First, the improved land surrounding the widened river will be owned by a public body – the Rankin-Hinds Pearl River Flood and Drainage Control District – and not individual landowners. Secondly, there will not be a dam at the southern end of the project area, rather the existing weir located at Water Works curve will be moved four miles south. The weir will not have the ability to mechanically hold back water in the project area. There will be an emergency gate that can be opened in the event of extreme drought so that water flows are always maintained in accordance with the permit.