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USACE Vicksburg District partially closes Engineer Point boat ramp parking lot at Sardis Lake

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District
Published March 15, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will close the Engineer Point lower boat ramp parking lot at Sardis Lake on Monday to repair high water damage.

Fishermen are encouraged to use the upper ramp and parking lot until repairs are complete. Overflow parking is available across the road from the Engineer Point entrance.

The following boat ramps remain open: Beach Point, Lower Lake, Weir, Pat’s Bluff, ramps three and four at Coontown, ramp four at Wyatt’s, ramp two at Teckville and Indian Mound ramp at Hurricane Landing.

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. 21-007