GLMRIS: Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study
September 25, 2012

Focus Area 2 Minnesota Reports Released

PDF Focus Area 2 Aquatic Pathway Assessment Report: Libby Branch of Swan River, Minnesota (2.5 MB)
PDF Focus Area 2 Aquatic Pathway Assessment Report: Swan River, Minnesota (1.5 MB)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released today the Focus Area 2 Aquatic Pathway Assessment Summary Reports for the State of Minnesota: Swan River and Libby Branch of Swan River. These reports present the methodology and key evidence used to assess the potential for transfer of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basins through several aquatic pathways.

As part of the Focus Area 2 portion of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS), USACE evaluated two potential pathways within the State of Minnesota, Swan River and Libby Branch of Swan River to consider the probability that a viable aquatic pathway exists. The reports show that both pathways in Minnesota were rated as low probability for movement of ANS. These reports are posted on the FA2 Documents page.

Comments will be accepted beginning today, September 25, 2012. The comment period will close 30 days later on October 25, 2012. Comments may be submitted electronically through the GLMRIS website or mailed to GLMRIS Focus Area 2, Summary Report Comments, 1776 Niagara Street, Buffalo, NY 14207-3199.

USACE will host a conference call on October 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. (Central). Call-in information is:

USA Toll-Free: 877-336-1839
USA Caller Paid/International Toll: 636-651-0008
Access Code: 8506361
Security Code: 0000

If you have any questions about this document, please contact the GLMRIS Focus Area 2 Team at 716-879-4260 or glmris@usace.army.mil.