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Mississippi County opposes gatekeeper change, supports pump plan

Thursday, November 17, 2011

By Scott Welton

scottw@standard-democrat.com

CHARLESTON -- The Mississippi County Commission doesn't support a drainage district's efforts to get control of some flood gates but agrees a pumping station there should be a higher priority for the Corps.

Commissioners said during their regular meeting Thursday that the county received a letter from the St. John Levee and Drainage District advising they oppose transfering control of the flood gates at New Madrid to St. John's Bayou Basin Drainage District.

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