Archive: January, 2016
  • Arkabutla Lake Hosts Annual Fish Habitat Day

    VICKSBURG, Miss… The public is invited to participate in the annual Fish Habitat Day to be held February 20, 2016 at Arkabutla Lake. This annual event will be the hauling of discarded Christmas trees to the bottom of the lake and stake beds in the coves to create and improve fish habitat at Arkabutla Lake.
  • Two Corps Lakes Within Vicksburg District Receive “Every Kid in a Park” Grants

    Vicksburg, Miss… Two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District lakes have been selected to receive Every Kid in a Park (EKIP) transportation grants from the National Park Foundation. A total of eight Corps lakes have been selected to receive the grants. Collectively, they will receive $33,800 in grant funding. Each of these projects worked with either local partners or the national partner, the Corps Foundation, to submit the grant application that will help bring 4th grade classes to our Corps lakes in support of the EKIP initiative.
  • Sardis Lake Surveying Bald Eagles

    Vicksburg, Miss…Sardis Lake’s Bald Eagle survey will be held Saturday, January 23, 2016. Every year park rangers and volunteers survey areas around the lake to get population counts for Bald Eagles. A total of eight eagles were spotted during last year’s event.
  • Mississippi River and Tributaries System efficiently passing flood crest, operation of Morganza Floodway is not required

    VICKSBURG, MISS., January 11, 2016 – Based on current Mississippi River forecasts by the National Weather Service and hydraulic modeling, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does not anticipate operating the Morganza Control Structure during this high-water event.
  • Corps continues to fight Mississippi River flooding, crest moving south from Cairo

    VICKSBURG, MISS., Almost 300 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel from throughout the Mississippi Valley Division are continuing to combat flooding from high Mississippi River levels as the river crested January 3 at 56 feet on the Cairo gage. Public safety is the Corps number one priority, and as record-breaking river levels recede on the upper Mississippi and its tributaries, flood fighters remain vigilant around the clock to rapidly respond to trouble spots.