- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Jackson County officials are discussing creating Lake George to be built by damming a tributary to the Pascagoula River.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1Pn9uxj) County Supervisor Troy Ross spoke out during Monday’s Jackson County Board of Supervisors meeting and calling for some kind of meeting with the powers behind the project — the Pat Harrison Waterway District and George County supervisors and economic development leaders.

The $100 million project has already received several million in state funds for studies and engineering.

Some officials have expressed concern that damming the Pascagoula could take away the designation that it’s the last large free-flowing river in the lower 48 states, a distinction that makes it a tourist attraction.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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