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Corps’ Vicksburg District Begins Lowering Water Level on Ouachita River

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District began lowering the water level on the Ouachita River on July 5 to inspect the Columbia Lock and Dam. In an effort to ensure public safety, the Corps evaluated water depths at the seven boat ramps based on a 3’ fall. As a result, the seven boat ramps operated by the Corps within the Columbia Pool (Riverton, Prairion, Bawcomville, Moon Lake, Sterlington, Finch Bayou and Felsenthal South) will be closed at 12:00 on July 9. The Riverton swim beach will be closed at 12:00 on July 10. The areas will be closed to protect your safety and prevent possible damages to your boats. Please do not move or go-around any of the barricades. [Read More]
Published: Jul-09-18

Corps’ Vicksburg District Inspects Columbia Lock and Dam

Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District is currently inspecting the Columbia Lock and Dam located on the Ouachita River approximately seven miles upstream of Columbia, Louisiana. USACE is inspecting the lock and dam for deficiencies after identifying seepage and sand boils near the structure and voids under the lock wall in early July. The inspection will be used to inform ongoing remediation work focused on repairing the structure and minimizing future risks. [Read More]
Published: Jul-06-18

Vicksburg District’s Chief of Design Branch Receives Commander’s Award For Outstanding Achievement in EEO

VICKSBURG, MISS…The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announces that David L. Wallace, recently received the Commander’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). Wallace received this award for his significant contributions to the EEO Program to assure full opportunity in employment for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and physical or mental handicap. [Read More]
Published: Jul-03-18

Corps’ Vicksburg District Hosts a Blessing of the Fleet

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will host a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony on July 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m., at the Vicksburg Harbor, 2449 Haining Road. A tradition that dates back to medieval times, the Blessing of the Fleet originally started in early European fishing communities. A blessing bestowed by a local priest was meant to ask for an abundant and safe season. [Read More]
Published: Jun-29-18

District Announces Employee of the Year Award

VICKSBURG, MISS… The Vicksburg District is proud to announce that Kristopher C. Ellis has been selected as the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District 2018 Employee of the Year. Ellis received the award for his outstanding demonstration of Army and Corps values, leadership and mentorship. In addition, Ellis meets the district's mission with excellence and has an exemplary list of accomplishments. [Read More]
Published: Jun-12-18

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2018 Civil Works Appropriations

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) work plan for the Army Civil Works program on Thursday, June 7. [Read More]
Published: Jun-11-18

USACE Opens Updated National Levee Database

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today opened the updated National Levee Database (NLD) for public access. The NLD is a living, dynamic information source that provides visualization and search capability on the location and condition of levee systems nationwide. [Read More]
Published: Jun-05-18

Two Recreational Policies Change for North Mississippi Corps Lakes

VICKSBURG, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announces the update of two recreational policies at Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada, and Sardis lakes, effective June 1, 2018. [Read More]
Published: May-17-18

Enid Lake Bridge Closure

VICKSBURG, MISS… As a precautionary measure, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District is closing the Enid Lake access bridge on Pope Road adjacent to the visitor center and fish hatchery off Interstate 55. The bridge is closed until further notice. All Enid Lake boat ramps and camp grounds are open. Motorists visiting Enid Lake should be prepared to detour around the bridge closure. [Read More]
Published: May-11-18

Vicksburg District’s Deputy for Small Business Receives Small Business Professional Award

VICKSBURG, MISS…Department of the Army’s Office of Small Business Programs recently presented the 2017 Small Business Professional of the Year Award to Demetric T. Erwin. Erwin is the Deputy for the Vicksburg District’s Small Business Program and also serves as a special assistant to the District Engineer on all Small Business Program matters. [Read More]
Published: May-07-18
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