Vicksburg, Miss… The Vicksburg District of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and Ouachita Green are seeking volunteers for the annual Water Sweep scheduled for September 19, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed for the cleanup of the Ouachita River and other bodies of water in surrounding areas.
VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (District) recognized team members with 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years of service and some Vietnam veterans at its recent Founder’s Day ceremony held at headquarters building. The ceremony was in commemoration of the District’s 142 years of service to the nation. Retirees, including those who are Vietnam veterans, were also recognized at the ceremony. A breakfast for retirees was held in the executive conference room prior to the ceremony.
Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) will leave the harbor for its annual revetment season on September 9, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. The District will host a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony on September 9, 2015 at approximately 10:15 a.m. at the Vicksburg City Water Front as the MSU departs.
VICKSBURG, MS… The Riverton Recreation swim area repair is now complete and open to the public. The swim area was closed due to a broken depth marker. The depth marker had broken/jagged metal that would be dangerous if the area remained opened to the public.
The boat ramp, playground area, pavilions, and comfort station remain open to the public.
VICKSBURG, Miss… The Steele Bayou Flood Control Structure will be opened Saturday, August 8, 2015. The Steele Bayou structure is located north of Vicksburg and was built in 1969 to provide backwater flood protection from the Yazoo and Mississippi rivers.