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USACE Vicksburg District announces Clear Creek recreation closures

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District
Published Feb. 5, 2021

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has closed Sardis Lake’s Clear Creek Campground, including restroom buildings in the day use area, ahead of upcoming waste-water treatment facility maintenance. 

The closure is expected to last through March, and the district will provide updates as they become available. Portable restrooms will be placed at the Clear Creek boat ramp until work is completed. Visitors camping at Sardis Lake will still be able to book reservations for campsites at Oak Grove, Pat’s Bluff and Hurricane Landing campgrounds at www.recreation.gov.

For more information, contact the Sardis Lake Field Office at 662-563-4531.

Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid and Grenada lakes, the four Mississippi flood control reservoirs in the Vicksburg District’s area of responsibility, were authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1936, which provided a plan designed to address flooding that originated in the Yazoo Basin. The four reservoirs are used to hold runoff, or excess rainwater, as a flood-prevention measure. With approximately 3.2 million visitors each year, the north Mississippi lakes also contribute approximately $82 million into the local economy.

The USACE Vicksburg District is engineering solutions to the nation’s toughest challenges. 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 Mississippi River levees. The Vicksburg District is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.

Anna Owens

Release no. 21-003