The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (District) is aware that pre-decisional planning documents, which included preliminary cost estimates, were made public through a Freedom of Information Act request. The documents, marked as "Preliminary Planning Document, Not for Public Release" and dated August 8, 2023, were initially created during the early stages of plan review.
Since the creation of these documents, the District has actively collaborated with the Rankin-Hinds Pearl River Flood and Drainage Control District (RHPRFDCD), gaining valuable insights on their plan's scope. The District and the RHPRFDCD have worked together to better understand the plan, refine information, and address additional considerations, including public input. The District would like to emphasize that the information contained in these materials is outdated and does not accurately reflect the current evaluation and our growing knowledge of the plan.
The District apologizes for any confusion the release of this document has created and remains committed to delivering the draft Environmental Impact Statement by early 2024. Furthermore, the District is dedicated to providing an effective flood risk solution for the Jackson Metropolitan Area.