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Scenic Route 304 (Pratt Road) Reopens in DeSoto County

VICKSBURG, MISS… Pratt Road (State Scenic Route 304) in DeSoto County, reopened April 25, 2016. Pratt Road is near Arkabutla Lake, below the overflow spillway. This re-opening allows for all public access from DeSoto County past the dam to points north and west. The road has been closed for the past 26 days due to water flowing over the road from the Arkabutla emergency spillway. [Read More]
Published: Apr-26-16

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

District Names Chief of its Design Branch

VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District recently selected David Wallace as chief of its Design Branch of Engineering Division. In this position, Wallace will be responsible for supervising and managing the branch to provide engineering design activities to support the Vicksburg District’s (District) civil works program. The civil works-engineering program consists of major construction of navigation locks and dams, flood control dams and reservoirs, channel improvements, floodwalls, pumping stations, and road and railroad relocations. [Read More]
Published: Feb-25-16

Arkabutla Lake Expands Trail System

VICKSBURG, MISS…Arkabutla Lake staff of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is partnering with the North Mississippi Trail Alliance (NMTA) to expand its system of trails. The Hernando Point Trail will be one of the trails in north Mississippi that the NMTA members are developing and maintaining. [Read More]
Published: Feb-05-16

Arkabutla Lake Hosts Annual Fish Habitat Day

VICKSBURG, Miss… The public is invited to participate in the annual Fish Habitat Day to be held February 20, 2016 at Arkabutla Lake. This annual event will be the hauling of discarded Christmas trees to the bottom of the lake and stake beds in the coves to create and improve fish habitat at Arkabutla Lake. [Read More]
Published: Jan-20-16

Two Corps Lakes Within Vicksburg District Receive “Every Kid in a Park” Grants

Vicksburg, Miss… Two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District lakes have been selected to receive Every Kid in a Park (EKIP) transportation grants from the National Park Foundation. A total of eight Corps lakes have been selected to receive the grants. Collectively, they will receive $33,800 in grant funding. Each of these projects worked with either local partners or the national partner, the Corps Foundation, to submit the grant application that will help bring 4th grade classes to our Corps lakes in support of the EKIP initiative. https://everykidinapark.gov/ [Read More]
Published: Jan-20-16
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