The Chicago and Detroit District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be hosting the Great Lakes Mississippi River Inter-basin Study “GLMRIS” at two locations in Michigan.
The purpose of these events is to gather information from affected federal agencies, Native American tribes, state agencies, local governments and non-governmental organizations, stakeholders, and the general public.
Significant issues associated with GLMRIS may include, but are not limited to:
Significant natural resources such as ecosystems and threatened and endangered species; Commercial and recreational fisheries; Current recreational uses of the lakes and waterways; ANS effects on water users; Effects of potential ANS controls on current lake and waterway uses such as flood risk management, commercial and recreational navigation, recreation, water supply, hydropower
and conveyance of effluent from wastewater treatment plants and other industries; and Statutory and legal responsibilities relative to the lakes and waterways.
The Commanding General of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, Major General John W. Peabody, The Chicago District Commander, COL Vincent V. Quarles and the Detroit District Commander, LTC Michael C. Derosier will be in attendance. Issues such as the “Asian Carp” will more than likely be discussed.