US Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg District

Sardis Lake Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Published Sept. 30, 2015
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 supports disaster response in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

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 supports disaster response in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

Sardis, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sardis Lake Field Office’s staff invites the public to attend its commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Sardis Lake. The ceremony will be held October 7, 2015, 11:00 a.m. until noon, at the Arty Tapp Overlook at Sardis Dam.

Completed in 1940, Sardis Lake is a 98,520-acre reservoir on the Little Tallahatchie River in Lafayette, Panola, and Marshall counties. Sardis Lake is impounded by Sardis Dam, located nine miles southeast of the town of Sardis and is approximately an hour drive from Memphis, Tennessee. It is one of four Corps reservoirs in North Mississippi providing flood control for more than 7,000 square miles. The lake is a popular destination for water-related recreation with facilities that include nine campgrounds, boat ramps, cabins, playgrounds and swimming beaches.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the world's largest public engineering organization and has a firm commitment to preserving and enhancing our natural environment. The Corps is the largest federal provider of outdoor and water-based recreation in the nation. The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana. The primary mission of the Mississippi lakes is to provide flood risk reduction. With approximately 1.3 million visitors each year, Sardis Lake also contributes approximately $26 million into the local economy.

For more information visit our website at www.mvk.usace.army.mil or contact Sardis Lake Field Office at (662) 563-4531.

Contact
Shirley J. Smith
601-631-5223
shirley.j.smith@usace.army.mil

Release no. 15-060