U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran introduces amendments to protect South Mississippi from Louisiana levee project

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi, today introduced a series of amendments intended to ensure the safety of Mississippians from flooding or storm surge threats that might result from a new flood control proposal for Louisiana.

To various degrees, the three Cochran amendments to the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (S.601 or WRDA) would force the Army Corps of Engineers to certify that that new flood control projects designed to protect the New Orleans region wouldn’t be harmful to coastal Mississippi.