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March, 2016


Scenic Route 304 (Pratt Road) to Close In Tate County

VICKSBURG, MISS… Due to anticipated heavy rain, Pratt Road will close at noon on March 30, 2016. Pratt road (State Scenic Route 304) is in Tate County near Arkabutla Lake and is below the overflow spillway. This closure will cease all public access from Tate County past the dam to points north and west. The expected duration of closure is unknown at this time. [Read More]
Published: Mar-29-16

Mississippi River Commission schedules high-water inspection trip

VICKSBURG, Miss., -- The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River April 11-15, 2016. [Read More]
Published: Mar-22-16

Flooding in Central Louisiana Causes Corps 24 Hour Surveillance

Vicksburg, Miss…Due to the higher than normal amount of rainfall in the Shreveport/Bossier City area and most of central Louisiana, the Corps’ Vicksburg District have made preparations for Phase II Flood Fighting. Preparations have been made to increase the level of response (24 hour surveillance) for monitoring the flood, looking for overtopping, seepages, as well as slides. [Read More]
Published: Mar-11-16

High Water Causing Closing of Corps Visitor Centers

Vicksburg, Miss…Due to high water, the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Regional Visitor Center and the Grand Encore Visitor Center will be closed until next week. Both visitor centers are expected to reopen for normal business on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. [Read More]
Published: Mar-10-16

Temporary Closure to Sardis Lake Access Point

Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces that beginning March 1, 2016, construction of a new gravel parking lot will begin on the Old Sardis Road access point on the south side of Sardis Lake. Known by many as the End of the Road, the area is popular with local visitors and college students. It serves as an access point for portions of the shoreline between the Clear Creek and Coontown Recreation areas. [Read More]
Published: Mar-01-16