Mississippi reservoir plans generating Louisiana concerns
BATON ROUGE (AP) - Louisiana officials are worried Mississippi's plans for a new reservoir on the Pearl River could harm Louisiana's ecology.
An attorney for a Mississippi flood control district tried to allay fears during a meeting at the Louisiana Capitol on Thursday, emphasizing the "One Lake" proposal is in early phases.
The Advocate reports Louisiana state Sen. Sharon Hewitt, a Slidell Republican, replied that she will raise objections at every stage of the project.
Representatives of the Mississippi flood control district said the $350 million reservoir plan could lessen flood concerns for Jackson. The project would move an underwater dam downstream and shift levees, creating the reservoir "lake" on the Pearl River east of Jackson.
Hewitt says the reservoir could prevent enough water from flowing downstream into Louisiana, damaging wetlands and native species.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Interview with breast cancer survivor, Janet Achord
Preview of high School football's COVID precautions as it resumes
Airline Highway closed at Florida due to crash
Breast Cancer Awareness Month at BR General
Deputies: Denham Springs man found hiding in teen's closet charged with multiple...
Recruiting look at local WR's Chris Hilton and Brian Thomas
Friday Night Blitz: Week 1 09-25-2020
LSU changing the recruiting game with prospect led visits
LSU football returns Saturday with no tailgating, 25% capacity in Death Valley
What you need to know before you geaux to Tiger Stadium