Senator Stabenow Statement on Release of Final Brandon Road Study

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Washington D.C.- U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), co-chair of the bipartisan Senate Great Lakes Task Force, released the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finalized the Brandon Road Chief’s Report. This final plan will give Congress the ability to fund permanent solutions to keep Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. The Brandon Road Lock and Dam is a critical chokepoint in the Chicago waterway system.


Senator Stabenow has led the bipartisan effort urging the Army Corps to complete this final report and has successfully secured sufficient funding to monitor, detect, and take emergency actions to stop Asian carp.


“The release of this final comprehensive plan is a critical step forward in our fight against Asian carp. The Army Corps has laid out a full suite of technologies that can be put in place at Brandon Road, both now and in the future, to stop Asian carp from wreaking havoc in the Great Lakes. Most importantly, this report gives Congress what it needs to authorize funding for the project and finally advance a much-needed, long-term solution.”