US Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg District

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  • Corps Hosting the Red River All-American Fishing Derby

    Vicksburg, Miss…… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting the Red River All-American Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 6, 2015, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at John H. Overton Lock & Dam #2, Poland Recreation Area, 2839 Hwy 457, Alexandria, Louisiana, 71302, (towards Marksville, Louisiana).
  • Corps Recreation Areas affected by high water

    Vicksburg, Miss… Don’t let recent heavy rains and high water levels dampen your upcoming outing to the lake or river. The Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District is advising visitors to check reservations to ensure campsites, boat ramps and day-use-areas are not closed.
  • Notice of Availability for Lease of Agricultural Land at Upper Yazoo Project

    VICKSBURG, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will lease an agricultural tract in the Upper Yazoo Project Mitigation, Tract No. 401, in Washington County. This tract of real property to be leased for crops contains 273 acres in two sections.
  • Jared Gartman selected as Emergency Management Accreditation Program Commissioner

    VICKSBURG, Miss., May 19, 2015 -- Jared Gartman, Chief of Readiness and Contingency Operations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi Valley Division, was selected to serve as an Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) Commissioner, as the Federal Agency Representative to the Commission. EMAP’s mission fosters excellence and accountability in emergency management and homeland security programs, by establishing credible standards applied in a peer review accreditation process.
  • The Corps Encourages Life Jacket Wear for Boaters and Swimmers

    Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers always encourages safety for everyone and especially when engaged in water related activities. The Corps is stressing the Wear Your Life Jacket safety message for the Memorial Day weekend by encouraging that you wear life jackets when boating or swimming.
  • Vicksburg District campaign promotes lifejackets and offers prizes

    Vicksburg, Miss… This summer the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is promoting life jacket use with the Wear It to Win It! campaign on Facebook and Twitter. May 20th through July 8th, the Corps is offering prizes to those who submit photos of themselves or their friends and family properly wearing a life jacket.
  • LDWF Family Fish Fest Heading to North Louisiana in May

    Vicksburg, Miss… The family-friendly fishing event’s next stop is Saturday, May 16 at the Ivan Lake Recreation Area near Cotton Valley, LA. Everyone is encouraged to attend for a fun day of fishing, educational activities, and the chance to win great prizes!
  • Enjoy America’s Waterways, Play It Safe and Return Home Alive

    Vicksburg, Miss… Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) encourages you to make sure you have life jackets for everyone and that they please wear them. On average, 9 out of 10 people who drowned at a USACE lake or river project didn’t wear a life jacket. Life jackets save lives by keeping you afloat and providing time for rescue.