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Mississippi Sues Army Corps Over Flooding Impacts on Gulf Coast

Dec. 30, 2019, 10:54 PM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers broke federal law when it repeatedly flushed freshwater through a Mississippi River spillway into the Mississippi Sound without studying the potential consequences to the Gulf Coast’s ecosystems and industries, Mississippi’s secretary of state said Dec. 30.

The corps and the Mississippi River Commission also should have used a second spillway in conjunction with the Bonnet Carre Spillway to relieve the extreme flooding that swept the central U.S. throughout the winter and spring, said Delbert Hosemann, who is Mississippi’s lieutenant governor-elect.

Hosemann filed a lawsuit Dec. 30 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District ...

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