Friday, June 7, 2019

Governor Requests Disaster Relief for Coast

Governor Phil Bryant asked the federal government to issue a federal fisheries disaster declaration for Mississippi. The Governor argued the second opening of the Bonnet Carre spillway will wipe out the harvest of oysters, shrimp, and crabs on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The letter is posted below.


Anonymous said...

Little late to the dance Phil, this has been going on for months and all of a sudden you give a care. We were down there a week ago, and my charter boat friends are hurting because the fish have left and so have the shrimp. The oyster reefs are gone again.

Grammar police said...

Last line:

"Thank you for your consideration and this request."

Governor, you need a new writer/proof-reader.

That should be "Thank you for your consideration OF this request."

Anonymous said...

I spent last week on the coast. The water was nasty all the way to Horn Island. Normally this time of year we catch lots of trout in the marsh, it is all bass and catfish. Let the river change course or split. Save the coast from the devil know as the Corp of Engineers.

Anonymous said...

Right, it is Bryant's fault. The harpy never fails.

Anonymous said...

I reckon Feel is waiting on Tater to write another tepid letter regarding the disaster in the Mississippi Delta. Tater concluded his last letter to the feds with, "Please advise if I can help". What a nothing-burger!

Oyster Sampler, Please.. said...

So, suddenly oysters are more important than almost a million flooded acres of homes and businesses under water in the south delta?

Anonymous said...

No, but the seafood industry and the farming industry are both suffering. The “delta” was all forest that slowed the river and collected sediment until it hit the sea. It was chopped down and the levy system was made to protect the land from natural flooding. The Bonnett Carre spillway was a man made pressure relief valve that allows the river to flow into a brackish estuary and kill it. Flooding in the delta makes the crops better in subsequent years due to nutrient input, flooding into the MS sound kills the oysters, shrimp, and natural spawning habitat for fish. It is not even a comparison. We could pay farmers not to plant and/or make a Hell of a lot more WRP land that could be used for hunting and recreation, you can’t make oyster reefs overnight.

Anonymous said...

Because advanced planning and environmental regulation is what both the Trump and Bryant administrations live for.

Rod Knox said...

And now all of a sudden those tree huggers who have been promoting we allow more square miles to become wet lands seem to make sense. Imagine that.

Anonymous said...

Phil is going to be tepid so as to not offend Prince Trump. He is still hoping for an appointment of any sort. He has certainly paid his dues

Kingfish said...

and if he had his way, the national economy would suffer a huge blow. New Orleans and Baton Rouge would be screwed. There are quite a few refineries and plants that depend on the Mississippi River as a source of water.

Salt water would fill in between Baton Rouge and Natchez as a nice section of river is below sea level.

Anonymous said...

Y'all looking for New Jersey to recuse y'all again.

bill said...

Nonsense, 6:25. He would already be a US Senator if he wanted to go to Washington.

Anonymous said...

They need to consider relieving some pressure at the Old River flood control structure where the red becomes the Afatchalaya up near woodville

Anonymous said...

Bill, he could have appointed himself but of course that would be political suicide. He didn’t want his legacy to be a 2 year and out senator. He has been kissing Trumps ass for 3 years in hopes of any appointment. You don’t think he is simply that desperate for Trumps affection do you?.

Anonymous said...

Man vs Mother Nature...we all know how that usually ends.

Fed Up said...

Where the hell is Jam Hood, Houston, Ms.? He should have been in federal court getting a temporary restraining order. Fire him.

Governor Bonehead, we don’t want a disaster declaration. We want the disaster prevented.

Spineless bums afraid of the Delta Council, developers and rich Jackson donors.Quit filling in floodplains and sending bad decisions downstream on us. Same with dumb ideas like One Lake, Yazoo backwater, and other stupid development decisions.

The flood may not be caused by humans, but the greedy developers and bumbling bureaucrats at the Corps are turning into a man-made disaster.

Time for a clean sweep in the election. Send them all back home. That is the swamp that should be drained!

Anonymous said...

more federal welfare requested for mississippi. we are freeloaders. keep big government out of here.

Oyster Sampler, Please.. said...

5:21, while your Googling ability almost paid off, you fail to realize that this is not normal 'flooding' in the Delta. In fact there IS no normal flooding. We have had THREE one-hundred-year floods in the current eleven year period. That is not normal replenishing of land and soil resources.

This is the most drastic situation since 1927. Your notion of paying farmers not to plant is nonsense and shows your utter lack of knowledge. Take a Sunday drive from Vicksburg up past Cary on 61 and tell us that what you're seeing is 'farmers waiting to plant'. Never mind the homes, businesses, shops, hangars and equipment that are under water for the first and longest time in a hundred years. Turn your cap back around and take a seat on the stool.

Anonymous said...

With Thad gone and Bennie not likely to promote bailing out any Republicans, Phil shouldn't expect a phone call and check relative to these disasters. The farmers likely have insurance and will get tariff assistance, but all those that supply the farmers are screwed.

Anonymous said...

7:59AM wrote, "In fact there IS no normal flooding [in the _Delta_]..."

Yeah, it was given the name "the _Delta_" just to confuse folks. The myriad problems facing landowners and government entities along much of the length of the Mississippi River, as well as the mouth and beyond, is due entirely to people who have and continue to have delusions about their own abilities and think they can gain complete control over a river so powerful an entire continent cannot really "control" it. Those that want to pay their money and take their chances should be allowed to do so, but they shouldn't get one penny of taxpayer funds when their choice turns out to be a poor one.

Anonymous said...

ms has all of a 40 mile coastline . game and fish could handle that.if the legislature got rid of the department of marine resources the state would have money for 'disaster relief'. stinking administrate agencies. they exist solely for politicians to hand out high paying do nothing jobs. just how many millions di that director of MR and his pretty boy son steal a couple of years ago?

Anonymous said...

at 7:59 AM 100 year floods will no longer be a benchmark in the future. We will see extreme floods almost annually because of climate change.

An Inconvenient Falsehood said...

We will see extreme floods almost annually because of climate change.


Anonymous said...

OMG, I’m actually dumber after reading these comments. Scary, but these commenters vote.

Exit Stage Left..Please.. said...

Why are we still mentioning Phil Bryant? He's been an ineffective Toad for most of his tenure. He's gotten a few international flights in during the past two years and managed to make a handful of appointments. His only role now is appointment making and finishing his 'pardon list'. Otherwise, as for the past six years, he's been useless.

Now, as the rubber band on his toy plane is about to unwind, we're forced to listen to him whine about why Tater should succeed him. What nonsense.

We'll all be better off if we can avoid Tater, unseat Cindy and forget Phil.

Anonymous said...

This is the most interesting video you will see on this subject. Only seconds in length, but an amazing presentation.

Anonymous said...

“We'll all be better off if we can avoid Tater, unseat Cindy and forget Phil.”

Quoted for truth.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish again jumps into the conversation. But this time he suggests that the Mississippi River flows north, to Natchez, taking salt water with it. Oysters and Red Fish soon to be had in Greenville's Lake Ferguson. Holy Shit.

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