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Army Corps of Engineers Reviews Cooperative Joint Management Arrangements with Non-Profit Partners

Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it lacks authority to permit the non-profit, cooperating association Friends of Lake Ouachita to reinvest user fees collected from patrons of the Crystal Springs and Tompkins Bend campgrounds at Lake Ouachita. A recently conducted legal review of USACE’s cooperative joint management program for recreational facilities revealed that these user fees must be deposited into the Land and Water Conservation Fund in the U.S. Treasury. These fees can no longer be retained by the non-profit, cooperating association and used for operational and maintenance purposes. [Read More]
Published: Sep-13-13

DeGray Lake Hosts National Public Lands Day and Great Arkansas Cleanup

Vicksburg, Miss… DeGray Lake will host The Great Arkansas Cleanup in recognition of National Public Lands Day 21 September 2013. Registration will be at the Spillway Area at DeGray Lake beginning at 8:00 a.m. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District and the Keeping DeGray Lake Beautiful committee wants all citizens to understand the importance of keeping America beautiful and instilling life-long habits of not littering and recycling. [Read More]
Published: Sep-12-13

Vicksburg District Reaffirms Partnerships with Adopted Schools

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District personnel recently participated with adoption ceremonies at their two adopted schools, Vicksburg High and Sherman Avenue Elementary through the Adopt A School Program. This is the 15th year for the adoption partnership between the Vicksburg District and Vicksburg High School, while the partnership between Sherman Avenue Elementary and the Vicksburg District is in its fourth year. The District’s committee consists of an all volunteer team composed of Vicksburg District employees. [Read More]
Published: Sep-10-13

33rd Annual Wildlife and Forestry Festival

OUTDOOR EVENT - FREE ADMISION - 28 September 2013 Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm - WILDLIFE & FORESTRY [Read More]
Published: Sep-10-13

Vicksburg District Hydraulics Branch Selects New Mexico Native for Internship

Vicksburg, Miss….The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District hydraulics branch recently selected Devon Gijsbers as a Department of the Army intern for the position of hydraulic engineer. Gijsbers’ responsibilities include inundation mapping, execution of dam breach analyses on Corps dams by developing hydraulic models and developing preliminary consequence models to estimate damages in the event of a dam failure. She is also responsible for developing detailed hydraulic watershed models for the Corps’ Modeling, Mapping, and Consequences Production Center. [Read More]
Published: Sep-09-13

Vicksburg District Team Member Receives Achievement Medal for Civilian Service

Vicksburg, Miss…Whitney R. Ladzick, a hydraulic modeler with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District’s Modeling, Mapping, and Consequences Production Center (MMC), recently received a Department of the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service at the District’s ninth annual Founder’s Day ceremony. [Read More]
Published: Sep-04-13

Vicksburg District Team Member Receives Medals/Awards at Annual Founder’s Day

Vicksburg, Miss… Dennis Ward, a contract representative at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sardis Lake Field Office, recently received a Secretary of Defense Global War on Terrorism Medal, a Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, and the NATO-5 Medal at the Vicksburg District’s ninth annual Founder’s Day ceremony. [Read More]
Published: Sep-04-13

Vicksburg District Team Member Receives Commander’s Award for Civilian Service

Vicksburg, Miss…Robert Cory Winders (Cory), hydraulic engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Modeling, Mapping, Consequences, and Production Center (MMC), recently received a Commander’s Award for Civilian Service at the District’s ninth annual Founder’s Day ceremony. [Read More]
Published: Sep-03-13

Grenada Lake Annual Drawdown Accelerated This Year

Vicksburg, Miss – The Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) will accelerate the annual drawdown of Grenada Lake by one month in order to perform dam maintenance. The Corps has increased the amount of water released through the dam within seasonal release requirements in an effort to reach the flood control pool level of 193 feet by 1 November. [Read More]
Published: Aug-29-13

Corps Regulatory Branch Promotes Mallard

Vicksburg, Miss… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (Corps) recently selected Jennifer Fryar Mallard as chief of the permit section in the regulatory branch. Mallard will serve as chief of the permit section responsible for review, analysis, approval, disapproval, evaluation, and inspection of certain Corps projects and all applications for Department of the Army permits covered by general permits, and nationwide permits. She will also have oversight of the compliance program which reviews, analyzes, and evaluates public notices and permit documents issued by local, state and other federal agencies. She will use her thorough knowledge and understanding of regulatory methods, techniques and practices of the principles of biology, botany, soils, chemistry, geology and forestry. [Read More]
Published: Aug-29-13
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