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Welcome to the Vicksburg District's Corps Lakes...

Aside from the water itself, the terrestrial resources that surround our lakes are valuable assets that sustain the exquisite nature of our 10 lakes.

Original congressional authorizations were limited in some cases to only one purpose, Flood Damage Reduction at our older projects. More recent authorization included multi-purpose functions such as Hydropower Production, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Stewardship, Water Supply, Public Recreation, as well as Flood Damage Reduction.

Everyone is encouraged to visit Vicksburg District Corps Projects, recognize the purpose of the project and enjoy the many opportunities provided to expand your knowledge of the outdoors and relax.  


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Arkabutla Lake Archery Deer Hunt Registration Opens

VICKSBURG, Miss…A special management archery deer hunt will be held at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Arkabutla Lake October 9-12, and October 23-26, 2015, with each hunt lasting two days. Applicants must be legal residents of Mississippi, and be at least 16 years of age. Applications for this hunt will be available July 22, 2015, at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office. The deadline for receiving applications is August 26, 2015, 3:00 p.m. A public drawing will be held September 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m., at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office. [Read More]
Published: Jun-12-15

240th Birthday of the U.S. Army and USACE

Vicksburg, Miss…Two hundred forty years ago on June 16, 1775 our nation's leaders established the Continental Army. Today, the Army is the strategic land power of the joint force; called upon to prevent, shape, and win against our adversaries. [Read More]
Published: Jun-11-15

Corps Hosting the Red River All-American Fishing Derby

Vicksburg, Miss…… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting the Red River All-American Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 6, 2015, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at John H. Overton Lock & Dam #2, Poland Recreation Area, 2839 Hwy 457, Alexandria, Louisiana, 71302, (towards Marksville, Louisiana). [Read More]
Published: May-29-15

Corps Recreation Areas affected by high water

Vicksburg, Miss… Don’t let recent heavy rains and high water levels dampen your upcoming outing to the lake or river. The Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District is advising visitors to check reservations to ensure campsites, boat ramps and day-use-areas are not closed. [Read More]
Published: May-21-15

Notice of Availability for Lease of Agricultural Land at Upper Yazoo Project

VICKSBURG, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will lease an agricultural tract in the Upper Yazoo Project Mitigation, Tract No. 401, in Washington County. This tract of real property to be leased for crops contains 273 acres in two sections. [Read More]
Published: May-20-15

Jared Gartman selected as Emergency Management Accreditation Program Commissioner

VICKSBURG, Miss., May 19, 2015 -- Jared Gartman, Chief of Readiness and Contingency Operations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi Valley Division, was selected to serve as an Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) Commissioner, as the Federal Agency Representative to the Commission. EMAP’s mission fosters excellence and accountability in emergency management and homeland security programs, by establishing credible standards applied in a peer review accreditation process. [Read More]
Published: May-20-15

The Corps Encourages Life Jacket Wear for Boaters and Swimmers

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers always encourages safety for everyone and especially when engaged in water related activities. The Corps is stressing the Wear Your Life Jacket safety message for the Memorial Day weekend by encouraging that you wear life jackets when boating or swimming. [Read More]
Published: May-19-15

Vicksburg District campaign promotes lifejackets and offers prizes

Vicksburg, Miss… This summer the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is promoting life jacket use with the Wear It to Win It! campaign on Facebook and Twitter. May 20th through July 8th, the Corps is offering prizes to those who submit photos of themselves or their friends and family properly wearing a life jacket. [Read More]
Published: May-14-15

LDWF Family Fish Fest Heading to North Louisiana in May

Vicksburg, Miss… The family-friendly fishing event’s next stop is Saturday, May 16 at the Ivan Lake Recreation Area near Cotton Valley, LA. Everyone is encouraged to attend for a fun day of fishing, educational activities, and the chance to win great prizes! [Read More]
Published: May-14-15

Enjoy America’s Waterways, Play It Safe and Return Home Alive

Vicksburg, Miss… Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) encourages you to make sure you have life jackets for everyone and that they please wear them. On average, 9 out of 10 people who drowned at a USACE 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: May-05-15
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