VICKSBURG, Miss… The Mississippi River Commission is conducting its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River August 14-19, 2016.
August 17 at 2:00 p.m. a public meeting is scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI in Natchez, MS so commission members have the opportunity to meet with local partners, stakeholders and residents and hear their concerns, ideas and issues.
Anyone with an interest is invited to present their views and suggestions on matters affecting the water resources infrastructure needs in the valley, including flood control and the Mississippi River and Tributaries project, environmental issues, recreation, navigation and others.
Sardis , MS… . Due to low water conditions, swimming areas on the Lower Lake will be closed beginning August 4, 2016. Boating access will still be allowed on the Lower Lake, however, boaters are reminded to use caution during low water conditions. The water level in the Lower Lake has dropped over three feet since drawdown began on Monday, July 25.
Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will begin conducting a “De-Water” inspection at Sardis Lake on August 12, 2016. During this time, the lower lake water level will be drawn down so that necessary inspections can be made in the conduit and outlet channel.
The conduit is the oval shaped tunnel that carries water 560 feet from the gatehouse on the upper lake, through the dam, and empties into the outlet channel and the lower lake. The outlet channel area will be closed to fishing and public access until all inspections have been completed.
VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District recently selected Thomas Shaw as chief of its Project Management Branch of its Programs and Project Management Division.
VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District recently selected Drew Smith as chief of its Water Management Section of the Engineering and Construction Division.