US Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg District Website

  • Mississippi River Commission schedules low-water inspection trip

    VICKSBURG, Miss., July 23, 2015 -- The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River August 8-21, 2015. Four public meetings have been scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI in selected towns along the river so commission members have the opportunity to meet with local partners, stakeholders and residents and hear their concerns, ideas and issues.
  • Riverton Recreation Area Swim Beach Temporarily Closed

    VICKSBURG, MISS… Due to a broken depth marker in the swimming area at Riverton Recreation Area (RRA), the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has temporarily closed the swimming area effective immediately. The depth marker has broken/jagged metal that would be dangerous if area remained opened to the public.
  • District Announces Annual Engineer’s Day Awards

    Vicksburg, Miss… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District recently hosted its annual Engineer’s Day Awards ceremony at District Headquarters.
  • Vicksburg District Prepares for July High River Stages

    Vicksburg, Miss… While the forecasted stages for the Mississippi River are relatively low compared to the Great Flood of 2011, stages are predicted to reach Phase I flood fight preparation levels in much of the District. The current forecast is for the river to crest at 45 feet on July 17 on the Vicksburg gauge. It is somewhat unusual for the river to be this high this time of year. In fact, it was 1928 the last time the Vicksburg gauge was higher than the current forecasted crest in the month of July. But in comparison, this crest is still over 12’ lower than it was during the spring flood of 2011. The river reached a crest of 43 feet on the Vicksburg gauge in April this year.
  • Vicksburg Corps Opens Riverton Beach for Summer Visitors

    Vicksburg, Miss…The Louisiana Field Office (LFO) of the Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will open the Riverton Recreation area beach for the Fourth of July weekend. The 13-acre area recreational area, which is open year round, is located north of Riverton, Louisiana, on the Ouachita River. The swim beach will open July 3, 2015 and normally operates until mid-September. Riverton is the only recreational area with a swim beach within the LFO and on the Ouachita Black River system. Picnic sites, a picnic shelter, playground, boat ramp, and restroom facilities are also available.
  • 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 July 2, 2015, is a part of the Mississippi Environmental Infrastructure Program (Section 592) as authorized by the Water Resources Development Act of 1999.
  • Vicksburg Corps Urges Water Safety for July 4 Visitors

    Vicksburg, Miss –The Fourth of July is one of the busiest holidays at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District. We encourage visitors to have fun, be safe and expect the unexpected. Please practice the following safety tips this Fourth of July.
  • Arkabutla Lake Physically Challenged Deer Hunt Registration Opens

    VICKSBURG, Miss…The annual physically challenged deer hunt at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Mississippi Valley Division conducts 2015 All Hazards Exercise

    VICKSBURG, Miss., June 15, 2015 – As the first named tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico, Bill, barrels towards the already flood ravaged state of Texas, the Mississippi Valley Division will conduct an interagency All Hazards Exercise to practice its response and recovery activities if a disaster strikes the Mississippi Valley Division’s Area of Operations. The All Hazards Exercise will include planning discussions for hurricanes, floods, severe weather and earthquakes that could strike the region.
  • Arkabutla Lake Archery Deer Hunt Registration Opens

    VICKSBURG, Miss…A special management archery deer hunt will be held at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Arkabutla Lake October 9-12, and October 23-26, 2015, with each hunt lasting two days. Applicants must be legal residents of Mississippi, and be at least 16 years of age. Applications for this hunt will be available July 22, 2015, at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office. The deadline for receiving applications is August 26, 2015, 3:00 p.m. A public drawing will be held September 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m., at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office.