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Posted 9/25/2015

Release no. 15-059

Greg Raimondo

Vicksburg, Miss……The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Grenada Lake is scheduled to begin its preparations for a periodic inspection of the Granada Lake Dam. The outlet works flood gates are scheduled to be closed and dewatering of the gate will begin on September 26, 2015. The gate closures and dewatering of the outlet works is being done in preparation for the upcoming inspection scheduled to be performed on October 8, 2015.

During this dewatering period, the stilling basin will be pumped dry by use of an earthen coffer dam so that routine repairs can be made to the outlet works conduit, relief wells, and stilling basin. The inspection is expected to last approximately four weeks depending on the necessary repairs that are required.

Periodic inspections are routine dam inspections performed every five years by multidisciplinary engineering teams to ensure operational integrity, structural stability, and dam safety, as required by Corps regulations.

The Grenada Lake project is an 87,000-acre, multiple use project that is managed for flood control, public recreation, conservation of fish and wildlife, and the proper stewardship of public lands. As stewards of public lands, the Corps of Engineers is dedicated to providing a safe, quality recreational experience for all visitors. Grenada Lake, located near the city of Grenada, is one of four Mississippi Corps lakes within the Vicksburg District boundaries.