Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Dec 19: The Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) has released Volume 2, Issue 4 of the GLMRIS Newsletter. In the latest issue includes: an articles on Program Manager Jack Drolet; the path forward for GLMRIS; an update on interagency Asian carp efforts; and more. The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in consultation with other federal agencies, Native American tribes, state agencies, local governments and non-governmental organizations, is conducting the GLMRIS.
The newsletter reemphasizes that a GLMRIS Report presenting a range of options and technologies to prevent the transfer of aquatic nuisance species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins at the CAWS and other potential locations along the divide will be submitted to Congress in December 2013. The newsletter indicates, "The purpose of the GLMRIS Report is to meet the intent of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) legislation, which requires expedited completion of the report initially scheduled for completion in 2015, as identified in Section 3061 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007. The 90-Day Report, released in October, outlines a plan for the completion of the GLMRIS Report, including anticipated milestones and resource requirements."
Access the latest newsletter (click here). Access the GLMRIS for complete information and background (click here).
Posted by WIMS at 12/19/2012