Thursday, August 23, 2012

GLMRIS Releases Latest Newsletter

Aug 23: The Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) established under the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 has released its latest newsletter. The purpose of GLMRIS is to determine the range of options and technologies available to prevent aquatic nuisance species transfer via aquatic pathways between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins. The newsletter reports that Project Manager Dave Wethington will be on assignment to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Headquarters in Washington, D.C. until January 2013, and Nicole Roach will be lead GLMRIS Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS) Project Manager in his absence. Additionally, the newsletter provides more about the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, and an update on other ANS efforts.
    According to the recently revised project schedule, an "Array of Alternatives Report" will be available in December 2013 and will outline an assortment of alternatives that meet the established planning objectives. 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 [See WIMS 5/24/12].
    Access the latest newsletter (click here). Access the GLMRIS website for complete background and details (click here).
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