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Morgan: Sardis Lake project could flood Delta city

GREENWOOD — Greenwood could be at the most risk of flooding if a proposed development around Sardis Lake is allowed to proceed. So warns Chip Morgan, executive vice president of Delta Council. Morgan, speaking to the Greenwood Rotary Club this week, said that Delta Council has for three years been in discussions with Sardis officials about the town’s desire to ...

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MDEQ: Delta lakes safe following historic flood

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Environmental officials say many lakes in the Mississippi Delta are safe for swimming and boating despite flooding by the Mississippi River. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality said yesterday in a news release that it sampled 23 lakes in the Delta for chemical and bacterial contamination following flooding on the Mississippi River and the Yazoo Backwater. MDEQ ...

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Corps: Budget cuts to affect management of lakes

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Budget cuts at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) will mean a reduction in operations and maintenance services that will be provided to public visitors at Corps-operated recreational facilities at Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada and Sardis lakes in North Mississippi. Recreational areas will remain open to the maximum extent possible; however, services such as mowing, cleaning and ...

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