This project will not build a dam like what is in place at the Reservoir, rather the existing weir located at the Water Works curve will be removed and relocated approximately four miles south. A weir is designed so that water flows over the top at all times. Water flowing in from the Ross Barnett Reservoir would flow out of the project area to the downstream channel, in accordance with existing permits, regulations, and inter-agency agreements. If there are extreme drought conditions, emergency gates in the weir have been added to the design that can be opened to allow the required minimum flow to continue.