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News GLMRIS Newsletter Available

GLMRIS panel at a public meeting.
Photo Credit: USACE
Panel at a public meeting
Photo Credit: USACE
Volume 4, Issue 1 of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study Newsletter is now available. In this issue, find out what the GLMRIS Team has been up to since the release of the report; what mitigation is and why it is important, and how it was incorporated into the report.

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Video: 5 Steps to Protect Your Lake from Exotic Species

Cleaning to prevent spread of invasives.
Photo Credit: MDDEFP
Cleaning to prevent spread of invasives.
Photo Credit: MDDEFP
Please enjoy a new video from Quebec's Ministry of Sustainable development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks that demonstrates five easy and effective steps to clean up fishing boats and recreational crafts to prevent the introduction and spread of exotic invasive species.

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Québec Joins Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee

Fish sampling, Asian carp monitoring
Photo Credit: ACRCC
Fish sampling, Asian carp monitoring
Photo Credit: ACRCC
The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC) announced today that the Government of Québec has joined the effort to ensure comprehensive action to protect the Great Lakes from invasive Asian carp.

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Report Released Documenting the 2009 and 2010 Large-Scale Rotenone Applications in the Chicago Area Waterway System

Rotenone/Dye Tracking Boat
Rotenone/Dye Tracking Boat
Photo Credit: USGS
Two large-scale and complex applications of rotenone in the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS) in 2009 and 2010 to combat invasive Asian carp are documented in this report.

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Report submitted to Congress with alternatives to prevent Asian carp and other species’ transfer between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins

GLMRIS Logo
GLMRIS Logo
Photo Credit: USACE
CHICAGO - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) submitted to Congress the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) Report Jan. 6, 2014. View the report at www.glmris.anl.gov.

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USACE releases GLMRIS newsletter

Updating partners on GLMRIS activities. Photo Credit: USACE
Updating partners on GLMRIS activities
Photo Credit: USACE

While many exciting releases and engagements have taken place since our last newsletter in July, the majority of the team’s time has been tremendously focused on the drafting, compilation and quality assurance review of the GLMRIS Report, which will be made public in January.

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Are you using Asian carp as bait? Michigan's new video helps you find out

Carp bait. Photo Credit: MI DNR
Carp bait
Photo Credit: MI DNR

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has developed a video to assist anglers and the general public in identifying juvenile Asian carp. Juvenile Asian carp can be confused with common baitfish – such as gizzard shad, emerald shiner, spottail shiner, or golden shiner.

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New tool helps in understanding how Asian carp eggs spread

Fluvial Drift Simulator. Photo Credit: University of Illinois
Fluvial Drift Simulator
Photo Credit: University of Illinois

To combat the threat of invasive Asian carp in the Great Lakes, the University of Illinois, in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey, has developed a tributary assessment tool to help predict which Great Lakes tributaries might be vulnerable to Asian carp spawning and could support egg transport and development. The tool, Fluvial Drift Simulator (FluEgg), is a three-dimensional numerical model developed to evaluate how rivers carry and spread Asian carp eggs.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Leader in eDNA Science for the Early Detection of Asian Carp

eDNA testing. Photo Credit: USFWS
eDNA testing
Photo Credit: USFWS

The Midwest Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week that it has assumed environmental DNA (eDNA) sample processing responsibilities for the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS) for the early detection of Asian carp. The responsibility was moved from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Research Development Center, Center for eDNA Application and Research, to the Service’s new Whitney Genetics Lab in Onalaska, Wisconsin.

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Corps of Engineers releases updated report on prevention controls at Eagle Marsh for aquatic nuisance species transfer

Eagle Marsh Pathway. Photo Credit: USACE
Eagle Marsh Pathway
Photo Credit: USACE

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the updated Eagle Marsh Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Controls Report, which identifies options and technologies to prevent the transfer via water of Asian carp and other ANS between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins at Eagle Marsh wetlands preserve, located in Fort Wayne, Ind.

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