(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.READ MORE: Missed Gov. Whitmer's Press Conference? Here's Her Update On The State's Response To COVID-19
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.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 7,955 New COVID-19 Cases, 33 Deaths Wednesday
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