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Overview of the 2019 Backwater Flood & the Yazoo Backwater Project

By Peter Nimrod
Chief Engineer
Mississippi Levee Board
Greenville, Mississippi

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Summary: Peter Nimrod, chief engineer of the Mississippi Levee Board, reports on the 2019 Mississippi South Delta backwater flood, which flooded 548,000 acres, including 231,000 acres of crop land. The solution to this backwater flooding is the construction of the Yazoo Backwater Pumps Project, which was vetoed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2008.

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