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George Washington appointed the first engineer officers of the Army on June 16, 1775, during the American Revolution, and engineers have served in combat in all subsequent American wars. The Army established the Corps of Engineers as a separate, permanent branch on March 16, 1802.
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George Washington appointed the first engineer officers of the Army on June 16, 1775, during the American Revolution, and engineers have served in combat in all subsequent American wars. The Army established the Corps of Engineers as a separate, permanent branch on March 16, 1802.
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has released a FREE app for your cellphone or tablet. The app is a great source for learning about the services offered by the District.
The USACE Vicksburg District App
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has released a FREE app for your cellphone or tablet. The app is a great source for learning about the services offered by the District.
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Do Business with the Vicksburg Districts Small Business Office
The Vicksburg District Small Business Office (SBO) continually strives to establish the SBO as the premier organization in assisting small businesses in “Doing Business with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.”

Welcome to the Vicksburg District

 The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers' Vicksburg District is one of 41 Corps districts worldwide and one of six districts in the Corps' Mississippi Valley Division (MVD)

The City of Vicksburg is not only our home, but home to the MVD, the Mississippi River Commission, the Engineer Research and Development Center, the 412th Engineer Command (U. S. Army Reserve), and the 168th Engineer Group (Army National Guard).

The Vicksburg District provides a full range of water resource products and services, covering 68,000 square miles in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The District's 1,000-person workforce is eager to serve you and to be the Engineer of Choice for the 21st Century. Enjoy our web site.

For daily stage and water info call: 
601-631-5900

For general questions or information call:
601-631-5000 or toll free 1-800-522-5672

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Latest News Releases

Mississippi River Commission schedules low-water inspection trip

VICKSBURG, Miss., July XX, 2015 -- The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River August 8-21, 2015. Four public meetings have been scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI in selected towns along the river so commission members have the opportunity to meet with local partners, stakeholders and residents and hear their concerns, ideas and issues.
Published: 7/23/2015

Riverton Recreation Area Swim Beach Temporarily Closed

VICKSBURG, MISS… Due to a broken depth marker in the swimming area at Riverton Recreation Area (RRA), the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has temporarily closed the swimming area effective immediately. The depth marker has broken/jagged metal that would be dangerous if area remained opened to the public.
Published: 7/21/2015

District Announces Annual Engineer’s Day Awards

Vicksburg, Miss… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District recently hosted its annual Engineer’s Day Awards ceremony at District Headquarters.
Published: 7/21/2015

Vicksburg District Prepares for July High River Stages

Vicksburg, Miss… While the forecasted stages for the Mississippi River are relatively low compared to the Great Flood of 2011, stages are predicted to reach Phase I flood fight preparation levels in much of the District. The current forecast is for the river to crest at 45 feet on July 17 on the Vicksburg gauge. It is somewhat unusual for the river to be this high this time of year. In fact, it was 1928 the last time the Vicksburg gauge was higher than the current forecasted crest in the month of July. But in comparison, this crest is still over 12’ lower than it was during the spring flood of 2011. The river reached a crest of 43 feet on the Vicksburg gauge in April this year.
Published: 7/10/2015

Vicksburg Corps Opens Riverton Beach for Summer Visitors

Vicksburg, Miss…The Louisiana Field Office (LFO) of the Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will open the Riverton Recreation area beach for the Fourth of July weekend. The 13-acre area recreational area, which is open year round, is located north of Riverton, Louisiana, on the Ouachita River. The swim beach will open July 3, 2015 and normally operates until mid-September. Riverton is the only recreational area with a swim beach within the LFO and on the Ouachita Black River system. Picnic sites, a picnic shelter, playground, boat ramp, and restroom facilities are also available.
Published: 7/1/2015