Residents voice opinions on watershed projects

Representatives from the Arkansas Black Mayors Association and Pine Bluff Mayor Shirley Washington were taken to task over persistent flooding prob...

July 13, 2023
5:00 AM

Representatives from the Arkansas Black Mayors Association and Pine Bluff Mayor Shirley Washington were taken to task over persistent flooding problems and whether Pine Bluff could lose federal funding if the city decides to pursue completion of watershed projects on its own. Emotions ran high Thursday evening inside the Pine Bluff Convention Center ballroom as citizens revealed their frustrations over flooding that has imperiled the city over the years, including a 2019 inundation resulting from the swelling of the Arkansas River.

I.C. Murrell