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    Levee System

    Pearl River levee looking north, toward Lakeland Drive.

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    Pearl River Flow

    South Jackson view of the Pearl River flowing beneath Interstate 55.

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    Coliseum and Fairgrounds

    The 1979 Easter Flood forced more than 17,000 people from their homes.

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    Pearl Street and Downtown Area

    Damages from the 1979 flood totaled $500 million in damages (equivalent to $1.58 billion today).

Public Meeting Set for August 29 at Ag Museum

The Rankin Hinds Pearl River Flood and Drainage Control District (RHPRFDCD), along with The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality, are undertaking a feasibility and environmental impact study to investigate measures to alleviate flooding associated with the Pearl River in the Jackson, MS metropolitan area.

A public meeting will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the MS Agriculture and Forestry Museum, 1150 Lakeland Drive Jackson, MS 39216.

This report will identify and evaluate all environmental impacts associated with constructing as well as the operation and maintenance activity for all reasonable flood control alternatives for the metropolitan Jackson area.