Bonnet Carre Spillway

Court has mixed ruling on Bonnet Carre Spillway issue

Biloxi and other local governments can proceed with claims that opening Bonnet Carré harms fisheries habitats, but a federal court in Gulfport says it has no authority to compel a new Environmental Impact Statement to determine damages from the openings.…

Mississippi Lt Gov: Corps ignored spillway operating manual

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers ignored its own operating manual when it twice opened a Mississippi River spillway in 2019, causing an environmental and economic disaster in Mississippi and Louisiana, Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Tuesday. He spoke on the way…

Mississippi to receive $21.3M to help with fisheries disaster

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Representative Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., today announced that $21,311,804 in federal fishery disaster relief funds has been allocated for Mississippi. The U.S. Department of Commerce aid is being distributed in response to a prolonged period…

Bonnet Carre Spillway closure procedures begin

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District began the closing process at Bonnet Carre Spillway yesterday, based on the reduced flows in the Mississippi River at Red River Landing. The Army Corps will continue to assess conditions of…

Harrison County Board of Supervisors meeting

The Harrison County Board of Supervisors met this morning with plenty on the agenda. Most recently, they put forth their support for the Mississippi Sound Protection Act, which was a topic at the meeting. This protection act would ensure that…

Biloxi Mayor FoFo Gilich asking for support

Biloxi Mayor FoFo Gilich is seeking support for spillway legislation. During next Tuesday’s city council meeting, Mayor Gilich will be asking the city council to approve four measures designed to help avoid last summer’s spillway opening. Recommended by the Mississippi…

Mississippi Sound Coalition meets

The Mississippi Sound Coalition met this morning to discuss the state of the Coast and Mississippi Sound. 2019 marked a time of trials for many on the Mississippi Coast with the openings of the Bonnet Carre Spillway and subsequent algal…

Mississippi Sound Coalition meeting

Representatives from the 12 city and county governments across the Coast will be at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies tomorrow morning. It’s the regular meeting of the Mississippi Sound Coalition. During this meeting the group will take up a…

Mississippi sues Army Corps of Engineers

In one of his last acts as secretary of state, Delbert Hosemann has filed a civil lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mississippi River Commission. Hosemann announced the suit today in Gulfport. With casinos and fun…

A look at the horizon for Biloxi in 2020

With 2019 almost under wraps, there is a lot on the horizon for the year 2020, especially in the City of Biloxi. Biloxi Mayor Andrew ‘FoFo’ Gilich stopped by the station this morning for our ‘Mayoral Monday’ segment to give…

Commercial fishermen sue over spillway

It’s not just the Coastal cities getting in on the litigation regarding the Bonnet Carre Spillway, the members of Mississippi Commercial Fisheries United are taking action as well. This was a devastating year for local commercial fishermen. Ryan Bradley, the…