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Pat Harrison Waterway District recognizes 50th anniversary

Nine water parks dot our area waterways, each providing a number of resources to those of the outdoor type. The organization in charge of these facilities, has reached a major milestone.

The Pat Harrison Waterway District recognized its 50th anniversary Thursday morning. They manage the rivers and tributaries along the Pascagoula River basin, including the nine water parks.

The event was held at Flint Creek Water Park in Wiggins, the park that started it all back in 1962. While a source of recreation for most, these parks have also provided an economic boost to the area for the last 50 years.

"You have to think about here. Having 250,000 people a year at Flint Creek. The impact it has on Wiggins. As well as along the coast and everywhere else," said Hiram Boone, Executive Director for MWRA. "They are not only staying here, but are spending money here. So when they do that, it makes a big difference."

"They really do help the individual counties with problems that we have with drainage, bridge work, erosion control, and so forth. They've been a great partner," said David Hogan, Board of Supervisors Forrest County.

David Hogan says he hopes to partner with the Pat Harrison Waterway District to assist Forrest County with repairs along Black Creek, following flood damage from Hurricane Isaac. The waterway district is funded from contributions by each of the participating counties.

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