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Congressman Bennie Thompson

Representing the District of Mississippi

Energy and Water Development

  • City of Jackson Water Systems Infrastructure, MS

    Corps of Engineers

    United States Army Corps of Engineers

    441 G. Street, NW

    Washington, DC 20314

    Construction

    $10,000,000

    • Funding is sought for water system infrastructure improvements, based on a specific section 219 environmental infrastructure project authorization in WRDA 2007, is of critical importance to Jackson -- and is the City of Jackson's top priority. The City's 2010 water shortage crisis during severe cold weather left many citizens without potable water for days following a number of water main breaks. That event certainly highlighted the urgent need for action.

    Rosedale Harbor, MS

    Corps of Engineers

    United States Army Corps of Engineers

    441 G. Street, NW

    Washington, DC 20314

    O&M

    $1,189,000

    • Funds to be used for maintenance dredging of the Rosedale Harbor. Without maintenance dredging funds, this port will lose project dimensions, requiring the port to be shut down during the busiest time of the year when harvested crops and timber are shipped via Rosedale Harbor. The harbor services many small communities and farmers in the Mississippi Delta. The loss of navigation could have significant adverse economic impacts on the region.

    Claiborne County Port, MS

    Corps of Engineers

    United States Army Corps of Engineers

    441 G. Street, NW

    Washington, DC 20314

    O&M

    $73,000

    • Funds to be used for maintenance dredging of Claiborne County Port.  Without maintenance dredging funds, this port will lose project dimensions, requiring the port to be shut down during the busiest time of the year when harvested crops and timber are shipped via Claiborne County Port. The port services many small communities. The loss of navigation could have significant adverse economic impacts on the region.

    Greenville Harbor, MS

    United States Army Corps of Engineers

    441 G. Street, NW

    Washington, DC 20314

    Corps of Engineers

    O&M

    $982,000

    • Funds will be used for maintenance dredging. Without maintenance dredging funds, this harbor will lose project dimensions during the busiest time of the year when crops are harvested and shipped via various ports and harbors along the Mississippi river. The loss of a dependable, reliable, and safe harbor will have significant adverse impacts on the region due to the increased shipping costs by rail and trucks.

    Vicksburg Harbor

    Corps of Engineers

    United States Army Corps of Engineers

    441 G. Street, NW

    Washington, DC 20314

    MRT Operations and Maintenance

    $718,000

    • Funds will be used for maintenance dredging. Without maintenance dredging funds, this harbor will lose project dimensions during the busiest time of the year when crops are harvested and shipped via various ports and harbors along the Mississippi River. The loss of a dependable, reliable, and safe harbor will have significant adverse impacts on the region due to the increased shipping costs by rail and trucks.