VICKSBURG, Miss. --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District at Enid Lake partnered with the Chickasaw Hill Volunteer Association, and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) to host the 29th annual Physically Challenged Fishing Day on Sept. 10.
The event was held at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery catfish pond for the first time. Sixteen physically challenged individuals participated, along with friends, family, volunteers and district personnel. Participants enjoyed a beautiful and successful morning of fishing and fellowship, which was followed by a fish fry and door prizes.
The North Mississippi Fish Hatchery provided the location, bait and fishing poles for the event. The Chickasaw Hill Volunteer Association and sponsors provided the essentials the fish fry. Volunteers assisted by baiting hooks, removing fish, and preparing lunch.
The event gives physically challenged individuals a dedicated time to enjoy fishing in a great outdoor environment.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Enid Lake appreciates the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery, sponsors, and volunteers for their donations, time and hard work. The event would not be possible without help from sponsors and volunteers.
For more information on special events at Enid Lake, contact the Enid Lake Field Office at 662-563-4571 or visit http://www.mvk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/EnidLake.aspx.
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 nine 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.