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Main Title Restoring the natural divide : separating the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins in the Chicago area waterway system.
Publisher Great Lakes Commission,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 792860221
Subjects Carp--Control--Mississippi River ; Carp--Control--Great Lakes (North America) ; Introduced fishes--Control--Mississippi River ; Introduced fishes--Great Lakes (North America) ; Water diversion--Mississippi River ; Water diversion--Great Lakes (North America)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELAM  QL638.C94R47 2012 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 07/15/2013
Collation 26 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm.
"January 2012." Includes bibliographical references (p. 26).
Contents Notes
The Great Lakes Commission and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative led a project to develop and evaluate alternatives for physically separating the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins in the Chicago Area Waterway System to prevent the movement of Asian carp and other aquatic invasive species (AIS). This report summarizes the results of the project and shows that separation can be achieved while also maintaining or enhancing water quality, flood management, and transportation. The engineering and economic analyses suggest that separation is feasible and provide a solid foundation on which further dialogue to advance a long-term solution to the AIS threat can proceed. Separation is defined as stopping the flow of water by placing physical structures at key points in the waterway system.