Communities in Mississippi’s South Delta deserve real solutions for reducing flood damages, not false hope pinned to the Yazoo Backwater Pumps.

Communities in Mississippi’s South Delta deserve real solutions for reducing flood damages, not false hope pinned to the Yazoo Backwater Pumps.

Communities in Mississippi’s South Delta deserve real solutions for reducing flood damages, not false hope pinned to the Yazoo Backwater Pumps.

-TAKE ACTION-

DUMP THE PUMPS!

Much like the failed Kemper County Coal Plant, the Yazoo Backwater Pumps Project is a false promise based on fuzzy math – a $440 million price tag that at best leaves 68% of those affected under water. The same false promise that was used to justify Kemper is now being used to push the Yazoo Pumps, which unfortunately offers no real solution to flooding in Mississippi’s South Delta.

The Army Corps of Engineers’ own analyses make the case against the Pumps. In March, the Corps admitted under the best-case scenario, only 32% of the backwater area would receive any flooding relief with the Pumps.

All lands at or below the 92.3-foot elevation, or 68% of the backwater area, would continue to flood even with the Pumps in place — so just how many homes and farm fields would truly be flood-free?

 

This Corps of Engineers map shows that 68% of the South Delta – 347,000 acres – would continue to flood even with the Pumps in place.

TELL YOUR CONGRESSMAN – DUMP THE PUMPS!

TELL YOUR CONGRESSMAN – DUMP THE PUMPS!

Senator Roger Wicker

555 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-6253

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith

702 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-5054

Congressman Bennie G. Thompson

2466 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-5876

Congressman Trent Kelly

1005 Longworth H.O.B.
Washington, D.C. 20515
(202) 225-4306

Congressman Steven Palazzo

2349 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
(202) 225-5772

Congressman Michael Guest

230 Cannon H.O.B.
Washington, D.C. 20515
(202) 225-5031

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