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Archive: 2020
  • Vicksburg District Closes Arkabutla, Sardis Lake Recreation Areas Due to Storm Damage

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announced that select recreation areas at Arkabutla Lake, located approximately 35 miles north of Marks, Mississippi, and Sardis Lake, located approximately 90 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee, have been closed due to damage from severe weather over the weekend.
  • Work begins on Enid Lake Bridge

    ENID, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District began work to replace the Pope Road access bridge at the main entrance to Enid Lake, located approximately one mile off Interstate 55 in Yalobusha, Panola and Lafayette counties. The bridge was closed May 2018 after a routine inspection found deficiencies. A Rock Construction Company from Greenwood, Mississippi, was awarded the contract to demolish the existing bridge and to construct its replacement. Demolition will begin in January, and construction of the new bridge will begin shortly after the demolition’s completion.
  • Mississippi Lakes to Host Annual Eagle Watches

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s north Mississippi lakes will each hold their midwinter bald eagle survey, Eagle Watch, in January. The Grenada Lake Eagle Watch will take place Jan. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at the Grenada Lake conference room, located across the street from the visitor center, before the survey begins. The Arkabutla Lake Eagle Watch will take place Jan. 11 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Volunteers will meet at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office before the survey begins. After the survey, volunteers are invited to return to the field office for a live Birds of Prey program presented by Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation.
  • Vicksburg District to close Steele Bayou Control Structure

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District anticipates the need to close the gates of the Steele Bayou Control Structure, located approximately 10 miles north of Vicksburg, Mississippi, within the week. Heavy rainfall across the region during the past two weeks has elevated the Mississippi River and its tributaries. The majority of the state of Mississippi has received above average rainfall during the past 30 days, with some areas receiving two-to-three times their typical amount of rainfall. This heavy rainfall has elevated the lower Mississippi River to above average levels for this time of year.