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Reduced Operating Hours at Two Ouachita River Locks

Vicksburg, Miss……Reduced operating hours at H.K. Thatcher and Felsenthal locks go into effect this week. The new hours of operation are 5 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The U.S Army Corps of Engineers took this step due to the lack of commercial traffic at the two locks. During the past year, no commercial vessels have passed through H.K. Thatcher lock. Only six commercial vessels passed through Felsenthal lock in 2015. [Read More]
Published: Nov-16-15

Southeast Arkansas Feasibility Study Moves Forward

Vicksburg, Miss……A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study to help alleviate flooding, water shortages, and environmental impacts in southeast Arkansas and northeast Louisiana took a great step forward last week. The study had been on hold due to funding issues. [Read More]
Published: Nov-03-15

Agriculture Lands near Lake Ouachita Available to Lease

Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is offering agricultural lands for lease to the public. There are 12 tracts of agricultural lands in Garland and Montgomery County, Arkansas, and the properties will be leased for pasture, hay and grazed woods. [Read More]
Published: Oct-29-15

Vicksburg District waives Day-Use fees on Veterans Day

Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announced today that it will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 146 Vicksburg District recreational areas on Veterans Day, November 11. [Read More]
Published: Oct-27-15

Grenada Lake Completes Periodic Inspection

Vicksburg, Miss……The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Grenada Lake has completed its periodic inspection of the Granada Lake Dam. The outlet works flood gates are scheduled to be re-opened on October 17, 2015. [Read More]
Published: Oct-15-15

Volunteers Needed for Arkabutla Lake’s 25th Annual Physically Challenged Deer Hunt

VICKSBURG, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking volunteers for its annual physically challenged deer hunt at Arkabutla Lake. This year’s hunt will be the 25th anniversary for this special hunt, to be held December 4-5, 2015, and December 6-7, 2015, with each hunt lasting two days. This hunt requires volunteers to assist individuals who are quadriplegic, paraplegic or ambulatory with the use of leg braces or crutches. [Read More]
Published: Oct-13-15

Sardis Lake Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Sardis, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sardis Lake Field Office’s staff invites the public to attend its commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Sardis Lake. The ceremony will be held October 7, 2015, 11:00 a.m. until noon, at the Arty Tapp Overlook at Sardis Dam. [Read More]
Published: Sep-30-15

Grenada Lake Begins Preparations for Periodic Inspection

Vicksburg, Miss……The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Grenada Lake is scheduled to begin its preparations for a periodic inspection of the Granada Lake Dam. The outlet works flood gates are scheduled to be closed and dewatering of the gate will begin on September 26, 2015. The gate closures and dewatering of the outlet works is being done in preparation for the upcoming inspection scheduled to be performed on October 8, 2015. [Read More]
Published: Sep-25-15

Corps Waives Day Use Fees at Recreational Areas in Honor of Public Lands Day

VICKSBURG, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,200 USACE-operated recreational areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on September 26, 2015. On this day, fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreational areas nationwide will be waived. [Read More]
Published: Sep-18-15

Corps Closes Riverton Beach for Winter Months

Vicksburg, Miss…… The Louisiana Field Office (LFO) of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has officially closed Riverton Beach for the winter months, which marks the end of the summer recreational period. The beach is a part of the Corps’ 13-acre recreational area that is located north of Riverton, Louisiana, on the Ouachita River. [Read More]
Published: Sep-16-15
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