Posts Tagged ‘levee’

County to spend $5.1 million for levee at KiOR site

ADAMS COUNTY — Adams County will spend $5.1 million to put up a levee at the industrial site where a biofuels company intends to locate. Biofuels company KiOR said Monday it would locate its second Mississippi production facility in Natchez, a move that will create 300 jobs. The facility will be built on a 120-acre […] [...]

Post-flood levee repair, and its funding, is getting lots of attention

Another phase of the recovery from the historic spring flood has started – the race to repair and rebuild the levee system that was strained by the high water, and the political process to pay for it. Relentless spring rainfall in the Lower Mississippi Valley combined with annual snow melt in the upper Midwest filled […] [...]

Taxes raised to recoup levee funding following flood

WARREN COUNTY — Taxes are going up for some property owners along the mainline Mississippi River levee in northwest Warren County. The Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners wants to recoup about $400,000 spent from a $2-million reserve fund during the recent flooding. The increase will translate into an extra $2.40 on a tax bill for […] [...]

Corps: Post-flood levee repairs could reach $1B

WEST MISSISSIPPI — The cost of repairing Mississippi River levees that were damaged by this year’s historic flooding could reach $1 billion, but it’s not clear how much funding will be available, a high ranking U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official said yesterday. Col. Thatch Shepard, deputy commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ […] [...]

Getting off the bottom

As the historic crest of the Mississippi River rolled past the Delta last month, the catfish industry started breathing a little easier. If the Yazoo Backwater Levee had failed, practically the entire catfish industry in Mississippi would have been underwater, and after a decade of struggles, could have meant the industry’s death. Even if the […] [...]

Commissioners release update on lifting levee closure

GREENVILLE — The Mississippi Levee Board says the Mississippi River mainline levee will remain closed until the flooding Mississippi River falls to 48 feet. That will bar riverside property owners in the Greenville area from returning to their homes and businesses and keep the city’s two downtown casinos closed. However, riverside property owners should be […] [...]

Levee holding, but Port City still reporting issues

GREENVILLE — The City of Greenville is reporting a number of issues related to the historic rise of the Mississippi River. Officials are dealing with such issues as displaced wildlife in the city limits and the concern of the impact of the floodwaters on the water and sewer systems. The Mississippi River is now expected […] [...]

Water over-topping old levee, main levee holding

by Published: May 9,2011

Tags: floods, levee, rain, severe weather

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — The anticipated overtopping of an abandoned, privately owned section of levee occurred May 7, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports. This overtopping occurred on a section of levee in front of the mainline levee approximately seven miles east of Eudora, Ark. This privately owned levee is located at the north end […] [...]

Disaster declaration extended, storm aid coming

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Gov. Haley Barbour announced residents and business owners in four additional counties can access federal emergency assistance programs after President Obama approved and expanded Mississippi’s federal disaster declaration for severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that affected the state. The additional counties are Chickasaw, Choctaw, Neshoba and Webster. These four counties will receive […] [...]

Corps holding meeting at Eagle Lake about levee work

by 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 […] [...]

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