Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District identified a landslide at Enid Lake in Mississippi Feb. 20 and detected additional movement on the landslide Feb. 22.
The landslide occurred on a ramp near Enid Dam Road and was caused by the ramp’s steep slope and recent rainfall events. The Enid Lake area has received approximately five inches of rainfall within the last 48 hours. After thorough inspection, Vicksburg District personnel determined that the landslide on the ramp is superficial, causing no degradation to the dam or to bank stabilization around the lake.
Enid Dam Road is currently closed to vehicular traffic, and Vicksburg District personnel will begin repairs to the affected area of the ramp as soon as conditions permit. The district will continue to monitor the forecast and the condition of Enid Lake and other flood control works in response to the higher-than-normal rainfall throughout the region.
Citizens should avoid activities on or near Enid Dam Road as well as other flood control works in the region. Citizens are also encouraged to contact their local authorities and management officials for updates about conditions in their area.
Enid Lake is one of four flood control reservoirs in Mississippi, along with Arkabutla, Sardis and Grenada, that the Vicksburg District uses to store water to reduce flows downstream during flood events.
The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline levees. The district is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,000 personnel.
Release no. 19-006