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  • Mississippi lakes to host annual Fish Habitat Day events

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s north Mississippi lakes – Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid and Grenada lakes – will each host Fish Habitat Day events in February that will provide volunteers an opportunity to participate in the restoration of fishing habitats.
  • Grenada Lake bridge collapses

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Grenada Lake announced that a portion of the Gums Crossing Bridge, located in Yalobusha County, Mississippi, collapsed into the Skuna River basin of the lake Jan. 17. The bridge was closed in 2019 by Yalobusha County officials due to structural damage from flooding. No one was injured in the collapse.
  • Mat Sinking Unit suspends 2019 revetment season

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit suspended its 2019 revetment season Jan. 21. The season was suspended due to adverse river conditions caused by flooded riverbanks and high velocity flows. The unit will remain on standby for approximately one month as district engineers and technical experts monitor river conditions for the opportunity to complete scheduled work. If conditions are favorable, the unit will potentially resume work in late February.
  • Vicksburg District provides updated forecast for region

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District provides an updated forecast Jan. 17.
  • Vicksburg District provides updated forecast for region

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District provides an updated forecast Jan. 15.
  • Vicksburg District closes Steele Bayou Control Structure gates, activates Emergency Operations Center due to high water

    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 activated its Emergency Operations Center to “emergency watch” status Jan. 14 due to forecasted high water on the Mississippi River and its tributaries.
  • Vicksburg District provides updated forecast for region

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District issued an updated forecast for the region today after the weekend rainfall event.
  • Vicksburg District Closes Arkabutla, Sardis Lake Recreation Areas Due to Storm Damage

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announced that select recreation areas at Arkabutla Lake, located approximately 35 miles north of Marks, Mississippi, and Sardis Lake, located approximately 90 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee, have been closed due to damage from severe weather over the weekend.
  • Work begins on Enid Lake Bridge

    ENID, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District began work to replace the Pope Road access bridge at the main entrance to Enid Lake, located approximately one mile off Interstate 55 in Yalobusha, Panola and Lafayette counties. The bridge was closed May 2018 after a routine inspection found deficiencies. A Rock Construction Company from Greenwood, Mississippi, was awarded the contract to demolish the existing bridge and to construct its replacement. Demolition will begin in January, and construction of the new bridge will begin shortly after the demolition’s completion.
  • Mississippi Lakes to Host Annual Eagle Watches

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s north Mississippi lakes will each hold their midwinter bald eagle survey, Eagle Watch, in January. The Grenada Lake Eagle Watch will take place Jan. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at the Grenada Lake conference room, located across the street from the visitor center, before the survey begins. The Arkabutla Lake Eagle Watch will take place Jan. 11 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Volunteers will meet at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office before the survey begins. After the survey, volunteers are invited to return to the field office for a live Birds of Prey program presented by Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation.