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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 Seasonal Recreation Area Closures

Vicksburg, Mississippi….The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District will close several recreation areas at Arkabutla Lake, Mississippi, for the season after the Labor Day Holiday. Additional closures will be announced in the fall. [Read More]
Published: Aug-16-13

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District Celebrates 140 Years of Service

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District celebrated its ninth annual Founder’s Day today in observance of the District’s 140th year of service to our Nation. The day began with a continental breakfast for retirees. The breakfast was immediately followed by the Founder’s Day ceremony where District Commander, Col. John W. Cross, made opening remarks by stating, “Welcome to all of you, especially to our retirees. You are all directly responsible for the current, impressive reputation this District has throughout the community and throughout the Corps. Thank you for all you have done in the past. The contributions of our employees continue to be outstanding.” [Read More]
Published: Aug-15-13

Corps’ Mat Sinking Season Begins

Vicksburg, Miss… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) is scheduled to begin laying articulated concrete mats on the banks of the Mississippi River on August 26. The vessels of the MSU will depart the Vicksburg Harbor, Friday, 23 August 2013, and assemble around noon below the I-20 bridge before proceeding to their first worksite. [Read More]
Published: Aug-14-13

Mississippi River Commission Schedules Low-Water Inspection Trip

Vicksburg, Miss…….The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip of the lower Mississippi River basin beginning 20 August and ending on 23 August 2013. Three public meetings have been scheduled in selected towns along the river. These public meeting with be held aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI. [Read More]
Published: Aug-13-13

Corps to Co-Sponsor Ouachita River Water Sweep

Vicksburg, Mississippi…..The Vicksburg District’s Louisiana Field Office (LFO) of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Keep Monroe Beautiful, Keep West Monroe Beautiful, and Keep Ouachita Parish Beautiful organizations will sponsor the 2013 annual Ouachita River Water Sweep. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, 21 September, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at locations in Monroe, West Monroe, and Sterlington. [Read More]
Published: Aug-09-13

Closure of Lindy C. Boggs Lock and Dam

Vicksburg, Miss…The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Lindy C. Boggs Lock and Dam will be temporarily closed to navigation traffic to repair a hydraulic cylinder on the downstream riverside miter gate. The Lindy C. Boggs Lock and Dam is the first lock and dam on the Red River and is part of the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway system. The closure will begin at 5:00 a.m. on 13 August and will remain closed through 5:00 p.m. on 14 August 2013. [Read More]
Published: Aug-08-13

2013 Founders Day

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (Corps) is celebrating its ninth annual Founder’s Day. This celebration is in observance of the District’s 140th year of service to our Nation. 15 Aug 2013 Retirees Continental Breakfast with Col. John W. Cross 8:00 - 9:00 A.M. Executive Conference Room [Read More]
Published: Aug-07-13

Carol Ann Murphy Retires After 26 Years With Vicksburg District

Vicksburg, Miss… Carol Ann Murphy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is retiring after 26 years of service. Murphy began her career in the Contracting Office as a procurement technician and later transferred to the Safety Office as an office administration assistant. She was presented the “Commander’s Award for Civilian Service” by Colonel John W. Cross, Vicksburg District Commander, at a retirement ceremony recognizing her exceptional service. [Read More]
Published: Aug-01-13

Partnership with YMCA and Arkansas Corps Lakes Spreads Water Safety Message

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Arkansas Corps lakes personnel and the local YMCA of Hot Springs have partnered for the past three years to spread the water safety message through a summer swim day camp for youth. The camp is geared towards youth aged 5-13 years, with approximately 100 youth having enrolled this year. Through this partnership, the educational camp includes a Fun Day at Arc Isle, a public park at Lake Hamilton. This Fun Day at Arc Isle is one of the educational field trips which gives the youth the opportunity to swim in Lake Hamilton. [Read More]
Published: Aug-01-13

Vicksburg District Team Member Returns From Deployment

Vicksburg, Miss… David Carraway, Environmental Specialist with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District, recently returned from deployment in Kabul, Afghanistan, in support of Overseas Contingency Operations. While deployed, he worked as a cartographic specialist and became the geographic information system team lead for the Corps’ Transatlantic District North. As a cartographer, he supported the Army through the analysis of a variety of geospatial resources. [Read More]
Published: Jul-31-13
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