[The plan] also seeks completion of a third electric barrier aimed at preventing the fish, which have already made homes in the Mississippi River system, from traveling through the waterways that lead to the Great Lakes.The plan did little to appease Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, who wants the locks shut down completely. She argues that the fish -- which have already taken over many Missouri waterways at the expense of native species -- don't keep a schedule and could sneak by at any time.
The plan suggests that navigational locks along those waterways, which connect to Lake Michigan and are crucial to commercial barge traffic in the Chicago area, could be opened less often than they are now as a way to slow the carp.
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