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New Rules for Sardis Lake Archery Area

Sardis, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sardis Lake Field Office announces new rules for archery hunting in the Sardis Lake archery areas. Beginning with the 2014-2015 deer hunting season, all hunters must have a permit prior to engaging in any hunting activity within the archery area. [Read More]
Published: Aug-28-14

Vicksburg District Begins Steel Bayou Drainage Structure Outlet Channel Repair Project

Vicksburg, Miss……The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is scheduled to begin work on the Steel Bayou Drainage Structure Outlet Channel Repair Project near the Mississippi Highway 465 bridge beginning after September 1, 2014. The work is necessary to repair a scour hole that has developed downstream of the bridge. Traffic will be halted while work is being performed directly underneath the bridge, or while barges and boats are passing underneath the bridge. The public should be prepared to encounter traffic delays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., which are expected to be no longer than 15 minutes in duration. The Mississippi Department of Transportation will place signage along Highway 465 to alert traffic to the situation. [Read More]
Published: Aug-27-14

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shares water safety tips for Labor Day weekend

Vicksburg, Miss…If you’ll be spending this Labor Day weekend on or around the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges you to remember these safety tips. Before heading out for the lake or river, be sure you have a life jacket readily available for everyone. The life jackets should be approved by the U.S. Coast Guard, are the right size, the right fit, and are appropriate for the activity you have planned. Then, please be certain that everyone wears it. On average, nine out of 10 people who drowned at a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lake or river project didn’t wear a life jacket. Life jackets save lives by keeping you afloat and providing time for rescue. [Read More]
Published: Aug-26-14

Vicksburg District Employee Receives National Award

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District (District), is proud to announce Kenneth D. Parrish, Jr., has been selected as the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers 2014 Program Manager of the Year. [Read More]
Published: Aug-22-14

District Inducts Hill into Gallery

VICKSBURG, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (District) inducted Wayland Hill into its prestigious Gallery of Distinguished Employees today at its Founder’s Day ceremony while celebrating 141 years of service to the Nation. Hill, a former team member with the hydraulics branch of Engineering and Construction Division, is the 77th inductee into the Gallery. [Read More]
Published: Aug-19-14

Highway 465 Portions Closed Temporarily Due to Corps Levee Projects

Vicksburg, Miss…The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is working to complete the Mississippi River levee enlargement projects along Mississippi Highway 465. This work will necessitate the temporary closing of portions of Highway 465 to all through traffic. The work areas are located in Warren and Issaquena Counties. [Read More]
Published: Aug-18-14

District Selects Holcomb Student of the Year

VICKSBURG, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District recently selected a Mississippi State senior majoring in wildlife management as its Student of the Year. [Read More]
Published: Aug-14-14

Mississippi River Commission schedules low-water inspection trip

VICKSBURG, Miss., August 4, 2014 -- The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River August 15-22, 2014. [Read More]
Published: Aug-04-14

Vicksburg District Civil Engineer Returns from Afghanistan

Vicksburg, Miss… Paul Richards, civil engineer with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, has returned from a nine-month deployment to Kabul, Afghanistan, in support of Overseas Contingency Operations. During his tour, Richards served as a project engineer in the Kabul Area Office. As a project engineer and contracting officer’s representative, Richards was responsible for contract administration and quality assurance for 16 projects valued at over $200 million. Projects were in support of the Afghan National Army, Kabul Afghanistan International Airport, and the Ministry of Interior Afghanistan. Richards processed numerous contract modifications to include scope determination, cost estimation, and negotiations. He also ensured that all projects assigned stayed within schedule and budget requirements, and provided guidance to local nationals on quality assurance and engineering practices. [Read More]
Published: Jul-31-14

Applications Available for Arkabutla Lake’s Annual Physically Challenged Deer Hunt

Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Arkabutla Lake will host its annual Physically Challenged Deer Hunt on December 12-15, 2014. There will be two hunts, December 12-13 and December 14-15. [Read More]
Published: Jul-25-14
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