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Welcome to the Vicksburg District's Corps Lakes...

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.

Everyone is encouraged to visit Vicksburg District Corps Projects, recognize the purpose of the project and enjoy the many opportunities provided to expand your knowledge of the outdoors and relax.  


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Vicksburg District Hosts Math Competition for Local Students

Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District and the Vicksburg chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) hosted a math competition for local students Feb. 5 at the district headquarters in Vicksburg. The math competition was for sixth, seventh and eighth graders. Students from Porters Chapel Academy, St. Francis Elementary School, St. Aloysius High School, Academy of Innovation and Warren Central High School participated. St. Aloysius won the team award, and St. Aloysius student Will Keen won the individual award. Vicksburg District Commander Col. Michael C. Derosier and Chief of Engineering and Construction Henry Dulaney presented the winning students with certificates. [Read More]
Published: Feb-08-19

Mississippi River Commission schedules high-water inspection trip

The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River, April 8-12, 2019. [Read More]
Published: Feb-07-19

Vicksburg District Recognized as ‘Best Place to Work,’ ‘World-Class Workplace’

Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) headquarters recently recognized the Vicksburg District (MVK) as a “Best Place to Work” and a “World-Class Workplace.” The recognition was based on results from the 2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), which is an annual survey that measures federal employees’ perceptions of their respective agencies. FEVS collects information on which agencies are viewed by their employees to have conditions most favorable to success. [Read More]
Published: Feb-05-19

Third Annual Youth Squirrel Hunt Held at Arkabutla Lake

VICKSBURG, Miss. –Arkabutla Lake held its Third Annual Youth Squirrel Hunt Jan. 19-20, 2019, for youth aged 10-15 in a management area near Arkabutla Lake Dam. This hunting area has many species of large hardwoods that create excellent habitat for squirrels. [Read More]
Published: Jan-30-19

Mat Sinking Unit Completes 2018 Revetment Season

VICKSBURG, Miss. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) completed its 2018 season Jan. 11. During the 2018 season, the MSU placed approximately 200,000 squares of articulated concrete mattress along the Mississippi River to prevent erosion and to protect key areas of the riverbank and flood control works. [Read More]
Published: Jan-11-19

Vicksburg District Activates Emergency Operations Center Due to High Water

Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District activated its Emergency Operations Center to “emergency watch” status Jan. 3 due to forecasted high water on the Mississippi River and its tributaries. During emergency watch, USACE personnel and their local partners monitor the conditions of all federal flood control works, including levees, flood walls and pumping stations. They also monitor rainfall amounts in affected areas and use National Weather Service data to determine if weather conditions warrant further action. [Read More]
Published: Jan-08-19

Arkabutla Lake Hosts Youth Raccoon Hunt

Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Arkabutla Lake and the Northwest Mississippi Raccoon Hunting Association (NMRHA) will host a six-day raccoon hunt for youth 10-15 years of age Jan. 25-26, Feb. 1-2, and Feb. 8-9, 2019. Only two parties will be allowed to hunt per night. [Read More]
Published: Dec-14-18

Arkabutla Lake hosting Youth Squirrel Hunt

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Arkabutla Lake will host two squirrel hunts on Jan. 19-20, 2019, for youth aged 10-15 in a management area near Arkabutla Lake Dam. [Read More]
Published: Dec-14-18

Repair Work at Columbia to Continue into 2019

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District briefed industry partners, as well as local, state and federal officials, Nov. 30 on the current status of emergency repairs on Columbia Lock and Dam, which is located on the Ouachita River approximately seven miles upstream of Columbia, Louisiana. [Read More]
Published: Dec-06-18

Corps’ Vicksburg District Opens Boat Ramps on Ouachita River

Vicksburg, Miss. – Six boat ramps operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers within the Columbia Pool will be re-opened by Nov. 27 as a result of rainfall and increases in Ouachita River stages. The ramps that will be re-opened include Prairion, Bawcomville, Moon Lake, Sterlington, Finch Bayou and Felsenthal South. Riverton boat ramp, just upstream of Columbia Lock and Dam, will remain closed due to low water levels. [Read More]
Published: Nov-28-18
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