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Archive: August, 2019
  • Vicksburg District Begins Drawdown at Eagle Lake

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District, in collaboration and agreement with its local, state and federal partners, plans to operate the Muddy Bayou Control Structure in order to lower the elevation of Eagle Lake, located approximately 10 miles north of Vicksburg, Mississippi, to 70 feet by the end of September. The decision is based on standards established in the Eagle Lake Water Level Management Agreement, which permits the elevation of Eagle Lake to be lowered to a minimum of approximately 70 feet if deemed necessary. Lowering the lake will aid in recovery and repairs following the historic 2019 Yazoo Backwater flood.
  • Dredging Starts on the Ouachita-Black River, Columbia Lock, Dam Opens to Commercial Traffic

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District, in coordination with the USACE St. Paul District, is deploying the Dredge Dubuque to perform critical dredging on the Ouachita-Black River in Louisiana starting in late August. The dredge will remove shoaling in the navigation channel caused by significant high-water events on the Ouachita-Black River during 2019. This effort will allow the waterway to remain open to commercial navigation.
  • Mississippi River Commission to host public meeting at Vicksburg city front

    VICKSBURG, Miss. -- The Mississippi River Commission will host a public meeting aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI Aug. 21 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the city front in Vicksburg. This meeting is open to the public. Interested parties are invited to present their views on matters affecting the water resources infrastructure needs in the valley, including flood control, the Mississippi River and Tributaries project and other water resources challenges.
  • Vicksburg District Announces Emergency Timber Sale at Bayou Bodcau

    VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announces an emergency timber sale for agricultural lands located in Bossier and Webster parishes, Bayou Bodcau, Louisiana. These tracts of real property contain 10,200 acres in three sections in Bossier Parish and 5,300 acres in two sections in Webster Parish. The Vicksburg District will receive sealed bids for Notice of Availability No. DACW38-9-19-158 at 11 am August 14, 2019.