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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Guest Column: Flooding calls for change in law

Over the past several years, I have witnessed devastating changes in the more than 3,500 acres of 16th Section Public School Trust lands along the Mississippi River.

Artificial flooding of the Mississippi River is causing significant damage, including increased siltation on the land, deterioration of wildlife habitats, tree mortality, and changes in timber stand composition to undesirable species.  This damage negatively impacts timber sales and leasing of 16th Section land.  All money raised through 16th Section land goes directly to our public schools, so when our 16th Section land suffers, our children suffer.

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