$7.5M Funding to Go Toward Yazoo Backwater Pumps

VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith has helped secure of a total of $46.5 million in 2020 fiscal year spending for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 27 projects in Mississippi. Included in that amount is $7.5 million specifically to work on finishing the last unconstructed part of the Yazoo Backwater Area project – the pumps that would drain areas behind the dam into the Mississippi River during flooding. In all the money will also help the Corps support flood control structures, six wastewater projects in Clinton, Gautier, Oxford, Sardis, and Jackson and DeSoto counties, and harbor dredging in Gulfport and Pascagoula.

 


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2 Comments on "$7.5M Funding to Go Toward Yazoo Backwater Pumps"

  1. Gonna need a lot more than 7.5……

  2. I hope it is done with no impact on the environment

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