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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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Corps Regulatory Branch Promotes Mallard

Vicksburg, Miss… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (Corps) recently selected Jennifer Fryar Mallard as chief of the permit section in the regulatory branch. Mallard will serve as chief of the permit section responsible for review, analysis, approval, disapproval, evaluation, and inspection of certain Corps projects and all applications for Department of the Army permits covered by general permits, and nationwide permits. She will also have oversight of the compliance program which reviews, analyzes, and evaluates public notices and permit documents issued by local, state and other federal agencies. She will use her thorough knowledge and understanding of regulatory methods, techniques and practices of the principles of biology, botany, soils, chemistry, geology and forestry. [Read More]
Published: Aug-29-13

District Team Member Receives Commander’s Special Emphasis Award

Vicksburg, Miss…Phillip C. Rogers, a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s (Corps) Engineering Division, recently received a Commander’s Special Emphasis Award at the District’s ninth annual Founder’s Day ceremony. [Read More]
Published: Aug-28-13

Labor Day Weekend Water Safety Tips

Arkabutla Lake, Miss … The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) at Arkabutla Lake is preparing for the 2013 Labor Day Weekend. The lake staff would like to remind you of some water safety tips at the close of the summer. Knowing some of the facts about drowning may help save your life or the life of someone you love. According to Corps statistics, the majority of people (89 percent) who drown are male, 39 percent are 18-35 years old, 24 percent are 36-53 years old and 89 percent of the people who die in water-related accidents were not wearing a life jacket. More than 90 percent of the people who die in boating-related accidents had not taken a boating safety course. [Read More]
Published: Aug-23-13

4th Annual Sardis Lake Dove Hunt

Sardis Lake…… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) at Sardis Lake is hosting its 4th annual public dove hunt on September 7. The hunt is free of charge and open to the general public. The Corps has prepared two fields that are located in Lafayette County on County Road 182 off of Hwy. 314, which is approximately 8 miles from Oxford. They will be open for hunting the remainder of the season after the September 7 event. [Read More]
Published: Aug-22-13

National Bilingual Team Spreading Water Safety Message at Aqua Fest

Vicksburg, Miss … The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Bilingual Water Safety Team will be enhancing water safety messages during Aqua Fest this weekend at Lake Greeson and DeGray Lake for both English and Spanish speaking visitors. [Read More]
Published: Aug-20-13

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
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