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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.

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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  • Potential for Uncontrolled Release at Arkabutla Lake Dam Spillway

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District (MVK) notified local authorities and emergency management personnel on March 7 of the potential for water to be released at an uncontrolled rate from Arkabutla Lake Dam, which is located 35 miles north of Marks, Mississippi, into the project’s spillway between March 7-10. An uncontrolled release at the spillway would contribute to increased flow and water elevation downstream of the project.
  • Daily Patrol Efforts Extended throughout the Entire Region

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District is conducting daily patrols across the entirety of its jurisdiction as a part of its flood fight efforts due to elevated river stages across the region. At this time, all of the mainline Mississippi River gages in the Vicksburg District’s jurisdiction are experiencing major or moderate flooding, according to the National Weather Service.
  • Vicksburg District Starts Daily Flood Fight Patrols

    Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District began daily patrols of flood control works, such as levees, floodwalls, relief wells, pumping stations and reservoirs, Feb. 25 due to forecasted high water on the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Personnel from the Vicksburg District’s headquarters and its Vidalia, Louisiana, area office are deploying across the region to conduct inspection and surveillance operations on flood control works. At this time, the district has observed no significant sand boils or seepage at flood control sites.
  • Landslide Identified at Enid Lake

    Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District identified a landslide at Enid Lake in Mississippi Feb. 20 and detected additional movement on the landslide Feb. 22. The landslide occurred on a ramp near Enid Dam Road and was caused by the ramp’s steep slope and recent rainfall events. The Enid Lake area has received approximately five inches of rainfall within the last 48 hours. After thorough inspection, Vicksburg District personnel determined that the landslide on the ramp is superficial, causing no degradation to the dam or to bank stabilization around the lake.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.