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Repair Work Begins on Red River’s Lindy C. Boggs Lock and Dam

Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Lindy C. Boggs Lock and Dam (Lock #1) on the Red River will undergo repair work on the cable connections on five of its eleven gates. These repairs are necessary because of failed or failing connections due to the deterioration of the nuts and washers that secure the hoist cables. [Read More]
Published: Jul-06-16

Corps Schedules Signing of Partnership Project Agreements

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will enter a Partnership Project Agreement with mayors of several Mississippi communities. This signing, to be held at District Headquarters Building on June 16, 2016, is a part of the Mississippi Environmental Infrastructure Program (Section 592) as authorized by the Water Resources Development Act of 1999. [Read More]
Published: Jun-15-16

Army Corps of Engineers seeks public comments on proposal to renew and revise nationwide permits

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today it is seeking comments on its proposal to renew and revise 50 nationwide permits for work in wetlands and other waters that are regulated by Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. In addition, USACE is proposing to issue two new nationwide permits that pertain to authorizing the removal of low-head dams and the construction and maintenance of living shorelines. [Read More]
Published: Jun-10-16

Enjoy America’s Waterways, Play It Safe and Return Home Alive

Vicksburg, Miss… Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) encourages you to make sure you have life jackets for everyone and that they please wear them. [Read More]
Published: Jun-01-16

Corps’ Greenwood Area Office Area Engineer Retires

Vicksburg, Miss…Samuel J. Horton, Area Engineer of the Greenwood Area Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, retired recently with over 39 years of service. Sam began his career with the Corps in 1977 as a civil engineer in the Vicksburg District’s Construction Division. He later worked as a project engineer in the Greenwood Area Office. [Read More]
Published: Jun-01-16

Vicksburg District Announces Promotion of Chief of Emergency Management

Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, is proud to announce the promotion of Cpt. David M. Kenna to the military rank of Major. Maj. Kenna was commissioned in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in December 2005, and joined the District in April 2014. He serves as chief of the emergency management branch of Operations Division. His duties include developing plans and directing execution of such plans for natural and national emergency situations within the District’s tri-state area of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. He also serves as advisor to the Commander on policy applicability, project eligibility, and operational procedures concerning emergency activities. [Read More]
Published: May-16-16

Scenic Route 304 (Pratt Road) Reopens in DeSoto County

VICKSBURG, MISS… Pratt Road (State Scenic Route 304) in DeSoto County, reopened April 25, 2016. Pratt Road is near Arkabutla Lake, below the overflow spillway. This re-opening allows for all public access from DeSoto County past the dam to points north and west. The road has been closed for the past 26 days due to water flowing over the road from the Arkabutla emergency spillway. [Read More]
Published: Apr-26-16

Scenic Route 304 (Pratt Road) to Close In Tate County

VICKSBURG, MISS… Due to anticipated heavy rain, Pratt Road will close at noon on March 30, 2016. Pratt road (State Scenic Route 304) is in Tate County near Arkabutla Lake and is below the overflow spillway. This closure will cease all public access from Tate County past the dam to points north and west. The expected duration of closure is unknown at this time. [Read More]
Published: Mar-29-16

Mississippi River Commission schedules high-water inspection trip

VICKSBURG, Miss., -- The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River April 11-15, 2016. [Read More]
Published: Mar-22-16

Flooding in Central Louisiana Causes Corps 24 Hour Surveillance

Vicksburg, Miss…Due to the higher than normal amount of rainfall in the Shreveport/Bossier City area and most of central Louisiana, the Corps’ Vicksburg District have made preparations for Phase II Flood Fighting. Preparations have been made to increase the level of response (24 hour surveillance) for monitoring the flood, looking for overtopping, seepages, as well as slides. [Read More]
Published: Mar-11-16
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