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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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District Names Chief of its Design Branch

VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District recently selected David Wallace as chief of its Design Branch of Engineering Division. In this position, Wallace will be responsible for supervising and managing the branch to provide engineering design activities to support the Vicksburg District’s (District) civil works program. The civil works-engineering program consists of major construction of navigation locks and dams, flood control dams and reservoirs, channel improvements, floodwalls, pumping stations, and road and railroad relocations. [Read More]
Published: Feb-25-16

Arkabutla Lake Expands Trail System

VICKSBURG, MISS…Arkabutla Lake staff of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is partnering with the North Mississippi Trail Alliance (NMTA) to expand its system of trails. The Hernando Point Trail will be one of the trails in north Mississippi that the NMTA members are developing and maintaining. [Read More]
Published: Feb-05-16

Arkabutla Lake Hosts Annual Fish Habitat Day

VICKSBURG, Miss… The public is invited to participate in the annual Fish Habitat Day to be held February 20, 2016 at Arkabutla Lake. This annual event will be the hauling of discarded Christmas trees to the bottom of the lake and stake beds in the coves to create and improve fish habitat at Arkabutla Lake. [Read More]
Published: Jan-20-16

Two Corps Lakes Within Vicksburg District Receive “Every Kid in a Park” Grants

Vicksburg, Miss… Two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District lakes have been selected to receive Every Kid in a Park (EKIP) transportation grants from the National Park Foundation. A total of eight Corps lakes have been selected to receive the grants. Collectively, they will receive $33,800 in grant funding. Each of these projects worked with either local partners or the national partner, the Corps Foundation, to submit the grant application that will help bring 4th grade classes to our Corps lakes in support of the EKIP initiative. [Read More]
Published: Jan-20-16

Sardis Lake Surveying Bald Eagles

Vicksburg, Miss…Sardis Lake’s Bald Eagle survey will be held Saturday, January 23, 2016. Every year park rangers and volunteers survey areas around the lake to get population counts for Bald Eagles. A total of eight eagles were spotted during last year’s event. [Read More]
Published: Jan-20-16

Mississippi River and Tributaries System efficiently passing flood crest, operation of Morganza Floodway is not required

VICKSBURG, MISS., January 11, 2016 – Based on current Mississippi River forecasts by the National Weather Service and hydraulic modeling, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does not anticipate operating the Morganza Control Structure during this high-water event. [Read More]
Published: Jan-11-16

Corps continues to fight Mississippi River flooding, crest moving south from Cairo

VICKSBURG, MISS., Almost 300 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel from throughout the Mississippi Valley Division are continuing to combat flooding from high Mississippi River levels as the river crested January 3 at 56 feet on the Cairo gage. Public safety is the Corps number one priority, and as record-breaking river levels recede on the upper Mississippi and its tributaries, flood fighters remain vigilant around the clock to rapidly respond to trouble spots. [Read More]
Published: Jan-05-16

Major flooding threatens Mississippi River Valley, Army Corps flood fighters fully engaged

VICKSBURG, Miss., December 29, 2015 – The Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, fully activated its flood fighting emergency management operations for the Rock Island, St. Louis, Memphis, Vicksburg and New Orleans districts to manage rapidly rising water levels on the Mississippi River and several tributaries, with the highest Mississippi River levels since the Great Flood of 2011. [Read More]
Published: Dec-29-15

Vicksburg District Announces Holiday Schedule for Louisiana Visitor Centers

Vicksburg, MS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District is announcing the holiday schedules of the Louisiana Field Office (LFO) visitor centers. The centers are assisted by LFO staff and local volunteers who will not be available during the Christmas/New Year holiday season. [Read More]
Published: Dec-22-15

Corps Announces National Recreation Reservation System for 2016 at Arkansas Lakes

Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announces its 2016 National Recreation Reservation System (NRRSTM) plans for recreational areas at lakes DeGray, Greeson and Ouachita in central Arkansas. [Read More]
Published: Dec-16-15
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