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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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Water, Water Everywhere: Part 2

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.

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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.

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Land Owners’ Meeting in Natchez July 2016

  Mississippi Flooding Presentation   No part of these presentations may be circulated, quoted, or reproduced for distribution without prior written approval from Bigger Pie Forum. These materials were used during oral presentations; they are not complete records of the discussions.  

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Mississippi River Commission Testimony: Lee Jones in Natchez August 2016

Proposed five minute talk to the Public Meeting held by the Mississippi River Commission in Natchez, Mississippi on board the Motor Vessel Mississippi at 2:00 p.m. 17 August, 2016. My name is Lee Jones.  Our sawmill, J. M. Jones Lumber Company, Inc., is located on the bank of the Mississippi River just below the Natchez-Vidalia…

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