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Vicksburg District Begins Vicksburg Harbor Dredging

VICKSBURG, Miss… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District will begin dredging the Vicksburg Harbor on Nov. 3, 2014. The dredging project is scheduled to take 11 days. The dredging is an annual activity that ensures the navigation channel is clear from sediment buildup left by the natural flow of the Mississippi and rainfall runoff. [Read More]
Published: Oct-31-14

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 recreation areas on Veterans Day, November 11. [Read More]
Published: Oct-29-14

District Announces New Chief for Dam and Levee Safety Production Center

VICKSBURG, MISS…The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District recently announced the selection of Brad Arcement as chief of its Dam and Levee Safety Production Center of Engineering and Construction Division’s levee safety branch. In this position, Arcement is responsible for oversight of non-routine levee safety modification studies, engineering risk analysis, and serves as a technical expert on matters of levee safety. [Read More]
Published: Oct-21-14

Make a Difference Day Being Planned for Sardis Lake

VICKSBURG, MISS…Sardis Lake personnel of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are partnering with Volunteer Oxford to host a cleanup event at Sardis Lake during Make a Difference Day scheduled for Oct. 25, 2014, 9 a.m. until noon. Each October, millions of people from across the nation volunteer during Make a Difference Day. [Read More]
Published: Oct-10-14

Lower Mississippi River Museum to be staffed by volunteers

VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announces that the Lower Mississippi River Museum (LMRM) will now be staffed by volunteers. The LMRM and Motor Vessel Mississippi IV will be open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Oct. 15, 2014. [Read More]
Published: Oct-06-14

Vicksburg District Awards Dredging Contract

Vicksburg, Miss… The US Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is pleased to announce the award of a contract to dredge on the Mississippi River for $4,390,701 to Weeks Marine, Inc., of Covington, Louisiana. The work consists of furnishing, delivering and operating one cutterhead, hydraulic pipeline dredge, of which Weeks Marine owns seven. [Read More]
Published: Sep-22-14

Corps Extends Invitation for Volunteers to Participate at Water Sweep 2014

Vicksburg, Miss… The Vicksburg District of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to participate in Water Sweep 2014 on Saturday, September 20. It is not too late to volunteer to participate! Volunteers can still register to help remove debris from within and along the shores of the Ouachita River and have a fun-filled day. This annual award winning event was originated in 2006 to have volunteers clean along the shoreline and remove unwanted obstacles from the banks of the river and the water. [Read More]
Published: Sep-18-14

Grenada Lake Organizing Special Draw Hunt for Veterans

VICKSBURG, Miss…The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Grenada Lake Field Office is organizing a special draw hunt for honorably discharged veterans who are Mississippi residents. Registration for the hunt began September 15, 2014, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Grenada Lake Visitor Center, Monday through Saturday, and continues through October 13, 2014. The drawing is scheduled for October 14, 2014. [Read More]
Published: Sep-18-14

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-18-14

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 27, 2014. On this day, fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches will be waived. [Read More]
Published: Sep-17-14
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