US Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg District

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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Bobber the Water Safety Dog

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Press Releases

  • District’s River Operations Chief Retires

    VICKSBURG, MISS… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Chief of River Operations retired recently. After more than 23 years of service to the federal government, Tommy Hengst retired June 30, 2017. Hengst’s retirement brought closure to a successful career spent serving the public with the Vicksburg District.
  • While Enjoying America’s Waterways Play It Safe

    Vicksburg, Miss… Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) encourages you to make sure you have life jackets for everyone and that you wear them.
  • Corps’ Vicksburg District Selects Murrell Student of Year

    Vicksburg, Miss… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District recently hosted its annual Engineer’s Day awards ceremony at District Headquarters. Alexis L. Murrell, student aide in the hydraulics branch of Engineering and Construction Division, received the Student of the Year Award. She was recognized for her motivation, enthusiasm, and high standard of performance that have resulted in a level of productivity which has greatly enhanced the accomplishment of the District’s mission. Murrell, a 2014 graduate of Warren Central High School, is a junior majoring in civil engineering at Mississippi State University. She is the daughter of Leonard and Doris Murrell
  • District Announces Annual Engineer’s Day Awards

    Vicksburg, Miss… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District recently hosted its annual Engineer’s Day awards ceremony at District Headquarters.
  • Corps Awards Contract for Resurfacing of Levee Enlargement

    VICKSBURG, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District recently awarded Riley Bridge Co., Inc. of Russellville, Alabama, a $2,354,179 contract for work on a section of levee at Mississippi Highway 465. The work consists of replacing the gravel surface of the levee with an asphalt surface on the crown. The project is approximately 4.7 miles in length, and is located about three miles north of Lake Albermarle.
  • Mississippi Corps Lakes Lower Than Usual, Play It Safe and Return Home Alive

    Vicksburg, Miss… North Mississippi is currently experiencing drought-like conditions that are responsible for low water levels at four area Corps of Engineers lakes: Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada, and Sardis.
  • President's Fiscal 2018 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program released

    The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) includes $5.002 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). "The fiscal 2018 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the administration's priorities to support and improve the nation's economy and infrastructure, and to protect the American people," said Mr. Doug Lamont, senior official performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. "This Budget supports the core mission areas of coastal and inland navigation, reducing flood risks from riverine flooding and along our coasts, and restoring aquatic ecosystems.”
  • The Vicksburg District observes Public Service Recognition Week

    Vicksburg, Miss… The week of May 7 – 13, 2017 has been designated by Congress as Public Service Recognition Week and we find ourselves grateful for the opportunity to thank our fellow federal, state and local government employees for all you do on behalf of our nation.
  • Lake Ouachita Water Storage Agreement to Be Signed

    Vicksburg, Miss… The Lake Ouachita Water Storage Agreement will be executed Tuesday May 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Lake Ouachita Project Office, 1424 Blakely Dam Road, Royal, AR between the Army and Mid-Arkansas Water Alliance (MAWA).
  • District Names Channel Improvement Coordinator

    VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently selected Viviana Berrios Williamson as Engineering and Construction Division’s channel improvement coordinator.