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  • Vicksburg District provides update on forecasts, conditions across region - March 31

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District provided an update on forecasts and conditions across the district’s jurisdiction March 31. The National Weather Service has forecasted an average of 0.5-1.5 inches of rainfall over the Lower Mississippi River Valley over the next seven days. The Mississippi River is expected to crest at Arkansas City, Arkansas, at 43 feet April 6; Greenville, Mississippi, at 54.5 feet April 7; Vicksburg, Mississippi, at 50 feet April 8; and Natchez, Mississippi, at 57 feet April 9. These predictions are based on two days of forecasted rainfall and may change based on future rainfall. Based on seven days of forecasted rainfall, the Yazoo Backwater Area is expected to crest at 96-96.5 feet in the coming weeks.
  • Vicksburg District closes Steele Bayou Control Structure, provides update on forecasts, conditions across region

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District closed the gates of the Steele Bayou Control Structure, located approximately 10 miles north of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and provided an update on forecasts and conditions across the district’s jurisdiction March 30.
  • Vicksburg District provides update on forecasts, conditions across region – March 27

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District provided an update on forecasts and conditions across the district’s jurisdiction March 27. The National Weather Service has forecasted an average of one-to-four inches of rainfall over the Lower Mississippi River Valley over the next seven days. The Mississippi River is expected to crest at Arkansas City, Arkansas, at 40 feet April 5; Greenville, Mississippi, at 51.5 feet April 6; Vicksburg, Mississippi, at 48 feet April 7; and Natchez, Mississippi, at 55 feet April 8. These predictions are based on two days of forecasted rainfall and may change based on future rainfall.
  • Vicksburg District provides update on forecasts, conditions, flood fight operations across region – March 24

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District provided an update on forecasts, conditions and flood fight operations across the district’s jurisdiction March 24.
  • UPDATE: Vicksburg District to temporarily close visitor centers, field offices, recreation areas to the public

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will temporarily close its visitor centers, interpretive centers, field offices and select recreation site attractions across Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas to the public beginning March 19.
  • Vicksburg District to temporarily close Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will temporarily close the Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum in downtown Vicksburg, Mississippi, beginning March 17 at 4 p.m. CDT. The museum’s closure is due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) concern and recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and USACE guidance to avoid large gatherings of people. As of 8 a.m. CDT March 17, 12 COVID-19 cases have been diagnosed in Mississippi.
  • Vicksburg District takes precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District is taking precautionary measures to assist public health efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect USACE employees and visitors.
  • Vicksburg District postpones Meet the District event

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has announced that it will postpone its inaugural Meet the District open house event, which was scheduled for March 26.
  • Asphalt paving to begin at Lake Ouachita’s Brady Mountain, Stephens Park recreation areas

    VICKSBURG, Miss. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Lake Ouachita announced that an asphalt paving project will take place at the lake’s Brady Mountain and Stephens Park recreation areas from approximately March 23 to April 8.
  • Enid Lake hosts annual Cleanup Day event

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Enid Lake and the Enid Lake Volunteers for Waste Management held the lake’s annual Cleanup Day event Feb. 22, which provided volunteers an opportunity to help maintain the beauty of the lake.