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 nine watersheds 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.

For general questions or information, call:
601-631-5000 or toll free 1-800-522-5672

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Latest News

Yazoo Canal shipwreck provides window to the past, insight into district archeology endeavors
VICKSBURG, Miss. -- In mid-October, a local fisherman on the Yazoo Canal north of Vicksburg, Mississippi, stumbled upon a piece of history usually concealed by rippling muddy water...
USACE Vicksburg District accepting bids for property leasing at Arkabutla, Grenada and Enid Lakes
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will accept bids for property leasing at Arkabutla, Grenada and Enid lakes...
USACE Vicksburg District Dredge Dubuque responds to critical dredging mission
VICKSBURG, Miss. – On November 16, 2022, the Dredge Dubuque departed the Vicksburg Harbor for a critical dredging mission along the Red River in response to low water conditions...
USACE Vicksburg District’s Arkabutla Lake accepting applications for youth squirrel hunt
Vicksburg, Miss. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District at Arkabutla Lake will hold a youth squirrel hunt on Jan. 14-15 and January 21-22, 2023 in the management area near...
U.S. Army Signs Partnership Agreement with the American Indian Science and Engineering Society
The U.S. Army and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society signed a partnership agreement today that provides Native American students with formal access to Army Science, Technology,...
New lifetime pass available for Military Veterans and Gold Star Families to access public lands
WASHINGTON – The Biden-Harris administration announced that starting on Veterans Day (Nov. 11), veterans of the U.S. Armed Services and Gold Star Families can obtain a free lifetime pass to thousands...

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.