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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 Awards Contract for Resurfacing of Levee Enlargement

VICKSBURG, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District recently awarded Riley Bridge Co., Inc. of Russellville, Alabama, a $2,354,179 contract for work on a section of levee at Mississippi Highway 465. The work consists of replacing the gravel surface of the levee with an asphalt surface on the crown. The project is approximately 4.7 miles in length, and is located about three miles north of Lake Albermarle. [Read More]
Published: Jun-12-17

Mississippi Corps Lakes Lower Than Usual, Play It Safe and Return Home Alive

Vicksburg, Miss… North Mississippi is currently experiencing drought-like conditions that are responsible for low water levels at four area Corps of Engineers lakes: Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada, and Sardis. [Read More]
Published: May-26-17

President's Fiscal 2018 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program released

The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) includes $5.002 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). "The fiscal 2018 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the administration's priorities to support and improve the nation's economy and infrastructure, and to protect the American people," said Mr. Doug Lamont, senior official performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. "This Budget supports the core mission areas of coastal and inland navigation, reducing flood risks from riverine flooding and along our coasts, and restoring aquatic ecosystems.” [Read More]
Published: May-25-17

The Vicksburg District observes Public Service Recognition Week

Vicksburg, Miss… The week of May 7 – 13, 2017 has been designated by Congress as Public Service Recognition Week and we find ourselves grateful for the opportunity to thank our fellow federal, state and local government employees for all you do on behalf of our nation. [Read More]
Published: May-12-17

Lake Ouachita Water Storage Agreement to Be Signed

Vicksburg, Miss… The Lake Ouachita Water Storage Agreement will be executed Tuesday May 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Lake Ouachita Project Office, 1424 Blakely Dam Road, Royal, AR between the Army and Mid-Arkansas Water Alliance (MAWA). [Read More]
Published: May-05-17

District Names Channel Improvement Coordinator

VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently selected Viviana Berrios Williamson as Engineering and Construction Division’s channel improvement coordinator. [Read More]
Published: May-01-17

Mississippi River Commission schedules high-water inspection trip

VICKSBURG, Miss., March 17, 2017 -- The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River April 3-7, 2017. Four public meetings have been scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI in selected towns along the river so commission members have the opportunity to meet with local partners, stakeholders and residents and hear their concerns, ideas and issues. [Read More]
Published: Mar-28-17

Arkabutla Lake Hosts 15th Annual Fish Habitat Day

VICKSBURG, Miss… Team members of the Corps’ Arkabutla Lake partnered with biologists from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) to host the 15th annual Fish Habitat Day at Arkabutla Lake. The event consisted of placing Christmas trees as fish habitat structures in the dry lake bed to improve the fish habitat at Arkabutla Lake. [Read More]
Published: Feb-28-17

Corps’ Vidalia Area Office Contract Administration Expert Retires

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District area engineer for the Vidalia Area Office recently retired. For 33 years, Richard A. Jones served the Corps with distinction and honor and is considered a subject matter expert in construction contract administration. [Read More]
Published: Feb-28-17

District Names Chief of Design Branch’s Levee and Drainage Section

VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District recently selected Colby Bankston as chief of its design branch’s levee and drainage section of Engineering and Construction Division. In this position, Bankston will oversee a talented group of engineers and technicians who are responsible for the production of construction plans and specifications for levee and channel projects throughout the District. [Read More]
Published: Jan-09-17
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