Mississippi River Flooding

We think the Corps should operate the ORCC to increase the discharge as the river rises — and that Congress should authorize this. Now. This would lower flood crests, make floods shorter, and reduce the risk of levee failure — and a course change. It would also reduce batture and backwater flooding and the resulting economic and environmental damage on some 1.5 million acres in Mississippi and Louisiana. Time to change the flood control plan – before it’s too late.

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Gold Coast Commodities - Part 2

Gold Coast Commodities - Part 2

by BPF Published November 13, 2020 A wastewater sample that originated from a Brandon-based chemical plant and dumped into the city of Jackson’s sewer system exploded in the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s laboratory in Pearl in 2017, according to a DEQ inspection report.

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The Veins of America

The veins of America: Stunning map shows every river basin in the US

A stunning new map shows the complex network of rivers and streams in the contiguous United States.

Flooding in Mississippi

Priming a flood.

The river is primed for another major flood. It has a record 16 foot head start. But there is still time to reduce this – and the odds of a major flood.


Land Owners’ Meeting in Natchez July 2016

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Mississippi River Commission Testimony: Secretary of State, Delbert Hosemann in Natchez August 2016

Mississippi River Commission Public Meeting on the Motor Vessel Mississippi Secretary Hosemann testified before the Mississippi River Commission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to inform the public of the artificial flooding of the Mississippi River which is causing significant damage to 16th Section Public School Trust Lands and private lands. See Secretary Hosemann’s…


Mississippi River Commission Testimony: Jerry Riddle in Natchez August 2016

Testimony of Jerry Riddle For this entire past year, not one day have I been able to drive home on the road, because it’s been under water, because you refuse to open the Morganza Spillway.  Why?  Why would you do it? Is it because you have the big crawfish pond built on the other side…


Mississippi River Commission Testimony: Conner House in Natchez August 2016

MISSISSIPPI RIVER COMMISSION 8/17/16 INTRO CONNER HOUSE FORESTRY/LOGGING/LANDOWNER Over the past century the USACE has been tasked with modifying and manipulating the Mississippi River and its tributaries to minimize the impact of flooding and to navigation and commerce in the River. As in any environment, every action has a reaction. CLICK HERE TO READ the…