Thursday, May 24, 2012

Great Lakes & Mississippi River Interbasin Study Newsletter

May 23: The Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 2 is now available. The issue includes articles entitled: New GLMRIS Interim Program Manager; Final ANS Control Paper; Commercial Fisheries Report; Upcoming Interim Products; Q&A's on Commercial Fisheries Report; Array of Alternatives Report Announced for 2013; and eDNA Calibration Study.
    According to the revised schedule of project milestones, an "Array of Alternatives Report" will be available in December 2013 and will outline an assortment of alternatives that meet the established planning objectives. The Army Corps of Engineers had previously planned to release a short list of proposed alternatives in 2015, recently committed to stepping up the schedule [See WIMS 5/8/12]. At least one of these alternatives will include a full hydrologic separation scenario. A draft Feasibility Study & Environmental Impact Statement is now anticipated by early 2015.
    Access the latest GLMRIS Newsletter (click here). Access the GLMRIS website for more information (click here).
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