The $440 million Yazoo Backwater Pumps Project is an economic boondoggle that should be rejected by Congress.

The $440 million Yazoo Backwater Pumps Project is an economic boondoggle that should be rejected by Congress.

The $440 million Yazoo Backwater Pumps Project is an economic boondoggle that should be rejected by Congress.

DUMP THE PUMPS!

THE PUMPS ARE A 100% FEDERAL TAXPAYER-FINANCED PROJECT. NO LOCAL MATCH IS REQUIRED.

The $440 million Yazoo Backwater Pumps Project is an economic boondoggle that comes with a ballooning price tag.

Unlike every other water project in the country, the Pumps were exempted from any local cost share in 1996. The Pumps are a 100% federal taxpayer-financed project that unfortunately offers no real solution to the flooding problem in the Mississippi 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?

 

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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