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Repair Work at Columbia to Continue into 2019

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District briefed industry partners, as well as local, state and federal officials, Nov. 30 on the current status of emergency repairs on Columbia Lock and Dam, which is located on the Ouachita River approximately seven miles upstream of Columbia, Louisiana. [Read More]
Published: Dec-06-18

Corps’ Vicksburg District Opens Boat Ramps on Ouachita River

Vicksburg, Miss. – Six boat ramps operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers within the Columbia Pool will be re-opened by Nov. 27 as a result of rainfall and increases in Ouachita River stages. The ramps that will be re-opened include Prairion, Bawcomville, Moon Lake, Sterlington, Finch Bayou and Felsenthal South. Riverton boat ramp, just upstream of Columbia Lock and Dam, will remain closed due to low water levels. [Read More]
Published: Nov-28-18

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2019 Civil Works Appropriations

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019) Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program yesterday. [Read More]
Published: Nov-26-18

Lower Mississippi River stages above normal

As 2018 nears closure and the MVD begins planning for 2019, we remain vigilant in monitoring flood stages in the Mississippi River valley. Because of the current higher-than-average river stages, the lower valley will be more susceptible to large rain events throughout the winter. Residents with a vested interest in the Mississippi River valley are asked to monitor river stages over the next three to four months. [Read More]
Published: Nov-19-18

Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,800 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of Veterans Day, November 11 and 12. [Read More]
Published: Nov-06-18

Corps begins road paving project at Hurricane Landing at Sardis Lake

Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received funding from the Federal Lands Transportation Program to repair roads and parking lots at Sardis Lake’s Hurricane Landing Recreation Area. [Read More]
Published: Oct-12-18

Army Corps of Engineers waives fees on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 22

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 22. [Read More]
Published: Sep-13-18

Vicksburg District selects chief for the Programs Management Branch

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has selected Alainna O’Bannon as Chief of its Programs Management Branch of the Programs and Project Management Division. [Read More]
Published: Sep-11-18

Grenada Lake hosting annual veterans hunts

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Grenada Lake will host its annual Veterans Hunt in two sessions beginning Nov. 16-18, 2018, and ending Nov. 23-25, 2018. The hunts will be held at the Haserway and Quail Management Areas of Grenada Lake. [Read More]
Published: Sep-07-18

Sardis Lake to temporarily close some sites at Oak Grove Campground

SARDIS, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sardis Lake is resuming a project that is incrementally adding sewer hookups to all 83 campsites in Oak Grove Campground. The next phase of the project will temporarily close sites 64-70 and is scheduled to begin on Sept. 4, 2018. The other 76 sites in the campground will remain open to the public. [Read More]
Published: Sep-05-18
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