Granholm said the threat of invading carp must be considered an emergency that merits action by the Army Corps of Engineers to quickly implement a separation between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed. The Governor believes the current timeline to study separation as one potential option to addressing carp does not reflect the seriousness of the situation. Humphries said, "We continue to urge swift action by the Army Corps to expedite necessary studies to move to permanent separation of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watershed. We appreciate the work completed thus far and look forward to collaborating with the Army Corps and other federal agencies on measures to achieve permanent separation."
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