TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials say they'll continue efforts to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, despite uncertainty about what Donald Trump might propose.
The Obama administration has spent over $388-million since 2010 to shield the lakes from the invasive fish, which could disrupt food chains and compete with valuable native species.
Officials say they've budgeted $42-million this year for Asian carp projects. They include further study of ways to fortify defenses at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam complex on a carp-infested Illinois waterway leading to Lake Michigan.
Agencies also plan more work on potential carp detection and control technologies.