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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers launches second year of Every Kid in a Park program

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today it will continue its support of President Obama’s initiative Every Kid in a Park pass program, which officially begins its second year. Launched last year, the initiative gives fourth grade students and their families free access to federal lands and waters as well as some state parks for a full school year. [Read More]
Published: Sep-13-16

District Names Manager for Dam Safety Program

VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently selected Ryan Reves as its manager for the Dam Safety Program of the geotechnical branch of Engineering and Construction Division. [Read More]
Published: Sep-01-16

Mississippi River Commission to host public meeting at Natchez waterfront

VICKSBURG, Miss… The Mississippi River Commission is conducting its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River August 14-19, 2016. August 17 at 2:00 p.m. a public meeting is scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI in Natchez, MS so commission members have the opportunity to meet with local partners, stakeholders and residents and hear their concerns, ideas and issues. Anyone with an interest is invited to present their views and suggestions on matters affecting the water resources infrastructure needs in the valley, including flood control and the Mississippi River and Tributaries project, environmental issues, recreation, navigation and others. [Read More]
Published: Aug-16-16

Beach Closures at Sardis Lake

Sardis , MS… . Due to low water conditions, swimming areas on the Lower Lake will be closed beginning August 4, 2016. Boating access will still be allowed on the Lower Lake, however, boaters are reminded to use caution during low water conditions. The water level in the Lower Lake has dropped over three feet since drawdown began on Monday, July 25. [Read More]
Published: Aug-04-16

Sardis Lake Conducting “De-Water” Inspections

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will begin conducting a “De-Water” inspection at Sardis Lake on August 12, 2016. During this time, the lower lake water level will be drawn down so that necessary inspections can be made in the conduit and outlet channel. The conduit is the oval shaped tunnel that carries water 560 feet from the gatehouse on the upper lake, through the dam, and empties into the outlet channel and the lower lake. The outlet channel area will be closed to fishing and public access until all inspections have been completed. [Read More]
Published: Jul-28-16

District Names Chief of its Project Management Branch

VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District recently selected Thomas Shaw as chief of its Project Management Branch of its Programs and Project Management Division. [Read More]
Published: Jul-26-16

District Names Chief of its Water Management Section

VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District recently selected Drew Smith as chief of its Water Management Section of the Engineering and Construction Division. [Read More]
Published: Jul-19-16

Repair Work Begins on Red River’s Lindy C. Boggs Lock and Dam

Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Lindy C. Boggs Lock and Dam (Lock #1) on the Red River will undergo repair work on the cable connections on five of its eleven gates. These repairs are necessary because of failed or failing connections due to the deterioration of the nuts and washers that secure the hoist cables. [Read More]
Published: Jul-06-16

Corps Schedules Signing of Partnership Project Agreements

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will enter a Partnership Project Agreement with mayors of several Mississippi communities. This signing, to be held at District Headquarters Building on June 16, 2016, is a part of the Mississippi Environmental Infrastructure Program (Section 592) as authorized by the Water Resources Development Act of 1999. [Read More]
Published: Jun-15-16

Army Corps of Engineers seeks public comments on proposal to renew and revise nationwide permits

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today it is seeking comments on its proposal to renew and revise 50 nationwide permits for work in wetlands and other waters that are regulated by Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. In addition, USACE is proposing to issue two new nationwide permits that pertain to authorizing the removal of low-head dams and the construction and maintenance of living shorelines. [Read More]
Published: Jun-10-16
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