Comment deadline on Yazoo Area Pump Project rapidly approaching

The deadline to submit comments on the Yazoo Area Pump Project is Monday, November 30th.

Recently, U.S. Senator, Cindy Hyde-Smith, issued a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to register her support for a new Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, which could advance a new and more environmentally friendly version of the Yazoo Backwater Area Pumps flood control plan stopped in 2008.

“I’m very happy to have an opportunity to voice my support for better flood control in the Yazoo Backwater Area.  I know it will help protect Mississippians while benefitting our economy and the environment,” Hyde-Smith said.  “We have one more week to comment and it is important that as many of us as possible provide pro-pumps comments to offset the out-of-state forces fighting the pumps.”

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson has also provided his comments to the Corps of Engineers.

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