US Army Corps of Engineers
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  • Major flooding threatens Mississippi River Valley, Army Corps flood fighters fully engaged

    VICKSBURG, Miss., December 29, 2015 – The Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, fully activated its flood fighting emergency management operations for the Rock Island, St. Louis, Memphis, Vicksburg and New Orleans districts to manage rapidly rising water levels on the Mississippi River and several tributaries, with the highest Mississippi River levels since the Great Flood of 2011.
  • Vicksburg District Announces Holiday Schedule for Louisiana Visitor Centers

    Vicksburg, MS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District is announcing the holiday schedules of the Louisiana Field Office (LFO) visitor centers. The centers are assisted by LFO staff and local volunteers who will not be available during the Christmas/New Year holiday season.
  • Corps Announces National Recreation Reservation System for 2016 at Arkansas Lakes

    Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announces its 2016 National Recreation Reservation System (NRRSTM) plans for recreational areas at lakes DeGray, Greeson and Ouachita in central Arkansas.
  • Corps Announces National Recreation Reservation System for 2016 at Mississippi Lakes

    Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announces its 2016 National Recreation Reservation System (NRRSTM) plans for recreational areas at Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada and Sardis lakes in north Mississippi
  • Corps Announces 2016 Recreation User Fees

    Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announces its 2016 schedule of user fees at recreation areas at Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada and Sardis lakes in north Mississippi. The fees for campsites range from $8 per night for a site in a primitive campground to $14-$20 a night for a site with electrical hookups in a Class "A" campground.
  • 11th Annual Army Corps of Engineers Hunt with the Mobility Impaired

    Vicksburg, Miss…… The 11th Annual Army Corps of Engineers Mobility Impaired Hunt will be Jan. 9, 2015 at Columbia Lock and Dam in Columbia, Louisiana. The hunt will start with a safety briefing at 4:30 a.m. before going to the stands.
  • Arkabutla Lake Hosts Youth Waterfowl Draw Hunt

    Vicksburg, Miss…Arkabutla Lake of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks will host a youth waterfowl hunt on January 30-31, 2016 in a management area near Arkabutla Lake Dam. The Youth Waterfowl Hunt will provide an opportunity for experienced waterfowl hunters to teach the younger hunters proper techniques and ethics of the sport.
  • Reduced Operating Hours at Two Ouachita River Locks

    Vicksburg, Miss……Reduced operating hours at H.K. Thatcher and Felsenthal locks go into effect this week. The new hours of operation are 5 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The U.S Army Corps of Engineers took this step due to the lack of commercial traffic at the two locks. During the past year, no commercial vessels have passed through H.K. Thatcher lock. Only six commercial vessels passed through Felsenthal lock in 2015.
  • Southeast Arkansas Feasibility Study Moves Forward

    Vicksburg, Miss……A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study to help alleviate flooding, water shortages, and environmental impacts in southeast Arkansas and northeast Louisiana took a great step forward last week. The study had been on hold due to funding issues.
  • Agriculture Lands near Lake Ouachita Available to Lease

    Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is offering agricultural lands for lease to the public. There are 12 tracts of agricultural lands in Garland and Montgomery County, Arkansas, and the properties will be leased for pasture, hay and grazed woods.