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Great Lakes Conservation: Michigan, Illinois Partner To Spend $8M On Asian Carp Dam Project

(CBS DETROIT) – Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Governor of Illinois, J.B. Pritzker are joining forces to combat Asian carp in the Great Lakes.

Together both states will spend up to $8 million to build a lock and dam system to keep the species out.

The federal funds were appropriated by the Michigan Legislature in 2018.

Scientist say Asian carp could out-source native species for food and habitat if left uncontrolled.

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