GLMRIS: Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study
January 6, 2014

The GLMRIS Report Released

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Today, USACE submitted to Congress the GLMRIS Report that presents a range of options and technologies available to prevent aquatic nuisance species (ANS) movement between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins through aquatic connections.

This report is unique because it identifies a range of options and is adaptable for the incorporation of future technologies. Each of the eight alternative plans that are presented in the GLMRIS Report includes a general location, conceptual design elements, estimated implementation time, and cost information. The report also includes potential mitigation measures to address impacts to uses of the CAWS resulting from the implementation of the range of alternatives.

The GLMRIS Team is inviting interested members of the public to comment on the alternatives presented in the GLMRIS Report. Comments can be submitted online, sent to the GLMRIS Team via traditional mail or hand-delivery, or given during a USACE-hosted public meeting in the following locations on the following dates:

  • Chicago, IL – Thursday, January 9, 2014
  • Milwaukee, WI – Monday, January 13, 2014
  • Cleveland, OH – Thursday, January 16, 2014
  • Ann Arbor, MI – Tuesday, January 21, 2014
  • Traverse City, MI – Thursday, January 23, 2014
  • Twin Cities, MN – Monday, January 27, 2014
  • St. Louis, MO – Thursday, January 30, 2014

To view the report, summary book, and details on the public meetings, register to speak, or to make an online comment, visit the GLMRIS Report page. Comments will be accepted until 30 days following the last public meeting, or March 3, 2014.

The GLMRIS Team appreciates your interest and input!