US Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg District

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  • Arkabutla Lake Hosts Physically Challenged Deer Hunt

    Vicksburg, Miss….The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will hold its annual Physically Challenged Deer Hunt on December 6 through 9, 2013. There will be two separate hunts with each lasting two days on December 6 and 7 and December 8 and 9. Participants of this special hunt are quadriplegic, paraplegic, use leg braces or crutches.
  • Corps’ Fraud Investigation Unit Starts Fiscal Year 2014 with a Bang

    Vicksburg, Miss……The Corps of Engineers Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) Fraud Investigation Unit (FIU) has gotten off to a great start in fiscal year 2014 by saving taxpayers over $3.9 million dollars in workers’ compensation costs. The savings, realized the first month of the new fiscal year, were the result of investigative efforts that uncovered several inaccurate or false claims.
  • Pearl River Lock Repairs Nearing Early Completion

    Vicksburg, Miss… – Repairs to the Pearl River Navigational Canal Lock #2 are expected to be completed ahead of schedule by November 20, 2013. The repair work included backfilling the erosion damages to the east bank along the lock chamber, installing a concrete ditch slope drain, turfing, and repairing the damaged security fence.
  • Dredge Jadwin returns to Vicksburg District

    Vicksburg, Miss…The Dredge Jadwin recently returned to her home port of Vicksburg from the 2013 dredging season after 150 days in action. The Jadwin and crew relocated approximately 6.5 million cubic yards of sand and mud from the river channel of the mighty Mississippi River. The Jadwin was one of the the last two steam-powered dredges built by the Mississippi River Commission and specifically designed for dredging on the Mississippi River. The Jadwin is also celebrating her 80th birthday.