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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 Transportation engineer Kevin Magee says ...

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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 ditch, with a two-foot channel ...

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