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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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Latest News Releases

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

Corps’ Vicksburg District Opens Boat Ramps on Ouachita River

Vicksburg, Miss. – Six boat ramps operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers within the Columbia Pool will be re-opened by Nov. 27 as a result of rainfall and increases in Ouachita River stages. The ramps that will be re-opened include Prairion, Bawcomville, Moon Lake, Sterlington, Finch Bayou and Felsenthal South. Riverton boat ramp, just upstream of Columbia Lock and Dam, will remain closed due to low water levels.
Published: 11/28/2018

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2019 Civil Works Appropriations

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019) Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program yesterday.
Published: 11/26/2018

Lower Mississippi River stages above normal

As 2018 nears closure and the MVD begins planning for 2019, we remain vigilant in monitoring flood stages in the Mississippi River valley. Because of the current higher-than-average river stages, the lower valley will be more susceptible to large rain events throughout the winter. Residents with a vested interest in the Mississippi River valley are asked to monitor river stages over the next three to four months.
Published: 11/19/2018

Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,800 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of Veterans Day, November 11 and 12.
Published: 11/6/2018

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