Posts Tagged ‘flood control’

Corps may have to work on levees with no appropriation

by Associated Press Published: July 18,2011

Tags: federal government, flood, flood control, flooding, floods, levees

WEST MISSISSIPPI — An engineer says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may have to undertake work on the Mississippi River Levee system with no supplemental appropriation from Congress. The Vicksburg Post reports that Lt. Col. Greg Raimondo, a corps engineer, told a civic club in Vicksburg that for fiscal 2012, the Corps expects about […] [...]

Flood gates close, but levee debate heats up

by Associated Press Published: June 27,2011

Tags: disaster, flood control, flooding, floods, levees, natural disaster, natural disasters, rain, severe weather, Weather

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — The Steele Bayou Flood Control Structure has been re-opened. The Steele Bayou structure is located north of Vicksburg and was built in 1969 to provide backwater protection from the Yazoo and Mississippi rivers. The gates were closed on 25 April in anticipation of the historic flood water levels of 2011. These gates, […] [...]

Cochran questions canceling of Yazoo Backwater Project

by For the MBJ Published: May 10,2011

Tags: disaster, disaster preparedness, federal government, flood control, flooding, floods

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) said he is confident that the State of Mississippi, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies are doing all they can to prepare Mississippians for widespread flooding this week. Cochran, who serves on the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Army Corps of […] [...]

Levee Board suing EPA over Yazoo Pump

by For the MBJ Published: May 2,2011

Tags: courts, environment, flood control, flooding, lawsuit, levees

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Officials charged with protecting the lower Mississippi Delta from devastating floods have filed a court appeal in support of completion of the Yazoo Backwater Project, a flood-control project that has been derailed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The appeal was filed with the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by the […] [...]

Corps holding meeting at Eagle Lake about levee work

by For the MBJ Published: April 29,2011

Tags: engineering, flood control, flooding, floods, levee

EAGLE LAKE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, participated in an informational meeting sponsored by Warren County this morning at the Eagle Lake Fire Station building at Eagle Lake just north of Vicksburg. The focus of the meeting was the flooding Mississippi River. All residents and landowners of the Eagle Lake Community […] [...]

Levee board loses Yazoo Pump decision, may appeal

by Associated Press Published: March 30,2011

Tags: agriculture, courts, environment, flood control

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — A Mississippi levee board that wants to move forward with a $220-million flood control project has lost a bid in federal court to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2008 veto of the project. The Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners sued the EPA in Aug. 2009 in U.S. District Court in Greenville. Court […] [...]

Judge rules contractor liable for levee work

by Associated Press Published: September 16,2010

Tags: construction, courts, flood control, floods, hurricanes, Weather

NEW ORLEANS — A government contractor isn’t immune from claims that it performed shoddy work that resulted in the failure of a New Orleans levee system during Hurricane Katrina, a federal appeals court has ruled. The ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revives claims against Washington Group International Inc. over Industrial Canal […] [...]

Supervisors oppose development at Sardis

by Associated Press Published: June 16,2010

Tags: economic development, flood control, lake development

GREENWOOD — Leflore County supervisors say flood control is the reason they oppose plans for a destination resort at Sardis Lake. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that the proposed resort would include a 300-unit condo hotel lodge, conference center, retail village, 1,600 single-family residential units, a 36-hole golf course, a marina and other amenities. Supervisors also […] [...]

Lake development proposal draws opposition

by Associated Press Published: June 8,2010

Tags: flood control, lake development, real estate, resort

SARDIS — Plans for a destination resort facility at Sardis Lake have drawn protests from some area officials concerned about flood control. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that the proposed project would install a 300-unit condo hotel lodge, conference center, retail village, 1,600 single-family residential units, a 36-hole golf course, indoor water park and hotel, marina […] [...]

Corps awards Delta levee contract

by Associated Press Published: February 23,2010

Tags: flood control, levee, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ISSAQUENA COUNTY — A Greenwood company will begin work soon on a 4.7-mile Mississippi River levee enlargement in Issaquena County at a cost of $10 million. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded the contract to Kenneth R. Thompson Builders Inc. for the levee enlargement between Goose Lake Road and Fitler. The contractor has initiated […] [...]

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