Posts Tagged ‘erosion’

Heavy rains erode bluffs; crews to begin repairs

WARREN COUNTY — Work has begun in Warren County to shore up the hillsides along parts of U.S. Highway 80 that eroded during January’s heavy rain. State transportation officials tell the Vicksburg Post earthen bluffs at U.S. 80 and Rancho Road were set back farther to limit the impact of further mudslides. Mississippi Department of […] [...]

Officials watching river walls during rainy weather

VICKSBURG — Two concrete walls blasted into the Mississippi River bank below the old U.S. Highway 80 bridge are passing a tough test during a rainy start to 2013, bridge officials said, as the latest study on the Interstate 20 bridge shows piers moved at the same pace last year as its older neighbor. In […] [...]

Beach-erosion experiment passes Isaac’s test; scientists ‘elated’

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Scientists at Mississippi State University have been working to find an inexpensive, attractive way to keep the sand on the 26 miles of manmade beach between Biloxi and Pass Christian, and Hurricane Isaac tested their experimental site. As the researchers expected, all of the vegetation at the site is still intact […] [...]

Crew cleaning up site while city looks for prospective buyer

by Published: August 13,2012

Tags: city, environmernt, erosion, land, municipality, property, tax

VICKSBURG — City crews began work last week to repair drainage and erosion problems on city land off Fisher Ferry Road. The Vicksburg Post reports Mayor Paul Winfield said he is seeking a buyer willing to develop the property and put it back on the tax rolls. The work, including materials costing about $85,000, was […] [...]

Agencies working to save Ship Island from erosion

GULF OF MEXICO — Four federal agencies have begun work to save Ship Island from erosion that has become a serious threat to the island’s existence. The Sun Herald reports sand is being added to north side of West Ship Island as a prelude to a $300-million project next year to fill-in the Camille Cut. […] [...]

Scientists find weirs effective against runoff

STARKVILLE — A Mississippi State University study has confirmed the success of a new technique to reduce nutrients in runoff water and protect downstream waters, including the Gulf of Mexico. Weirs, also known as check dams, are small dams used to collect water runoff from agricultural fields. Weirs are often the size of a drainage […] [...]

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