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  1. Cost of keeping Asian carp from Great Lakes nearly triplesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 28 | Washington Times

    Fortifying an Illinois waterway to prevent invasive carp from using it as a path to Lake Michigan could cost nearly three times as much as federal planners previously thought, according to an updated report. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week released a final strategy plan for upgrading the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois, which experts consider a good location to block upstream movement of Asian carp that have infested the Mississippi and Illinois rivers.


  2. Planned Illinois River dam projects will stall barge trafficRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 14 | Washington Times

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning several repairs projects for Illinois River dams that could interrupt barge traffic for much of summer 2020. The six projects announced by the Corps of Engineers extend from the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet to the LaGrange Lock and Dam near Versailles.


  3. Lawmakers, groups urge fast deployment of Asian carp defenseRead the original story

    Dec 9, 2017 | Washington Times

    Members of Congress and Great Lakes advocacy groups are pressing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to strengthen defenses against Asian carp at a crucial choke point. The Corps is considering a $275 million plan to bolster the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois, with devices such as water jets and noisemakers to prevent the invasive fish from migrating from the Illinois River to Lake Michigan.


  4. EXCHANGE: Prairie not the only thing preserved at MidewinRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2017 | Washington Times

    Even many of the ammunition bunkers left behind from the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant days will be kept as the U.S. Forest Service that oversees Midewin tells a story of the transition of the land through history. It's a story that includes the natural prairie of prehistoric time, the Potawatomi people whose word "Midewin" provides the site its modern name, the farmers who came in the 19th century and drove hogs to market in Chicago along an old dirt road that remains, the Joliet arsenal that was built to produce ammunition for World War II, the historic Route 66 highway that cuts through it, and the modern effort to restore 18,500 acres of prairie.


  5. Senators complain about slow pace of Asian carp studyRead the original story

    Nov 28, 2017 | Washington Times

    A group of U.S. senators is urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers not to fall behind on a study of how a key waterway chokepoint could be used to keep Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. The corps is considering ways to strengthen defenses against the invasive carp at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois.


  6. Old, meet new: Drones, high-tech camera revamp archaeologyRead the original story

    Nov 24, 2017 | Washington Times

    Scanning an empty field that once housed a Shaker village in New Hampshire, Jesse Casana had come in search of the foundations of stone buildings, long-forgotten roadways and other remnants of this community dating to the 1790s. But instead of a trowel and shovel, Casana and his Dartmouth College colleague Chad Hill are using a drone equipped with a thermal imaging camera and mapping instruments.


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