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EPA Seeks Public Input on Clean Water Act 404(c) Proposed Determination

Release Date: 03/18/2008
Contact Information: Davina Marraccini, (404) 562-8293,

(Atlanta, Ga. – Mar. 18, 2008) – EPA Region 4 is seeking comment on a proposed determination to prohibit or restrict the use of certain waters in the Yazoo River Basin in Issaquena County, Mississippi, as disposal sites for dredged or fill material in connection with the proposed Yazoo Backwater Project. The public has 45 days to comment on the Proposed Determination.

The Yazoo Backwater Project is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works proposal designed to address flooding concerns affecting 630,000 acres of land between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers. The primary component of this project is a 14,000 cubic feet per second pumping station that will pump rainwater out of the Delta during high water events on the Mississippi River.

For a copy of the Notice of Proposed Determination see: