Lub Memphis skyline pom raws tus dej Mississippi. (Lance Murphey / The Daily Memphian)
Sijhawm Nyeem Ntawv: 2 feeb

Zaj dab neeg no yog ib yam khoom ntawm tus Mississippi River Basin Ag & Lub Rooj Dej, ib qho kev tshaj tawm xov xwm ywj pheej raws li hauv University of Missouri Lub Tsev Kawm Ntawv ntawm Kev Sau Xov Xwm hauv kev koom tes nrog Kev Qhia Txog Asmeskas thiab tau txais nyiaj los ntawm Walton Family Foundation. Wisconsin Saib yog ib tug tswv cuab ntawm lub network. Sau npe rau peb tsab ntawv xov xwm thiab pub los txhawb peb qhov tseeb-kuaj sau xov xwm.

Lub koom haum ntawm Mississippi River tus kav nroog tau ua kev zoo siab rau Senate kev pom zoo ntawm txoj kev npaj dej hauv qab. Ntawm lawv lub rooj sib tham txhua xyoo hauv St. Louis thaum lub lim tiam ntawm Cuaj Hlis 15, cov tswv cuab ntawm Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI) tau tham txog txoj cai tseem ceeb thiab txoj hauv kev kom tau txais txiaj ntsig hauv cheeb tsam.

Cov pab pawg tau thawb rau ib qho kev cai lij choj hu ua the Tiv thaiv Mississippi River Ua Ke (SMRT) Txoj Cai, uas Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) tau tshaj tawm thaum Lub Xya Hli 2021. Nws lub hom phiaj los tiv thaiv kev lag luam thiab kev noj qab haus huv ntawm tus dej system.

Nws yuav tsim kom muaj kev tswj hwm tus dej sib koom ua ke, suav nrog lub chaw haujlwm hauv lub tebchaws, rau thaj tsam uas tau ua haujlwm ntau ntawm tsoomfwv thiab cov haujlwm hauv zos.

Tam sim no, Senator John Boozman (R-AR), Republican tus thawj coj ntawm Pawg Neeg Saib Xyuas Kev Ua Liaj Ua Teb Senate, tab tom muab qee qhov tseem ceeb rau hauv lub tebchaws. Water Resources Development Act, txoj cai ob xyoos uas tso cai rau cov kev pab cuam dej los ntawm US Army Corps of Engineers.

Pawg Neeg Saib Xyuas tau pom zoo qhov kev hloov kho los tsim "Kev Npaj Ua Ntej Lower Mississippi River Basin" Tshooj 406 ntawm WRDA, hauv lub Xya Hli.

Boozman tau hais tias "Nws hais ntau ntau kom muaj kev txhawb nqa dav hauv ob chav rau kev tsim kho tshiab tsim nyog," Boozman tau hais. 

WRDA yuav txuas ntxiv cov tswv nroog cov hom phiaj los ntawm kev tsim kom muaj Mississippi River basin demonstration program. Qhov kev pab cuam yuav muab kev tiv thaiv dej nyab los ntawm kev txhawb nqa tej yaam num xws li kev tswj sediment, hloov channel thiab tiv thaiv yaig. Cov phiaj xwm, uas tsis tuaj yeem tshaj $ 15 lab, tsim nyog rau 75% ntawm tsoomfwv cov nqi sib koom.

Boozman piv qhov kev siv zog rau cov kev pab cuam hauv Great Lakes thiab Chesapeake Bay, uas tso cai rau cov zej zog thiab cov koom haum ntiag tug tuaj yeem thov rau tsoomfwv cov kev pabcuam los pab txhawb kev txuag.  

Xyoo 1986 WRDA tau tsim lub Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program. Nws yog thawj qhov kev txhim kho ib puag ncig thiab kev saib xyuas ntawm tus dej loj hauv lub tebchaws, tab sis xyoo no WRDA yuav tsim thawj txoj haujlwm ntawm nws hom rau tus dej qis.

MRCTI co-chair, Tus kav nroog Errick Simmons, ntawm Greenville, Mississippi, tau qhuas txog kev coj noj coj ua ntawm pawg thawj coj hauv kev ua kom Mississippi River txoj kev hauv tsev yog qhov tseem ceeb hauv tebchaws. 

Simmons tau hais tias "Tsuas hais tias, txoj kev hauv dej Mississippi River yog Amelikas txoj kev tseem ceeb - thiab nws yuav tsum tau kho zoo li ntawd," Simmons tau hais. 

MRCTI tus thawj coj Colin Wellenkamp tau hais tias qhov project no tsuas yog ib qho ntawm SMRT Act txoj kev xav rau kev hloov pauv txoj cai loj. Yog tias Biden kos npe rau nws, Wellenkamp tau hais tias MRCTI yuav rov tsim tsab cai SMRT ua ntej rov muab nws rau Congress thaum Lub Ib Hlis.

"Txawm li cas los xij koj qhov kev xav txog kev nom kev tswv yog dab tsi, yog tias peb tuaj koom ua ke, peb tuaj yeem khaws thiab txhim kho cov khoom vaj khoom tsev zoo kawg uas peb muaj: tus dej Mississippi," Tus kav nroog Memphis Jim Strickland tau hais.

Zaj dab neeg no yog ib yam khoom ntawm tus Mississippi River Basin Ag & Lub Rooj Dej, editorially ywj siab tshaj tawm network raws li nyob rau hauv University of Missouri Lub Tsev Kawm Ntawv ntawm Kev Sau Xov Xwm hauv kev koom tes nrog Qhia Rau America thiab nyiaj txiag los ntawm Walton Family Foundation.

Rov luam tawm peb cov ntawv dawb, hauv online lossis luam tawm, raws li daim ntawv tso cai Creative Commons.

Nrov dab neeg los ntawm Wisconsin Watch