Preliminary Feasibility of Ecologic Separation of the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes via the Chicago Waterway System to Prevent the Transfer of Aquatic Nuisance Species

Grant: # 0684

Grant Amount: $67,000.00

Board Decision Year: 2005

Alliance for the Great Lakes (Chicago)

Brammeier, Joel ( (312) 939-0838

GLFT - Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations-H - Ecological and biological fisheries research to inform management

Project Details

This project explored aquatic ecological separation of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins at Chicago with the long-term goal of preventing the inter-basin transfer of aquatic species. The project developed effective and feasible scenarios and implementation strategies for separation of the two basins. These scenarios included consideration of engineering, economic, and ecological factors.


Final Report