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Arkabutla Lake Hosts Annual Archery Hunt

VICKSBURG, MISS… Arkabutla Lake will host its 19th annual special management archery deer hunt October 19-22 and 26-29. There will be four hunts, each lasting two days; October 19-20; October 21-22; October 26-27; and October 28-29. The hunt will be held in the natural area below the Arkabutla Dam, an area that is usually closed to hunting. Applications are available at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office. The deadline for receiving applications is 3 p.m., August 29. Applicants must possess a valid Mississippi hunting license and be at least 16 years of age. [Read More]
Published: Jul-12-18

Corps’ Vicksburg District Halts Locking at Columbia Lock and Dam

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District announces that Columbia Lock and Dam has been closed to navigation until emergency repairs can be made. In addition, the water levels within the pool has been lowered 3 feet to relieve some of the pressures on the lock structure. At this time, the structure is stable and further damages are not expected. [Read More]
Published: Jul-11-18

Corps’ Vicksburg District Begins Lowering Water Level on Ouachita River

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District began lowering the water level on the Ouachita River on July 5 to inspect the Columbia Lock and Dam. In an effort to ensure public safety, the Corps evaluated water depths at the seven boat ramps based on a 3’ fall. As a result, the seven boat ramps operated by the Corps within the Columbia Pool (Riverton, Prairion, Bawcomville, Moon Lake, Sterlington, Finch Bayou and Felsenthal South) will be closed at 12:00 on July 9. The Riverton swim beach will be closed at 12:00 on July 10. The areas will be closed to protect your safety and prevent possible damages to your boats. Please do not move or go-around any of the barricades. [Read More]
Published: Jul-09-18

Corps’ Vicksburg District Inspects Columbia Lock and Dam

Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District is currently inspecting the Columbia Lock and Dam located on the Ouachita River approximately seven miles upstream of Columbia, Louisiana. USACE is inspecting the lock and dam for deficiencies after identifying seepage and sand boils near the structure and voids under the lock wall in early July. The inspection will be used to inform ongoing remediation work focused on repairing the structure and minimizing future risks. [Read More]
Published: Jul-06-18

Vicksburg District’s Chief of Design Branch Receives Commander’s Award For Outstanding Achievement in EEO

VICKSBURG, MISS…The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announces that David L. Wallace, recently received the Commander’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). Wallace received this award for his significant contributions to the EEO Program to assure full opportunity in employment for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and physical or mental handicap. [Read More]
Published: Jul-03-18

Corps’ Vicksburg District Hosts a Blessing of the Fleet

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will host a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony on July 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m., at the Vicksburg Harbor, 2449 Haining Road. A tradition that dates back to medieval times, the Blessing of the Fleet originally started in early European fishing communities. A blessing bestowed by a local priest was meant to ask for an abundant and safe season. [Read More]
Published: Jun-29-18

District Announces Employee of the Year Award

VICKSBURG, MISS… The Vicksburg District is proud to announce that Kristopher C. Ellis has been selected as the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District 2018 Employee of the Year. Ellis received the award for his outstanding demonstration of Army and Corps values, leadership and mentorship. In addition, Ellis meets the district's mission with excellence and has an exemplary list of accomplishments. [Read More]
Published: Jun-12-18

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2018 Civil Works Appropriations

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) work plan for the Army Civil Works program on Thursday, June 7. [Read More]
Published: Jun-11-18

USACE Opens Updated National Levee Database

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today opened the updated National Levee Database (NLD) for public access. The NLD is a living, dynamic information source that provides visualization and search capability on the location and condition of levee systems nationwide. [Read More]
Published: Jun-05-18

Two Recreational Policies Change for North Mississippi Corps Lakes

VICKSBURG, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announces the update of two recreational policies at Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada, and Sardis lakes, effective June 1, 2018. [Read More]
Published: May-17-18
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