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Beyond Brandon Road: Monitoring 18 other points invasive carp could enter Great Lakes

By: Matt Jaworowski, ABC 4

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The focus of the fight to protect the Great Lakes from invasive carp centers on the Brandon Road Lock and Dam — and rightfully so. The facility sits about 25 miles southwest of Chicago and serves as the key pinch point between the Mississippi River System and the Great Lakes Basin. It is such a pivotal point that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and state agencies are working on a billion-dollar project to shore up any potential weaknesses that could let the fish through.

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