VICKSBURG, Miss. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District notified local authorities and
emergency management personnel April 16 that the activation of the spillway at Arkabutla Lake Dam, located 35
miles north of Marks, Mississippi, is imminent.
Arkabutla is one of four lakes in Mississippi maintained and operated by the Vicksburg District. The district’s four
flood control reservoirs – Enid, Grenada, Sardis and Arkabutla lakes – are used to hold runoff, or excess rainwater,
as a flood-prevention measure.