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  • USACE Vicksburg District engages emergency operations, mapping centers in preparation for Hurricane Laura

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District is providing material and technical assistance to communities across the Southeast in preparation for Hurricane Laura by mobilizing its Emergency Operations Center as well as the Mapping, Modeling and Consequences Center.
  • Vicksburg District closes outlet, nearby areas at Arkabutla Lake for routine inspection

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has closed the south side of the outlet channel at Arkabutla Lake for routine maintenance and inspection.
  • Vicksburg District announces fall, winter recreation schedules for Arkansas lakes

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has announced fall and winter schedules for campgrounds and recreation areas across its Arkansas lakes, Lake Ouachita, DeGray Lake and Lake Greeson.
  • USACE Vicksburg District signs agreement with City of Clinton for water system rehabilitation

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District signed a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) with the City of Clinton, Mississippi, Friday, August 21 as part of the Mississippi Environmental Infrastructure Program (Section 592).
  • 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.