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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Mississippi River Commission Testimony: Kelley Williams in Baton Rouge Apr 2017

I appreciate this opportunity to testify again. Last year I talked about flooding at our farm in the Natchez reach 20 miles above the Old River Control Complex. Today I’m talking about flooding in the Baton Rouge reach below Old River. I hope to show that ORCC can reduce the height, duration, and frequency of floods – and to persuade you that it should.

Flooding at the Morganza Spillway

No January flood this year.   

The record January flood was unusual. But major floods aren’t. Mississippi has had seven in the last ten years.

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

  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.  


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…