US Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg District

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  • Mississippi River Commission schedules high-water inspection trip

    The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River, April 8-12, 2019.
  • Vicksburg District Recognized as ‘Best Place to Work,’ ‘World-Class Workplace’

    Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) headquarters recently recognized the Vicksburg District (MVK) as a “Best Place to Work” and a “World-Class Workplace.” The recognition was based on results from the 2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), which is an annual survey that measures federal employees’ perceptions of their respective agencies. FEVS collects information on which agencies are viewed by their employees to have conditions most favorable to success.
  • Third Annual Youth Squirrel Hunt Held at Arkabutla Lake

    VICKSBURG, Miss. –Arkabutla Lake held its Third Annual Youth Squirrel Hunt Jan. 19-20, 2019, for youth aged 10-15 in a management area near Arkabutla Lake Dam. This hunting area has many species of large hardwoods that create excellent habitat for squirrels.
  • Mat Sinking Unit Completes 2018 Revetment Season

    VICKSBURG, Miss. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) completed its 2018 season Jan. 11. During the 2018 season, the MSU placed approximately 200,000 squares of articulated concrete mattress along the Mississippi River to prevent erosion and to protect key areas of the riverbank and flood control works.
  • Vicksburg District Activates Emergency Operations Center Due to High Water

    Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District activated its Emergency Operations Center to “emergency watch” status Jan. 3 due to forecasted high water on the Mississippi River and its tributaries. During emergency watch, USACE personnel and their local partners monitor the conditions of all federal flood control works, including levees, flood walls and pumping stations. They also monitor rainfall amounts in affected areas and use National Weather Service data to determine if weather conditions warrant further action.