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The USACE Vicksburg District owns and operates more than 100 recreation areas across Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana where millions of visitors enjoy fishing, camping, hunting, boating, hiking, swimming, geocaching, and more every year. The district’s 10 flood-control reservoirs across Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana provide numerous benefits to the region, including flood risk management, hydropower, water supply, wildlife management, and recreation.


 

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  • Yazoo Canal shipwreck provides window to the past, insight into district archeology endeavors

    VICKSBURG, Miss. -- In mid-October, a local fisherman on the Yazoo Canal north of Vicksburg, Mississippi, stumbled upon a piece of history usually concealed by rippling muddy water.
  • USACE Vicksburg District accepting bids for property leasing at Arkabutla, Grenada and Enid Lakes

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will accept bids for property leasing at Arkabutla, Grenada and Enid lakes.
  • USACE Vicksburg District Dredge Dubuque responds to critical dredging mission

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – On November 16, 2022, the Dredge Dubuque departed the Vicksburg Harbor for a critical dredging mission along the Red River in response to low water conditions.
  • USACE Vicksburg District’s Arkabutla Lake accepting applications for youth squirrel hunt

    Vicksburg, Miss. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District at Arkabutla Lake will hold a youth squirrel hunt on Jan. 14-15 and January 21-22, 2023 in the management area near Arkabutla Lake Dam. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District at Arkabutla Lake will hold a youth squirrel hunt on Jan. 14-15 and January 21-22, 2023 in the management area near Arkabutla Lake Dam.  A total of 12 hunters, six per hunt, will be selected from all applications received prior to the date of the drawing. Applications must be received by 3 p.m. on Dec. 14. Applications may be mailed, emailed or completed at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office, and returned to the Arkabutla Lake Field Office at:  3905 Arkabutla Dam Rd.  Coldwater, MS  38618. Applications are also available on the Arkabutla Lake website at https://www.mvk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/
  • U.S. Army Signs Partnership Agreement with the American Indian Science and Engineering Society

    The U.S. Army and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society signed a partnership agreement today that provides Native American students with formal access to Army Science, Technology, Engineering and Math job and educational opportunities. The agreement, a memorandum of understanding, was signed by Mr. Jaime A. Pinkham, the principal deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works; Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general; and Ms. Sarah EchoHawk, American Indian Science and Engineering Society chief executive officer. “By signing this memorandum of understanding, we are literally opening the doors to the USACE,” said Spellmon.
  • New lifetime pass available for Military Veterans and Gold Star Families to access public lands

    WASHINGTON – The Biden-Harris administration announced that starting on Veterans Day (Nov. 11), veterans of the U.S. Armed Services and Gold Star Families can obtain a free lifetime pass to thousands of federal recreation sites spread out across more than 400 million acres of public lands, including national parks, wildlife refuges, and forests. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be participating in the new pass program. “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and our federal teammates are proud to honor our veterans with free lifetime access to more than 2,500 federal recreation areas across the nation,” said Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general. “This is a small token of appreciation for veterans who have bravely dedicated their lives to defending our freedom.”
  • USACE Vicksburg District announces Project Partnership Agreement with city of Morton

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District entered into a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) with the City of Morton, Mississippi, November 9, 2022, as part of the Mississippi Environmental Infrastructure Program (Section 592). For the city of Morton, Mayor Gerald Keeton, Sr. signed the PPA, and Col. Christopher Klein, Vicksburg District commander, signed for USACE. The signing ceremony was held at Morton City Hall. “Congress’ generous investment with the bipartisan infrastructure law injects much needed funding into projects that directly benefit citizens and business in cities across our state,” said Col. Klein. “We are thankful to be a part of such an enormous investment in the water infrastructure of Morton.
  • USACE Vicksburg District responds to historically low water conditions on lower Mississippi River

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District is responding to historically low water conditions on the Lower Mississippi River by dredging the channel, conducting surveys, and monitoring river stages. During a temporary closure to navigation near Rosedale, Mississippi, from Oct. 27 at 4:00 p.m. to Oct. 29, the USACE Vicksburg District Dredge Jadwin will work to clear the channel. Depending on the dredge progress during the initial closure, additional closures may be needed in order to complete the work.
  • USACE Vicksburg District closes walkway on Lake Ouachita trail prior to repairs

    VICKSBURG, Miss. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will close an elevated walkway on the Lake Ouachita Vista ADA Trail Section due to damage until further notice.
  • USACE Vicksburg District announces youth waterfowl hunts at Arkabutla Lake

    VICKSBURG, Miss. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announces that Arkabutla Lake will host youth waterfowl hunts on Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, 2023.