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VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District briefed industry partners, as well as local, state and federal officials, Nov. 30 on the current status of emergency repairs on Columbia Lock and Dam, which is located on the Ouachita River approximately seven miles upstream of Columbia, Louisiana.
Repair Work at Columbia Lock and Dam to Continue into 2019
VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District briefed industry partners, as well as local, state and federal officials, Nov. 30 on the current status of emergency repairs on Columbia Lock and Dam, which is located on the Ouachita River approximately seven miles upstream of Columbia, Louisiana. The Vicksburg District made stakeholders aware that repair work at Columbia Lock and Dam will continue into 2019, past the Corps’ initial estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2018.
Vicksburg, Miss…The specific “One Lake” plan referenced in the Integrated Draft Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement, prepared by the Rankin-Hinds Pearl River Flood and Drainage Control District (Drainage District), is not currently a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study.
Statement on Rankin-Hinds “One Lake” plan
Vicksburg, Miss…The specific “One Lake” plan referenced in the Integrated Draft Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement, prepared by the Rankin-Hinds Pearl River Flood and Drainage Control District (Drainage District), is not currently a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study.
 VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is seeking more volunteers to operate the Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Site (LMRM). Civic clubs, groups or individuals are welcome to volunteer.
Lower Mississippi River Museum in Need of More Volunteers
VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is seeking more volunteers to operate the Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Site (LMRM). Civic clubs, groups or individuals are welcome to volunteer.
“The National Levee Database is a public view into the information that builds understanding of the benefits and potential risks levees pose for the communities in which they exist,” said Eric C. Halpin, P.E., USACE deputy dam and levee safety officer.
Updated National Levee Database Now Available
“The National Levee Database is a public view into the information that builds understanding of the benefits and potential risks levees pose for the communities in which they exist,” said Eric C. Halpin, P.E., USACE deputy dam and levee safety officer.

Welcome to the Vicksburg District

 The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers' Vicksburg District is one of 41 Corps districts worldwide and one of six districts in the Corps' Mississippi Valley Division (MVD)

The City of Vicksburg is not only our home, but home to the Mississippi Valley Division, the Mississippi River Commission, the Engineer Research and Development Center, the 412th Engineer Command (U. S. Army Reserve), and the 168th Engineer Group (Army National Guard).

The Vicksburg District provides a full range of water resource products and services, covering 68,000 square miles in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The District's 1,000-person workforce is eager to serve you and to be the Engineer of Choice for the 21st Century. Enjoy our web site.

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601-631-5000 or toll free 1-800-522-5672

Latest News Releases

Mat Sinking Unit Completes 2018 Revetment Season

VICKSBURG, Miss. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) completed its 2018 season Jan. 11. During the 2018 season, the MSU placed approximately 200,000 squares of articulated concrete mattress along the Mississippi River to prevent erosion and to protect key areas of the riverbank and flood control works.
Published: 1/11/2019

Vicksburg District Activates Emergency Operations Center Due to High Water

Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District activated its Emergency Operations Center to “emergency watch” status Jan. 3 due to forecasted high water on the Mississippi River and its tributaries. During emergency watch, USACE personnel and their local partners monitor the conditions of all federal flood control works, including levees, flood walls and pumping stations. They also monitor rainfall amounts in affected areas and use National Weather Service data to determine if weather conditions warrant further action.
Published: 1/8/2019

Arkabutla Lake Hosts Youth Raccoon Hunt

Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Arkabutla Lake and the Northwest Mississippi Raccoon Hunting Association (NMRHA) will host a six-day raccoon hunt for youth 10-15 years of age Jan. 25-26, Feb. 1-2, and Feb. 8-9, 2019. Only two parties will be allowed to hunt per night.
Published: 12/14/2018

Arkabutla Lake hosting Youth Squirrel Hunt

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Arkabutla Lake will host two squirrel hunts on Jan. 19-20, 2019, for youth aged 10-15 in a management area near Arkabutla Lake Dam.
Published: 12/14/2018

Repair Work at Columbia to Continue into 2019

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District briefed industry partners, as well as local, state and federal officials, Nov. 30 on the current status of emergency repairs on Columbia Lock and Dam, which is located on the Ouachita River approximately seven miles upstream of Columbia, Louisiana.
Published: 12/6/2018

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