Several members of Congress, including all four U.S. senators from Ohio and Michigan, are imploring the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stay on schedule with the Brandon Road Lock & Dam Study it is required to develop as an enhanced strategy for keeping Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes in the Chicago area. 

In a letter to the Corps issued to the media on Monday, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R., Ohio) and Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.), co-chairs of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, told Acting Corps Assistant Secretary Ryan Fisher the Corps must meet the report’s targeted completion date in January, 2019.

Also signing the letter were U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio), U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D., Mich.), and senators from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and New York who are members of that task force.