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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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Louisiana Field Office to Extend Visitor’s Centers’ Times

Vicksburg, Miss………The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District’s Grand Ecore Visitor’s Center and the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Regional Visitor’s Center will have extended operating times for the summer of 2014. Both will be open to the public seven days a week on Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. [Read More]
Published: Jul-03-14

Corps Vicksburg District’s Director of MMC Center Retires

Vicksburg, Miss…Ronald C. Goldman, director of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Modeling, Mapping and Consequences (MMC) Production Center retired on June 27, 2014. Goldman has had an extraordinary 37 year career. He has been a leader, mentor and friend to many throughout the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Vicksburg District. [Read More]
Published: Jul-01-14

Corps Encourages Playing it Safe for Fourth of July

Vicksburg, Miss… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers is encouraging everyone to have fun during the Fourth of July holiday, but most importantly, stay safe. [Read More]
Published: Jul-01-14

Corps’ Vicksburg District Hosts a Blessing of the Fleet

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) will leave the harbor for its annual revetment season on July 9, 2014. The District will host a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony on July 9, 2014, 10:00 a.m., at City Front as the MSU departs. [Read More]
Published: Jun-25-14

Corps to Participate in “Get Hooked on Fishing Day”

Vicksburg, Mississippi……The Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Louisiana Field Office (LFO) will provide a boating and water safety booth at “Get Hooked on Fishing Day” on Saturday, June 28. This 23rd annual event will be held at the Earl G. Williamson Park in Oil City, Louisiana, located at Caddo Lake with registration at 7:45 a.m. and the event ending at 12:00 p.m. [Read More]
Published: Jun-24-14

Arkabutla Lake Hosts Special Management Archery Deer Hunt

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Arkabutla Lake will host its special management archery deer hunt in October. Dates for the four two-day hunts are October 3-4, 5-6, 17-18, and 19-20, 2014. Applicants must be legal residents of the State of Mississippi and must be at least 16 years old. [Read More]
Published: Jun-20-14

District Announces Annual Engineer’s Day Awards

Vicksburg, Miss… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District recently hosted its annual Engineer’s Day Awards ceremony at District Headquarters. Prior to the ceremony, District Commander Col. John W. Cross made remarks regarding the work that the District team accomplishes by stating, “I am in constant awe of the work that you do. A part of my job is to educate the public on what we do. We do above and beyond the works of our regular mission.” [Read More]
Published: Jun-13-14

Vicksburg District’s James Davis Returns From Afghanistan

Vicksburg, Miss……The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s James Davis has returned from a two-year deployment to Afghanistan in support of Overseas Contingent Operations. He deployed in August 2012 to Afghanistan where he worked as a contracting officer representative and site manager for the Operations and Maintenance Division. He then worked in Engineering and Construction as a construction representative and project engineer the final nine months of his deployment. He was located at Qalaa House, Camp Phoenix, Camp Spann, and Camp Marmal. [Read More]
Published: Jun-13-14

Four Vicksburg District Engineers Achieve Certification

Vicksburg, Miss… Four engineers of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District recently completed the strenuous requirements and exam to obtain their Professional Civil Engineer license. Only a licensed engineer may prepare, sign, seal and submit engineering plans and drawings to a public authority for approval, or seal engineering work for public and private clients. [Read More]
Published: Jun-12-14

Vicksburg District Honors Local STEM Students and Teachers

Vicksburg, Miss……The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District recently commended local high school students and teachers from area schools that excelled in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) during the past school year. Colonel John W. Cross, Commander of the Vicksburg District, presented certificates of appreciation to the students and teachers at the District’s annual awards ceremony held at the District’s headquarters. [Read More]
Published: Jun-12-14
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