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Vicksburg District’s Kirk Ross Returns from Afghanistan

Vicksburg, Miss……Kirk Ross, Natural Resources Management Specialist with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, recently returned from a more than two-year deployment that ended at Bagram, Afghanistan, in support of Overseas Contingency Operations. [Read More]
Published: Nov-21-14

Vicksburg District to Host 10th Annual Physically Challenged Deer Hunt

Vicksburg, MS….The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) Louisiana Field Office will host its 10th annual physically challenged hunt on Friday, January 9, 2015, at the Columbia Lock and Dam. Eight disabled hunters will be randomly selected to hunt on approximately 400 acres adjacent to the Lock and Dam area located at 580 Lock Office Road, Columbia, LA 71418. [Read More]
Published: Nov-21-14

Wider channel provides unrestricted daytime northbound transit at Fair Landing

Fair Landing, Arkansas, Nov. 12, 2014 – Northbound commerce with as many as 49 barges moved through the restricted portion of the river at Fair Landing during daylight hours. This helps speed the clearing of the daily queue and reduces the wait time for southbound vessels. Work is also proceeding well in the narrowest reach of the restricted area and the Corps expects normal, unrestricted one-way traffic to resume after Monday, November 17, when the mat sinking unit completes its work in the narrow section and moves to a wider section of Fair Landing. [Read More]
Published: Nov-12-14

River repairs will help commerce on the Mississippi River system

Fair Landing, Arkansas, Nov. 10, 2014 – River repairs to severe bank scours along the Mississippi River at Fair Landing will lead to enduring improvements to the vital commercial artery. The narrow bend along this reach of the river now passes one-way traffic under normal conditions, the ongoing repairs and future improvement work will allow two-way traffic to pass. [Read More]
Published: Nov-10-14

Steel Bayou Channel Repair Project Progresses

Vicksburg, Miss……The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District’s work on the Steel Bayou Drainage Structure Outlet Channel Repair Project near the Mississippi Highway 465 bridge is approximately 88 percent complete. [Read More]
Published: Nov-05-14

Notice of Sale of Timber at Lake Ouachita, Arkansas

Vicksburg, Miss... U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will sell timber at Lake Ouachita, Arkansas, to the public. This section of timber is located in Montgomery & Garland Counties and consists of approximately 83 acres. The Vicksburg District will accept sealed bids for Invitation No. DACW38-9-15-2 to be opened at 2:00 p.m. on December 2, 2014. Anyone interested in bidding should send information to the Vicksburg District Office located at 4155 Clay Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183. [Read More]
Published: Nov-05-14

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
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