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Public Input Sought on Pearl River Basin Mississippi Federal Flood Risk Management Project Draft Environmental Impact Study

The Pearl River Basin, Mississippi Federal Flood Risk Management Project Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) published today to the Federal Register. The Notice of Availability, DEIS, and its appendices may be accessed through the links below. A Commander’s Report will be posted to this page soon. Please check back regularly for updates.

Posted on June 11, 2024

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has announced the publication of the Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) for the Pearl River Basin Mississippi Federal Flood Risk Management Project. This significant step in the project’s development marks the beginning of a 45-day public review period, concluding on Monday, July 22, 2024.
The DEIS and its appendices are accessible online at:

During the review period, the USACE will hold public meetings to gather feedback and comments on the DEIS. A virtual meeting is tentatively scheduled for the week of June 24, 2024. Specific details regarding this meeting will be posted on the project page once available.
In-person public meetings are scheduled as follows:
•        Wednesday, July 10 – 2:00PM – Mississippi Public Broadcasting Auditorium, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211
•        Wednesday, July 10 – 6:00PM – Mississippi Trade Mart, 1200 Mississippi St, Jackson, MS 39202
•        Thursday, July 11 – 11:00AM – Slidell Municipal Auditorium, 2056 2nd Street, Slidell, LA 70458
•        Thursday, July 11 – 6:00PM – Monticello Civic Center, 125 E Broad Street, Monticello, MS

Public comments on the DEIS may be submitted in the following ways:
•        Verbally or via a written comment card at an in-person session
•        Via email to
•        Via mail addressed to: Mr. Eric Williams; Chief, Environmental Branch U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Regional Planning and Environmental Division South, CEMVN-PDS, 7400 Leake Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

All significant comments received will be compiled by the USACE and included in a Public Involvement Report. Any necessary changes resulting from the feedback and comments will be incorporated into the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
The final EIS and its appendices will be published in the Federal Register later in 2024. Accompanying these final documents will be a Record of Decision from the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (ASA(CW)).

For more information and updates on the Pearl River Basin Flood Risk Management Project, please visit:

The USACE Vicksburg District is engineering solutions to the nation’s toughest challenges. The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana, that holds nine major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline Mississippi River levees. The Vicksburg District is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.


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