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Army Corps Can Avoid Mississippi Challenge to Flood Controls

Sept. 14, 2021, 8:59 PM

Mississippi’s Secretary of State is unable to proceed with his challenge to the Army Corps of Engineers’ flood control measures near New Orleans, according to a Tuesday filing in a Mississippi federal court.

Michael D. Watson Jr. (R) sued the Corps over its environmental review of opening the Bonnet Carré Spillway. Once opened, the spillway sends freshwater into a lake and eventually the Mississippi Sound, which harms temperature-sensitive species, Watson argued.

The Corps has to update its environmental review for the impacts to the Mississippi Sound if “there remains a federal action to occur,” according to the U.S. District Court ...

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