Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Traffic Control Fee Document Updated

This is more in line with my understanding of what the policy would be.  I'm glad they clarified.

Project Rezway Tomorrow!

Project Rezway 2014 is tomorrow evening.  This fundraiser benefits the Keep the Rez Beautiful organization. KRB is an organization I can vouch will put every penny raised into improving the Reservoir.  I encourage you to attend, sponsor, tell your friends, share on Facebook, and otherwise support this project. It benefits us all.

Read about it at the links below:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Traffic Control Fees to Be Collected by PRVWSD

Read this press release, it deals with important stuff.  May 3 is the first Saturday in May. I see no exemption here for present leaseholders.  Best break out the bike if you plan to go to a public park in the PRVWSD.

Daily Water Level Update

The PRVWSD held the current discharge last night with no increase in the rate of cfs from the Spillway dam. By this morning, the discharge equaled the forecast inflow from upstream.  The Pearl River in Jackson thus stayed below the peak from Friday of last week.  The water levels within the Rez are stopped and the PRVWSD will slowly begin reducing the water levels.  Rain is forecast for Friday, but it is not expected to be high.

PRVWSD Board Agenda for Thursday's Meeting

Monday, April 14, 2014

Smoked Ribs for a Good Cause

Recent Rains Affect on Pearl River Flooding-Updated

The present rain is not predicted by those in the know to have much of an effect on flooding levels on the Pearl River in Jackson.  PRVWSD plans to hold the discharge at 33,900 cfs throughout today.  This will cause the Pearl River to peak in Jackson at 33.5 feet, well below imminent danger levels.

Debris-fing You on Clean Up Week

Hopefully you didn't trash that RC Waste Management bill.  On it, we were reminded the new rate increase goes into effect on July 1, 2014.  The regular rate goes to $50.  Senior citizens and disabled individuals will pay $25.

In further junky news, Rankin County Cleanup Week is April 28 through May 3.  This is your chance to rid yourself of bulky items, tires, limbs, and like items.  Various drop-off places will litter the county that week. In the reservoir, that would include Fire Station No. 3 on the Northshore, and Sandhill Library in Pisgah. This opportunity isn't rubbish; don't waste it.

A reminder from our discussion last year, "white goods" are large electrical appliances commonly used in your house for domestic puposes, i.e., refrigerators and washing machines.


Friday, April 11, 2014

Water Level Update

Flow into the Rez crests today.  The PRVWSD leadership believes everything is in good shape.  Discharge from the spillway was cut back at 7 a.m. this morning.  PRVWSD plans to cut back discharge by 2,000 cfs every 12 hours through the weekend.  As a result, the Rez water level will rise.

All of this means the Pearl below the spillway will fall from here on out, and allow the backwater to drain. Even with the expected 1 to 2 inch rain fall on Sunday night and Monday morning, everything is looking manageable.

From my vantage point, it appears much planning goes into discharge levels.  There is a strategy involved that makes me thankful we have good people calling the shots on discharge levels and lake water levels.

Flowood Mayor's Easter Egg Hunt

Mayor Rhoad's Annual Easter Egg hunt is Saturday, April 19, 2014, beginning at 10 a.m.  It will take place at Liberty Park (behind the Flowood YMCA).  This activity is for children aged 0 to 10 years.

New Taco Bell Coming to Castlewoods Area

Super D drugstore did not last long as a stand alone business across Lakeland Drive from its original location.  Let's see if Taco Bell can break away from its gas station roots and survive as a stand alone. Expect a large, modern, Taco Bell soon in the old Super D location in front of Kroger

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Update from PRVWSD on Water Situation

The PRVWSD will hold the current discharge of 45,000 cfs until the Pearl crests at the Spillway on Saturday morning.  The crest of the Pearl River at Highway 80 is being revised to 35.0 feet, down a half foot from earlier predictions. The Rez level will continue to drop until tomorrow morning.  Thereafter, the Rez will rise as water is stored in the lake to reduce peak flooding in Jackson.  Once the upriver peak reaches the Spillway, the PRVWSD will reduce the discharge.

Beware, rain is expected for Sunday night and Monday morning.

Business Expo in Richland This Evening

Taste of Flowood Tonight

73 degrees at game time, sunny, with no chance of rain.  See you at the Refuge at 5:30 p.m.  Details.