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VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) forged ahead with revetment operations on the Mississippi River, Tuesday, following a safety pause due to COVID-19. The floating plant’s annual season took a four week pause to help ensure the safety of the crew during the most recent COVID-19 spike.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineer (USACE) Vicksburg District Commander Col. Robert Hilliard and Deputy District Engineer Ms. Pat Hemphill, met with USACE team members with the Tulsa and Mobile districts as well as the Charlie Company, 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) at the Hurricane Ida Staging Area, Camp Shelby, Mississippi, Aug. 31, 2021. The temporary power teams were staged to provide temporary power support as assigned by FEMA for the Federal response. USACE is working in partnership with the local, state and federal response to Hurricane Ida. (USACE photo by Sabrina Dalton)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District Kent Parrish, Senior Project Manager, provides a brief about the endangered pondberry plant to Acting Secretary for the Army of Civil Works Mr. Jaime Pinkham (left), USACE Mississippi Valley Division Commanding General Maj. Gen. Diana Holland, USACE Vicksburg District Commander Col. Robert Hilliard, and to other leadership, Aug. 25, 2021, in the Delta National Forest, Mississippi. Mr Pinkham visited Vicksburg District to learn more about the Yazoo Backwater (YBW) Project. (USACE photo by Sabrina Dalton)
VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District recently awarded a $9.1 million emergency contract for a stabilization project at Natchez National Cemetery. District leadership worked with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and city officials to expedite the project after high levels of erosion were discovered in the south and west reaches of the property. This effort will secure the integrity of the cemetery’s bluff from significant erosion incidents in the future to allow the cemetery to remain open for years to come.
VICKSBURG, Miss. – An 800-pound dart-shaped instrument is the latest tool to map beneath the surface of levees in a partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District and the U.S. Geological Survey. For the first time, a regional geophysical survey will provide a full overview of 800 miles of the Mississippi River mainline levees. Sometimes called a bird, the frequency domain system suspended from a helicopter will use frequency technology similar to LiDAR to differentiate between various soil layers and penetrate about 150 feet under the surface. (USACE photo by Bucky Wall)
VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS); U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mississippi Valley Division; and USACE Vicksburg District hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for a pilot Groundwater Transfer and Injection Project near Shellmound, Mississippi, June 8. The ceremony was held at the project site and included remarks from Archie Tucker, USDA-ARS, Southeast Area Director; Maj. Gen. Diana Holland, USACE Mississippi Valley Division Commanding General; Col. Robert Hilliard, USACE Vicksburg District Commander; Chris Wells, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Executive Director and Governor's Delta Sustainable Water Resources Task Force; Dr. Daniel Wren, USDA-ARS, Civil Engineer; and Dr. James R. Rigby, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). (USACE photo by Bucky Wall)
The Yazoo Area Pump Project is a part of the Yazoo Basin, Yazoo Backwater, Mississippi, Project, which was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1941. The pump project is the only feature that remains unconstructed. The USACE Vicksburg District is committed to developing sustainable solutions to flooding in the South Delta.
The revetment mission is about to get an upgrade. Armor 1 is a state-of-the-art piece of machinery that will make the task of fortifying the banks of the Mississippi River safer and more efficient than ever. Replacing the nearly 70-year-old Mat Sinking Unit, Armor 1 will revolutionize the way that we manage the mighty Mississippi.

Welcome to the USACE Vicksburg District

 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District is engineering solutions to the nation’s toughest challenges. We encompass a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline Mississippi River levees. We are engaged in hundreds of projects, and our approximately 1,100 personnel are committed to the communities we serve.

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Latest News

USACE Vicksburg District announces new Water Management Section chief
9/24/2021
VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has selected Justin Giles as chief of the Water Management Section in the Hydraulics Branch...
USACE Vicksburg District Lake Ouachita low water conditions advisory
9/23/2021
VICKSBURG, Miss. – Due to warm temperatures over the last several months and low rainfall totals, Lake Ouachita water levels are low. Visitors are advised to exercise caution during all water based...
USACE Vicksburg District engages emergency operations, mapping centers in preparation for Hurricane Ida
9/3/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at Level II Emergency Watch for Hurricane Ida, Aug. 27, 2021, and conducted its first...

News Articles

  • September

    USACE Vicksburg District Mat Sinking Unit forges ahead with revetment mission

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) forged ahead with revetment operations on the Mississippi River, Tuesday, following a safety pause due to COVID-19. The floating plant’s annual season took a four week pause to help ensure the safety of the crew during the most recent COVID-19 spike.
  • August

    USACE Vicksburg District’s Holly Porter named 2021 Program Manager of the Year

    Success comes in many forms, and many attribute their personal success to those who have helped them achieve it. Holly Porter, Project Manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, credits her success to those who helped pave the way for her. Porter was recently named the 2021 USACE Program Manager of the Year. This national recognition highlighted the work Holly has done and the strides she has made throughout the region.
  • July

    USACE Vicksburg District, U.S. Geological Survey conduct first-ever airborne geophysical survey

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – An 800-pound dart-shaped instrument is the latest tool to map beneath the surface of levees in a partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District and the U.S. Geological Survey. For the first time, a regional geophysical survey will provide a full overview of 800 miles of the Mississippi River mainline levees. Sometimes called a bird, the frequency domain system suspended from a helicopter will use frequency technology similar to LiDAR to differentiate between various soil layers and penetrate about 150 feet under the surface. 
  • May

    USACE Vicksburg District Dredge Jadwin embarks for 2021 season of dredging

    On May 3, 2021, the Dredge Jadwin, with a crew of around 50 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District team members, departed from the Vicksburg Harbor for its annual season of dredging along the Mississippi River and its tributaries.
  • April

    USACE Vicksburg District Regulatory Division recognized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of Interior for MS SLOPES project

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg and Mobile districts Regulatory Divisions were recognized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the U.S. Department of the Interior, April 27, 2021, for their contributions to the MS SLOPES project.