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Boy Scouts Build Wood Duck Nesting Boxes for Waterfowl at Arkabutla Lake

VICKSBURG, MISS… Nine boy scouts from Troop 41, Hernando, recently built wood duck nesting boxes for waterfowl at Arkabutla Lake. The scouts converted 40 1x10x12 rough cut cypress planks into luxury suites that resulted in 66 boxes. The boxes will be placed on 4x4 posts around the backwaters and coves of Arkabutla Lake and the Coldwater River channel and sloughs scattered throughout the Askew Wildlife Management Area. [Read More]
Published: Nov-25-14

Steel Bayou Channel Repair Project Completed Ahead of Schedule

Vicksburg, Miss……The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s (District) work on the Steel Bayou Drainage Structure Outlet Channel Repair Project near the Mississippi Highway 465 bridge was completed on November 17, 2014, nearly two weeks ahead of schedule. [Read More]
Published: Nov-24-14

Vicksburg District Selects Stephanie Hansen as Branch Chief

Vicksburg, Miss…….The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District recently selected Stephanie M. Hansen as Chief of the Management Support Branch in the Operations Division. [Read More]
Published: Nov-24-14

Arkabutla Lake Hosting Youth Waterfowl Hunt

VICKSBURG, MISS… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Arkabutla Lake personnel and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks will host a youth waterfowl hunt on January 24th and 25th 2015, in a management area near Arkabutla Lake Dam. The hunt will provide an opportunity for experienced waterfowl hunters to teach younger hunters proper techniques and ethics of the sport. [Read More]
Published: Nov-24-14

Youth Raccoon Hunt to be held at Arkabutla Lake

VICKSBURG, MISS… U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Arkabutla Lake personnel and the Arkabutla Raccoon Hunting Association will host its annual Youth Raccoon Hunt for area youth aged 10-15 years old on January 30-31st, 2015, February 6-7, and February 13-14. The hunt will be held at the natural area below the dam. [Read More]
Published: Nov-24-14

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
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