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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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The Vicksburg District Hosts 2014 Hurricane Exercise

Vicksburg, Miss … The Vicksburg District recently conducted a hurricane preparedness exercise with a category 3 storm named Gabi impacting the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The District ran a series of planning exercises along with Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to communicate the role of each organization before, during and after a hurricane landfall. [Read More]
Published: Apr-24-14

Helmets Necessary When Utilizing All Terrain and Utility Vehicles at Mississippi Corps Lakes

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ is enforcing a safety requirement for all operators and passengers while riding certain vehicles at its Mississippi lakes at Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada, and Sardis. Operators and passengers must wear helmets at all times when operating or riding in recreational off-highway vehicles, all terrain vehicles, all terrain cycles, and other vehicles that travel on non-highway tires and designed specifically for off-road usage. All vehicles shall be operated in accordance with posted restrictions and regulations at each site. [Read More]
Published: Apr-18-14

Corps Solicits Volunteers to Operate Lower Mississippi River Museum

Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is seeking volunteers to operate the Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Site (LMRM). The Corps is developing a list of interested volunteers to operate the museum after the current contract expires. Funding is available only through October 2014 to operate the museum with contract personnel. Civic clubs, groups, or individuals are welcome to volunteer. [Read More]
Published: Apr-15-14

Corps’ Engineer Searches for World War II Munitions While on Super Storm Sandy Deployment

Vicksburg, Miss... Corps’ Vicksburg District team member, Derek Kendrick, recently returned from a four-month deployment in support of Super Storm Sandy Beach Re-Nourishment project in Long Branch, New Jersey. He worked as a quality assurance inspector for the Long Branch Beach project by observing dredge pump-outs onto the Long Branch beach. Due to the dumping of Munitions of Explosive Concern (MEC) into the Atlantic Ocean after World War II, screening baskets were necessary to prevent any MEC from making their way onto the beaches of New Jersey. [Read More]
Published: Apr-08-14

Vicksburg District Sponsors Eighth Grade Career Day

Vicksburg, Miss…. Members of the Vicksburg Leadership Development Program and employees from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will host a career day for 8th graders in Warren County. The career day will be April 10 from 8:00am to 2:00pm in the gym at Warren Central Jr. High School. [Read More]
Published: Apr-07-14

U.S. Army Dive Team Completes Repairs at Corps’ Narrows Dam

Vicksburg, Miss… The 569th Engineer Detachment (Dive), 30th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade of Ft. Eustis, Virginia, completed repairs earlier this week at Narrows Dam at Lake Greeson in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. [Read More]
Published: Apr-04-14

Sixth Graders Learn about Environment at Corps Site

Vicksburg, Miss… A group of about 250 sixth graders from Lakeside Middle School, Hot Springs, Arkansas, is being afforded the opportunity to enjoy a day of fun and learning at one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ recreational sites. The students will take a field trip on April 11 to the Avery Recreation Area, with events beginning at 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. [Read More]
Published: Apr-03-14

Chief Engineer of Corps’ Motor Vessel Retires

Vicksburg, Miss……Alton J. Walters, Chief Engineer on the Corps Vicksburg District’s Motor Vessel Benyaurd, has retired with over 39 years of service. [Read More]
Published: Apr-02-14

All Terrain Vehicle Usage At Corps Lakes

Vicksburg, MS... The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has instituted an educational campaign to remind users of the safety and environmental concerns associated with ATV usage. This campaign is an educational program dedicated to increasing public awareness of how to enjoy the great outdoors while minimizing the impacts of ATV use. Before operating an ATV, it is recommended that operators attend an approved ATV training course. Riders should always wear the appropriate safety gear to include a helmet and protective eyewear. [Read More]
Published: Mar-28-14

Arkabutla Lake 12th Annual Fish Habitat Day Successful

Vicksburg, Miss…… Arkabutla Lake recently hosted the 2014 fish habitat day. 25 volunteers gathered at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office to assist with the placement of fish structures in the lake bed. These Volunteers donated more than 170 hours of their time and were served breakfast and lunch, donated by Superlo Foods in Southaven and Kroger in Hernando. Gifts and gift cards were donated by Sportsman’s Warehouse in Southaven and Walmart in Hernando. [Read More]
Published: Mar-20-14
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