The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is conducting a study in DeSoto County, Mississippi. The study is entitled Memphis Metropolitan Stormwater Management Project: North DeSoto County, Mississippi Feasibility Study. It will evaluate the need for improvements for flood risk management, ecosystem restoration, water quality, recreation, and related purposes associated with storm water runoff and management.
Desoto County is the fastest growing county in Mississippi. With a population of over 175,000 residents, it is the third most populated county in Mississippi.
USACE will evaluate a range of alternatives within Horn Lake Creek and Tributaries, Hurricane Creek Basin, Johnson Creek Basin, and Coldwater River and Tributaries.
Commercial and residential development has caused changes to flood duration and timing, resulting in increased flood risks in some areas of DeSoto County. Flood risks include life safety; residential, commercial, and industrial property damage; and disruption of transportation corridors for schools, emergency services, and businesses. Aquatic and wetland habitats along most of the major waterways in the project area are degraded, reducing the natural flood retention benefits afforded by wetlands.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SCOPING MEETING: Memphis Metropolitan Stormwater--North Desoto County, Mississippi