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Published on November 6, 2007

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Slide1:  US Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District Aquatic Nuisance Species Barrier Demonstration Project Agenda:  Agenda Scope Status Cost Future Scope Congressional Authorization:  Scope Congressional Authorization Section 1202, National Invasive Species Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-636) amended through 96 Authorized $750,000 initially for a report to identify environmentally sound methods for preventing and reducing the dispersal of nonindigenous nuisance aquatic species between the Great Lakes-Saint Lawrence drainage and the Mississippi drainage through the Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal. Project Description:  Project Description Demonstration study: Determine best method for preventing aquatic nuisance species dispersal via the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. San-Ship Canal provides the sole navigation corridor between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River. Slide5:  Advisory Panel Members U.S. Army Corps of Engineers U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Environmental Protection Agency U.S. Coast Guard U.S.G.S. Biological Resources Division Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Illinois Pollution Control Board Illinois Department of Natural Resources Great Lakes Protection Fund Illinois River Carrier’s Association Illinois International Port Commonwealth Edison Loyola University Slide6:  Smith-Root Inc. Great Lakes Sport Fishing Council North Eastern Illinois Planning Commission Illinois-Michigan Canal Corridor Association Friends of Chicago River Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources DuPage County Forest Preserve University of Michigan University of Windsor Advisory Panel Members Slide7:  Potential Barrier Approaches Physical Weirs Screens Hydraulic Chemical Low/No DO Nitrogen Ozone Toxicants Rotenone Antimycin TFM Other Acoustic Electrical Biological Thermal Visual Bubble Screens Lights Slide8:  Selected Electric Barrier Non- lethal deterrent Few permitting issues Available technology High chance of success Most easily implemented Barrier Design Features:  Barrier Design Features Full depth DC electrical array Operated remotely Monitor through transducer system tied to internet Slide10:  Des Plaines River Little Calumet River Grand Calumet River Calumet River Chicago River Area Map Cal-Sag Channel Sanitary and Ship Canal Barrier Chicago Lock Montrose Harbor Belmont Harbor Chicago Harbor Jackson Harbor Calumet Harbor Wolf Lake Indian Creek 296 327.2 333.7 324 NSC Wilmette Harbor Burnham Harbor Illinois River Slide11:  Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal Cross Section Slide12:  Barrier Cross Section Barrier Functional Diagram :  Barrier Functional Diagram Power and Control Center DC Electrode Array Barrier Field Status:  Status Installation contract Construction complete Jan 02 Monitoring contract Awarded Nov 01; NTP Apr 02 O& M contract Awarded Mar 02; NTP Apr 02 Cost Project Funding to Date:  Cost Project Funding to Date Federal $2,200,000 Contributed by the Great Lakes Protection Fund $ 75,000 Future Funding Needs (Estimated annual costs) :  Future Funding Needs (Estimated annual costs) O&M $150,000 Monitoring $100,000 Electricity $ 84,000 Issue: FY03 President’s Budget = 0 Future:  Future Finish study – Produce report New NISA authority pending in Congress includes: Make existing barrier permanent Add additional features to existing barrier Construct second permanent barrier Backup electrical power source for existing barrier Second barrier Section 1135 Local sponsor For More Info Contact::  For More Info Contact: Beldon McPheron, Project Manager USACE Chicago District 111 N. Canal Street, Suite 600 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 353-6400, ext 1813

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