The One Lake Project is a plan for future flood prevention

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As officials from Jackson and throughout the state took a victory lap in a press conference Monday to announce receding waters from the latest flood of the Pearl River, the conversation turned toward the future.

Specifically, the conversation turned toward The One Lake Project, a major flood control and economic development project that calls for creating a 1,500-acre lake on the Pearl River somewhere below the Ross Barnett Reservoir and north of Richland.

Talk of the project goes back to 2007 and after many iterations, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking at a final draft of the…

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