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.

Featured Work

Water, Water Everywhere: Part 2


by Charles Grayson Published February 27, 2020 The batture lands along the river are a harbinger of a changing river that is less and less under control of the Army Corps of Engineers.

Bigger Pie Forum Projects

Mississippi River Flooding

Consumer Advocate


Belhaven Flash Flooding

A BPF View – Drainage and Flash Flooding

Drainage issues are important to the residents near Belhaven and Eubanks creeks in Jackson. They are hoping for a permanent solution after another flash flood hit their communities.

One Lake Project

Endangered City vs. Endangered Species

Can’t turtles and fish co-exist with One Lake? The threat of losing some of their habitat is being used to endanger the One Lake Project.  Seems like a good idea to put the possible loss of some habitat in perspective with the $500 million loss from the 1979 Easter Flood (a billion today).  And let elected officials, concerned citizens, planners and engineers protect Jackson.  It’s still endangered.

Black Swan - Bureaucrats

Bureaucrats All the Way Down

Bureaucrats default to the 1928 Mississippi River and Tributaries Project flood control plan even though it causes record floods. They ignore the bottlenecks, declare 900,000 acres flooded inside the levees a non-event, default to dredging and raising levees — and hope no Black Swan (a rare event with extreme consequences) happens on their watch.


Tip of a Mudberg

The Titanic ran into an iceberg.  And sank.  The US Army Corps of Engineers has run into a “Mudberg.”  And its reputation is sinking.  Mudberg is a thirty-foot-high mound of sediments in the Mississippi River above Baton Rouge that restricts its flow.  It slows the discharge to the Gulf of what were beneficial short, spring rises on the river.  And makes them long, destructive floods.

Belhaven Neighborhood

Update to Urban Flash Floods Part I: Who Is at Fault?

UPDATE: Bigger Pie first commented on the urban flooding issue in November 2017. It is a serious issue that has frustrated many citizens across Jackson.

Time to Change the Flood Control Plan

Time to Change the Flood Control Plan

I testified about flooding on the Mississippi before the Mississippi River Commission in Greenville on April 18, 2018. Readers with properties on the river, its oxbow lakes, and tributaries may be surprised to learn why they flood.  It’s the bottlenecks.