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  • Vicksburg District reopens dam roads at Arkabutla Lake

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has reopened the upper and lower dam roads on Arkabutla Dam at Arkabutla Lake, located in Tate and DeSoto counties in north Mississippi, after successful equipment installation and precautionary repairs.
  • Vicksburg District to close outlet gates at Arkabutla, Grenada, Sardis lakes

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will conduct scheduled maintenance and inspections at three of its north Mississippi lakes – Arkabutla, Grenada and Sardis – that will temporarily close each lake’s outlet gates from approximately mid-August through the end of September.
  • Vicksburg District announces emergency timber sale at Bayou Bodcau

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announces an emergency timber sale for agricultural lands located in Bossier and Webster parishes, Bayou Bodcau, Louisiana. These tracts of real estate property contain 340 acres in two sections of Webster Parish and 334 acres in eight sections of Bossier Parish. The Vicksburg District will receive sealed bids for Notices of Availability Nos. DACW38-9-20-47 by 2 p.m. and DACW38-9-20-48 by 2:30 p.m. Sept. 2.
  • Vicksburg District's DeGray Lake to host youth deer hunt with COVID-19 safety measures

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s DeGray Lake will host its fourth annual youth deer hunt Oct. 3 and 4, and COVID-19 precautions will be in place. The registration deadline is Sept. 5, and hunters must email Kolin Cogburn at kolin.p.cogburn@usace.army.mil for an application. For more information, contact Cogburn at 870-246-5501, extension 64015. To be eligible for participation, hunters must be between the ages of six and 15 and accompanied by an assistant at least 21 years of age. Youth hunters may harvest a maximum of one buck and two does during the hunt.
  • Vicksburg District sees near-record catfish caught at Arkabutla Lake

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District visitors and staff received a surprise July 19 when a catfish grabbling guide service caught a near-record specimen at Arkabutla Lake. The guide service, Southern Boyz Grabbling, used the lake’s natural structure and a weighted wooden box to catch the 81.2-pound female flathead catfish by hand. At 54.5 inches long with a 36.5 inch girth, the catfish was just 8.3 pounds shy of the current state record. Fishermen Dalton Scott, Josh Bennett and Jacob Bennett were guiding a client through her first grabbling experience at the time. Scott discovered the catfish when he checked the box and quickly secured it with a stringer.
  • Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit begins revetment season

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District held a “Blessing of the Fleet” ceremony July 21 to commemorate the Mat Sinking Unit’s deployment and the official start of revetment season. The ceremony was conducted virtually due to concerns related to COVID-19 and included blessings from USACE Chaplain Col. Bradford Baumann and Rev. Sam Godfrey of Christ Episcopal Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The ceremony also included remarks from USACE Vicksburg District Commander Col. Robert Hilliard.
  • Vicksburg District reopens Bryant Campground at Grenada Lake

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has reopened Bryant Campground at Grenada Lake in north Mississippi. The campground was closed earlier this year because of high water levels in its vicinity. Located on the north side of Grenada Lake and accessible from Mississippi Highway 7, Bryant Campground offers four campsites with electrical and water hookups for RVs. Reservations and payments for sites at Bryant Campground must be made in advance online at Recreation.gov. Up-to-date information on the status of campgrounds at the USACE Vicksburg District’s recreation sites is available at the following link: https://go.usa.gov/xw4K5.
  • Vicksburg District reopens dam road at Arkabutla Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has reopened the road over Arkabutla Dam at Arkabutla Lake, located in Tate and DeSoto counties in north Mississippi.
  • Vicksburg District to continue online reservation system into winter at Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana campgrounds

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will continue to use the online reservation system Oct. 1 through Feb. 28, 2021 for campgrounds at its projects in Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.
  • Vicksburg District temporarily closes dam road at Arkabutla Lake

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has temporarily closed the road over Arkabutla Dam at Arkabutla Lake, located in Tate and DeSoto counties in north Mississippi, to install new piezometers.