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BPF promotes environmental regulatory reform and actively engages the bureaucracy regulating flooding on the Mississippi River. BPF believes mitigating the flooding by using Old River Control Complex would give Mississippians back their privately owned land.

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Flood Control Madness

Flood Control Madness

Have flood control projects actually made flooding worse?  Yes.  Floods are higher, longer, and more frequent than ever.  Despite the Corps’ Mississippi Rivers and Tributaries Project authorized in 1928.  Which the Corps says has prevented a trillion dollars of flood damage from levee failures that haven’t happened.

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Another Stacked Deck: The Yazoo Backwater Pumps Project

Another Stacked Deck: The Yazoo Backwater Pumps Project

So you want to bet against the Mississippi River?

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Mississippi River Coarse Change

Growing Concern about Mississippi River Course Change

That’s the subject of a recent article in The Advocate of Baton Rouge and also a similar recent article in The Times Picayune of New Orleans.  It’s also something we have been talking about and testifying about before the Mississippi River Commission for the last two years.

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Undead Yazoo Backwater Pump Project

The Undead Yazoo Backwater Pumps Project 

Its tomb was sealed over in 2012 when the Fifth Circuit upheld the District Court decision against the Mississippi Levee Board’s challenge to the EPA ruling.  But a bony hand is emerging from the tomb.

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Lessons from Hurricane Harvey on Flooding

Lessons from Hurricane Harvey on Flooding

Storms are random natural events.  The consequences may be aggravated or mitigated by intentional acts of man.

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The Economic Damage of Drainage - From Belhaven Creek to the Mississippi River

A Bigger Pie View: The Economic Damage of Drainage

Drainage is one of those issues that goes unnoticed until it is the only thing that matters.  Mississippi faces drainage concerns on a large scale with the Mississippi River flooding and locally in the Belhaven neighborhood of Jackson.

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