Home » Tag Archives: flood control (page 5)

Tag Archives: flood control

Cochran questions canceling of Yazoo Backwater Project

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 Engineers, indicated that he would ...

Read More »

Levee Board suing EPA over Yazoo Pump

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 board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners. ...

Read More »

Corps holding meeting at Eagle Lake about levee work

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 were invited. Warren County officials ...

Read More »

Levee board loses Yazoo Pump decision, may appeal

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 records show U.S. District Judge ...

Read More »

Judge rules contractor liable for levee work

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 levee breaches that flooded the ...

Read More »

Supervisors oppose development at Sardis

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 voted this week to ask ...

Read More »

Lake development proposal draws opposition

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 and other amenities. The project ...

Read More »

Corps awards Delta levee contract

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 some preliminary work with an ...

Read More »