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Denton and Ford lobby legislators to support finishing the Yazoo pumps



State Reps. Kevin Ford and Oscar Denton lobbied their colleagues to support finishing the Yazoo Pumps. (Photo courtesy Rep. Ford)

State Democratic Rep. Oscar Denton and Republican Rep. Kevin Ford have been lobbying fellow lawmakers at the Mississippi Capitol to join them in voicing their support for the proposed Yazoo Backwater Pumps.

They took comment postcards to Jackson this week to pass out to fellow lawmakers and staffers urging them to join the efforts to support completing the project.

Both men have been strong advocates of the pumps project. Ford has had numerous meetings with Eagle Lake and South Delta residents and leaders in hopes of finding ways to mitigate flooding issues and advocate for the farming industry.

The postcards are a grassroots effort to provide favorable comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for its upcoming Environmental Impact Statement to be released in October. The Corps is accepting comments through June 15.

Postcards can be found at numerous locations in the Delta, Vicksburg and Jackson area. Locations can be found here.

Comments can also be submitted directly to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and should include this heading:

To the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District
RE: Notice of Intent published April 16, 2020, 85 FR 21218

If sent by postal mail, send to:

Edward E. Bel, Jr.
Director of Programs

Mississippi Valley Division
US Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District
4155 East Clay Street
Room 248
Vicksburg, MS 39183

If sent by email, send to:

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