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VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently announced the selection of Cori Carraway as chief of the permit section of the regulatory branch of Operations Division.

  Carraway will be responsible for the supervision of an interdisciplinary team tasked with the oversight, development, and issuance of nationwide permits, regional general permits, and compliance.

  Prior to this selection, Carraway served as a senior environmental specialist in the permit section.  In this position, she was responsible for the review and verification of permit applications and for the development and modification of MVK general permits. She was also responsible for, as required by workload, to conduct inspections of activities or work covered by approved permits to ensure compliance with the provisions of the permits. 

  A native of Vicksburg, Carraway is a graduate of Warren Central High School and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in environmental science from Mississippi State University. 

  She is a member of the Association of State Wetland Managers, Vicksburg Young Professionals, and the Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg.

 She is married to Bert Carraway, III, of Vicksburg and they are expecting their first child in October.
District Announces Chief of Permit Section of Regulatory Branch
3/27/2015 3:55:00 PM
VICKSBURG, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District recently named Rick Dwyer as its manager for three Arkansas Corps lakes including DeGray, Greeson and Lake Ouachita. 

  Dwyer will be responsible for managing the three Arkansas Corps lakes with each of their hydropower plants, and 114,183 acres of public lands with 49 recreational areas.  He will also manage a combined staff of 188 Corps and contract employees with an average budget of approximately $19 million. 

  Nationally recognized projects within his oversight include the Geo-Float Trail, the first water-based nature trail in the country, which was a finalist in the Chief of Engineers awards program in 1984, and the recently completed 45-mile Lake Ouachita Vista Trail that will benefit the local economy by providing recreational opportunities for thousands of visitors.  Lake Ouachita also received a National Take Pride in America award in 1991.  

  Dwyer began his career with the Corps in 1980 as a temporary park technician at Lake Ouachita.  Previous assignments include park technician in the Louisiana Field Office, Monroe, Louisiana; supervisory park ranger at Lake Ouachita Field Office; park manager at DeGray Lake Field Office and Lake Ouachita Field Office; and deputy project manager, Ouachita Project Management Office. 

  He is a member of Council 6419, Knights of Columbus in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  He also serves on the Parks and Trails Advisory Committee, Hot Springs, Arkansas.  

  A native of St. Louis, Missouri, he is a graduate of DeSmet Jesuit High School, and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in biology from Arkansas Tech University in 1982. 

  He is married to the former Pam May of White Hall, Arkansas, and they are the parents of three children.
District names new manager for Corps’ Arkansas Lakes
3/27/2015 11:35:00 AM
Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District and the Vicksburg Chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers sponsored a math competition for 59 students from Porter's Chapel Academy, Scholastic Academy, St. Aloysius Catholic School, Warren Central Junior High, and Vicksburg Junior High. 

In the January 29, 2015 competition, first place went to Victoria Gong from St. Aloysius. 

PHOTO:  (left to right) LTC Stephen Rhudy (Deputy Commander), Victoria Gong (Student at St. Al) and Henry Dulaney (Chief of Engineering and Construction)
Vicksburg District Hosts 3rd Annual Math Competition
2/5/2015 4:14:00 PM
A few of the article inside:

*Vicksburg District Reach Zero-Fatality Year
*OCO Deployment - Challenging, Exciting,etc.
*River Operations: Providing Value to Nation
*Boy Scouts Build Wood Duck Nesting Boxes
*Why Interpretation?
*Commander’s Corner Colonel John W. Cross
The Water's Edge, Fall 2014
2/3/2015 3:08:00 PM
Vicksburg, Miss… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has selected Jennifer Mallard as Chief of the Operations Division’s Regulatory Branch.

Mallard will serve as chief of the Regulatory Branch and be responsible for planning, coordination, and execution of the Corps of Engineers’ regulatory program authority within the geographic boundaries of the Vicksburg District. She will assist in making final decisions on Federal authorizations for non-USACE projects impacting all waters of the United States throughout the District and oversee controversial and/or politically sensitive in nature project evaluations.

Mallard joined the Corps in 2001 as a park ranger at Lake Greeson in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. After deploying to Mississippi for Hurricane Katrina emergency operations in 2005, she accepted a position in the Regulatory Branch as an environmental specialist.   She has served as a senior environmental specialist for the past ten years and most recently served as Chief of the Regulatory’s Permit Section.

A native of Caddo Gap, Arkansas, she is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in environmental soil and water science.  She received a Bachelor’s Degree in park and recreation management at Henderson State University and a Master’s Degree in Sports Management.  Mallard is a member of the Association of Wetland Managers, Professional Soil Scientists of Arkansas, and Society of Women Engineers. She is the daughter of the late James R. Fryar and Gracie G. Fryar of Caddo Gap, Arkansas. She is married to Matthew Mallard of Enterprise, Mississippi, and they have two sons and are members of First Baptist Church in Vicksburg.

The Vicksburg District Regulatory team continues to work daily to assure that the Nation’s aquatic resources are protected, while allowing reasonable development through fair, flexible, and balanced permit decisions.  Every year, the Vicksburg District Regulatory team rev
Vicksburg District Promotes Mallard
1/29/2015 3:09:00 PM
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1/29/2015 11:22:00 AM
Welcome Students from:
Vicksburg Junior High
Vicksburg/Warren Scholastic Academy
Warren Junior High
St. Aloysius
Porter's Chapel
Welcome SAME Math Competitors
1/27/2015 4:24:00 PM
VICKSBURG, Miss… A floating dock was recently installed at Grenada Landing’s boat ramp of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Grenada Lake by EZ Dock Contractors of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Grenada Landing was the chosen site for the floating ramp due to the popularity of this ramp. 

The dock meets all American Disabilities Act guidelines, accommodates four to five boats, and is equipped with handrails, benches, bumpers, and cleats. 

The floating dock runs parallel with the boat ramp and is approximately 190 ft. long. Benefits of the floating dock include a safer and easier setting for Grenada Lake visitors to board their boats, load and unload supplies, and decrease traffic congestion.

Grenada Lake’s water level fluctuates nearly 25 ft. throughout the year. The lake ranges from around 215 ft. national vertical geodetic datum (NGVD) during summer months and down to 193 ft. NGVD during winter months. Despite fluctuating lake levels, Grenada Landing’s boat ramp is usable throughout the year.
New Floating Dock Available at Grenada Lake
1/23/2015 3:03:00 PM
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