This issue has been studied extensively. There will be no discernible variance in the amount of water flowing in from the Ross Barnett Reservoir to the amount flowing out of the project area to the downstream channel. The same minimum flow requirements on the Reservoir will apply to this project. 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. Furthermore, approximately two-thirds of the Pearl River Watershed is runoff from south of the project location, so the Jackson area is not the only driver of water levels in the southern parts of the watershed.