Overview of the 2019 Backwater Flood & the Yazoo Backwater Project
By Peter Nimrod
Mississippi Levee Board
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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.