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Aside from the water itself, the terrestrial resources that surround our lakes are valuable assets that sustain the exquisite nature of our 10 lakes.

Original congressional authorizations were limited in some cases to only one purpose, Flood Damage Reduction at our older projects. More recent authorization included multi-purpose functions such as Hydropower Production, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Stewardship, Water Supply, Public Recreation, as well as Flood Damage Reduction.

 


 

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  • USACE Vicksburg District to close Lindy C. Boggs Lock and Dam

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will temporarily close Lindy C. Boggs, Lock and Dam (L&D) to navigation on the Red River during two separate periods, Aug. 15 – Sept. 15 to dewater the upper gate and Oct. 1 – 30 to dewater the lower gate. The lock will temporarily reopen on approximately Sept. 16 and remain open for 15 days to allow traffic to pass. During the dewatering’s of the upper and lower gate bays, the district will make repairs, inspect the structure, and plan for future maintenance.
  • Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors to practice water safety

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – As millions of Americans plan visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and thoughtful activities in, on, and around open water. Tragically, people lose their lives while visiting USACE-managed lands and waters every year. Most of the tragedies are water related. The public’s help is needed to reduce the number of fatalities at the more than 2,800 USACE-managed recreation areas nationwide. USACE personnel stress the importance of water safety year-round when talking with visitors, but especially during the summer season because that is when most public recreation fatalities occur.
  • Traildogs take a bite out of thistle weed at USACE Vicksburg District’s Lake Ouachita

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Lake Ouachita Vista Trail recently saw aesthetic improvements thanks to volunteers.
  • USACE Vicksburg District temporarily closes Columbia Lock and Dam for repairs

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will temporarily close Columbia Lock and Dam (L&D) at Mile 117 to navigation on the Ouachita/Black rivers from May 9-17.
  • USACE Emerging Leaders

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Emerging Leaders (ELs) from the Mississippi Valley (MVD) and Transatlantic divisions (TAD) convened at the U.S. Government Accountability Office in Washington D.C., April 4 – 8, for congressional briefings as part of the Government Affairs Institute (GAI) at Georgetown. GAI week provided a unique opportunity for ELs to hear from a variety of members who work on Capitol Hill such as Jenn Armstrong-Schenck with the Energy and Water Subcommittee on Appropriations, a former congressman, journalists, staffers, and USACE leaders, Director of Resource Management Thomas Stephens and Government Accountability Office Acting Director Cardell Johnson.
  • Mississippi River Commission schedules high-water inspection trip

    VICKSBURG, Miss. -- The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River, April 4 – April 8, 2022.
  • USACE Vicksburg District announces navigation closure at Thatcher Lock and Dam

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will close Thatcher Lock and Dam (L&D) to all navigation in the next 12 hours due to water elevation.
  • Update: USACE Vicksburg District reopens Steele Bayou Control Structure

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District reopened the gates of the Steele Bayou Control Structure, located approximately 10 miles north of Vicksburg, Mississippi, March 22.
  • Vicksburg District hosts USACE Mississippi Valley Division Command Strategic Review

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District hosted top USACE leadership and subject matter experts for the Mississippi Valley Division Command Strategic Review (CSR), March 14-15 at district headquarters.
  • UPDATE #1: USACE Vicksburg District extends Steele Bayou Control Structure closure

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will extend the closure of Steele Bayou Control Structure in Vicksburg, Mississippi, for approximately two more weeks. Rising stages on the Mississippi River have created conditions that require the Steele Bayou Control Structure’s gates to be closed. The structure, which was built in 1969, combined with the Mississippi River and Yazoo Backwater levees, prevents the Yazoo and Mississippi rivers from backing up and further flooding the Delta.