WASHINGTON D.C. - A commission that was set up to study invasive species from entering the Great Lakes recommends setting up physical barriers to keep out species like Asian Carp.
The bi-national Great Lakes Commission officials from the U.S. and Canada who took 18 months to study the issue and issued their report Tuesday.
They recommend the construction of physical barriers and other waterway improvements between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River.
The study recommends building a physical barrier that could cost $109 million physical barrier along with flood prevention improvements that could cost between $3.2 billion and $9.5 billion.
Asian carp have been migrating up the Mississippi River system since the early 1990s.
Asian carp could upset the ecosystem in the Great Lakes by devouring many other species. The Great Lakes, represent 20 percent of the Earth's fresh surface water and the primary drinking water supply for 35 million residents on both sides of the border.
An eight-year-old boy was shot Thursday morning in Cattaraugus County. Officials are at the scene on West Road, in Leon.
There is another Lake Effect Snow Warning in effect for Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties from Thursday through early Friday.
Lake Effect Snow Warnings return today with the chance for an additional foot for some areas.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
Viewers sent in photos from the snowfall around Western New York.