Yazoo Backwater Pump back in the news

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Re: Yazoo Backwater Pump back in the news

Postby stang67 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:35 am

Cost share makes everybody happy, then. :wink:
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Re: Yazoo Backwater Pump back in the news

Postby Duckling » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:42 pm

There was some talk that the holding level of Steele Bayou would have to be raised to 80+ feet to keep the pumps primed. In a rising river situation would they keep the gates open longer than they currently do to allow it to get to a primed state before closing or would they close the gates early then open them once the riverside gets to a level that would prime the pumps?

Seems like if they keep the gates open longer to allow it to get to a level that would prime the pumps then it would flood the bayou side faster than it does now although to a lower crest.
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Re: Yazoo Backwater Pump back in the news

Postby deltadukman » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:55 pm

Bump. Stang, you still think the same?
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Re: Yazoo Backwater Pump back in the news

Postby stang67 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:23 am

Well, fair question. First, my concern and prayers are with those impacted. I lived in BR in 2016, so don’t think I haven’t seen a flood up close and personal.

If this becomes the new norm, I’ll concede. This is excessive. But, as rare as this year’s levels are, I still question the benefit. When I look at all the ag land now in WRP in that area, it’s obvious the ag credit is half of what it was 30 yrs ago. Do the numbers reflect that?
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Re: Yazoo Backwater Pump back in the news

Postby 1010 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:43 am

Hopefully the pumps will get approval now! Pitiful how this has become a football..
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Re: Yazoo Backwater Pump back in the news

Postby donia » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:51 pm

heard a news quote that they would reduce the water level 5ft from current level...that's a lot of affected people out from under the possibility of flooding every time it happens. seems that it is happening more and more often, too.
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Re: Yazoo Backwater Pump back in the news

Postby stang67 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:09 pm

donia wrote:heard a news quote that they would reduce the water level 5ft from current level...that's a lot of affected people out from under the possibility of flooding every time it happens.

Is it, though? Sure it’s a lot of acres, but people? Residences? WRP land? This is my hang up, and I could admittedly be off base.
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Postby peewee » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:28 pm

Tim it is. The pumps would have dropped the water level 5.5’. The majority of the homes flooded would have been saved. EPA and extreme liberal environmentalist and some crooked republicans are to blame. It’s sad to see a few Rhinos who called the pump a waste of taxpayers $ but they turn right around and support projects in their own districts and states that dwarf the cost of pumps.

Sadly the taxpayers are fixing to pay one way or another for something that should have never happened.
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Re: Yazoo Backwater Pump back in the news

Postby Wildfowler » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:11 pm

Can y’all please remind me what elevation we are talking about that the 5 1/2 foot difference with and without the pump would be?


Also, how far up the Yazoo River would the pumps help lessen flooding?

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Re: Yazoo Backwater Pump back in the news

Postby missed mallards » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:37 pm

Wildfowler wrote:Can y’all please remind me what elevation we are talking about that the 5 1/2 foot difference with and without the pump would be?


Also, how far up the Yazoo River would the pumps help lessen flooding?

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I want to say 91/92.

The pumps Dont have much to do with the yazoo. Yazoo drains the hills while the sunflower drains the interior delta. No pumps mean no outlet for the sunflower when the sip is high.

From what I’ve read there’s a ton of farmers that won’t get a crop planted. Corn plant date ends this month. They’ll be Soley dependent on their crop insurance payment for not planting. I’m sure fema/gov will chip in a disaster payment. That’s the farm side.

91 is still high. These 5-9” rains are more than we can deal with but the last 7 years have become the norm.
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Re: Yazoo Backwater Pump back in the news

Postby stang67 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:02 am

peewee wrote:Tim it is. The pumps would have dropped the water level 5.5’. The majority of the homes flooded would have been saved. EPA and extreme liberal environmentalist and some crooked republicans are to blame. It’s sad to see a few Rhinos who called the pump a waste of taxpayers $ but they turn right around and support projects in their own districts and states that dwarf the cost of pumps.

Sadly the taxpayers are fixing to pay one way or another for something that should have never happened.

How many homes?
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Re: Yazoo Backwater Pump back in the news

Postby donia » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:51 pm

...said Wednesday that more than 1,100 homes are affected, although some of those are not flooded, but in areas with roads cut off by flooding. Water is so common in the region that some people build small levees around their houses.

an older study, against, mentioned 6000 people in sharkey and Issaquena that are affected. that doesn't include the portions of Humphreys, Washington, Yazoo and a smidgeon of north Warren.
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Re: Yazoo Backwater Pump back in the news

Postby stang67 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:55 pm

I wonder if that includes Eagle Lake residents who aren’t being allowed on the levee anymore.
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Re: Yazoo Backwater Pump back in the news

Postby donia » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:44 am

stang67 wrote:I wonder if that includes Eagle Lake residents who aren’t being allowed on the levee anymore.


if that is their only access in and out and it is closed to them, then I would think Yes.
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Re: Yazoo Backwater Pump back in the news

Postby Po Monkey Lounger » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:53 am

I’m no hydrologist, but my question is if those pumps are installed and dump even more water into the Yazoo River at times of flooding, then what will that do to the water levels further upstream in the Yazoo, Tallahatchie, and Yalobusha Rivers?

My club’s hunting camp in the mid-east Delta was under water this past spring for almost two months. No insurance. No $$ relief from any govt agency. It took a lot of time, effort and $$ to get our camp repaired and ready for the start of the fall hunting seasons.

No effect? How is that possible.
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