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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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  • Vicksburg District closes Steele Bayou Control Structure gates, activates Emergency Operations Center due to high water

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District closed the gates of the Steele Bayou Control Structure, located approximately 10 miles north of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and activated its Emergency Operations Center to “emergency watch” status Jan. 14 due to forecasted high water on the Mississippi River and its tributaries.
  • Vicksburg District provides updated forecast for region

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District issued an updated forecast for the region today after the weekend rainfall event.
  • Vicksburg District Closes Arkabutla, Sardis Lake Recreation Areas Due to Storm Damage

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announced that select recreation areas at Arkabutla Lake, located approximately 35 miles north of Marks, Mississippi, and Sardis Lake, located approximately 90 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee, have been closed due to damage from severe weather over the weekend.
  • Work begins on Enid Lake Bridge

    ENID, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District began work to replace the Pope Road access bridge at the main entrance to Enid Lake, located approximately one mile off Interstate 55 in Yalobusha, Panola and Lafayette counties. The bridge was closed May 2018 after a routine inspection found deficiencies. A Rock Construction Company from Greenwood, Mississippi, was awarded the contract to demolish the existing bridge and to construct its replacement. Demolition will begin in January, and construction of the new bridge will begin shortly after the demolition’s completion.
  • Mississippi Lakes to Host Annual Eagle Watches

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s north Mississippi lakes will each hold their midwinter bald eagle survey, Eagle Watch, in January. The Grenada Lake Eagle Watch will take place Jan. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at the Grenada Lake conference room, located across the street from the visitor center, before the survey begins. The Arkabutla Lake Eagle Watch will take place Jan. 11 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Volunteers will meet at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office before the survey begins. After the survey, volunteers are invited to return to the field office for a live Birds of Prey program presented by Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation.
  • Vicksburg District to close Steele Bayou Control Structure

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District anticipates the need to close the gates of the Steele Bayou Control Structure, located approximately 10 miles north of Vicksburg, Mississippi, within the week. Heavy rainfall across the region during the past two weeks has elevated the Mississippi River and its tributaries. The majority of the state of Mississippi has received above average rainfall during the past 30 days, with some areas receiving two-to-three times their typical amount of rainfall. This heavy rainfall has elevated the lower Mississippi River to above average levels for this time of year.
  • Vicksburg District’s Dredge Jadwin Completes 2019 Season

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Dredge Jadwin completed its 2019 season Dec. 19. During the 2019 season, the Jadwin dredged more than 4 million cubic yards of sand, mud and sediment from the lower Mississippi River to allow the waterway to remain navigable for commercial traffic.
  • Army Corps of Engineers to use one website for volunteer opportunities in 2020

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the agency’s Volunteer Clearinghouse website will no longer be operational. All future volunteer opportunities at USACE-managed recreation areas will be posted to only the federal interagency website www.volunteer.gov.
  • Grenada Lake hosts youth waterfowl hunts

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Grenada Lake Field Office is hosting waterfowl hunts Dec.14-15, 2019; Jan. 11-12, 2020; and Jan. 18-19, 2020. To be eligible for participation, youth hunters must be between the ages of 10 and 15 and be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age. Participants are encouraged to possess a general knowledge of state and federal waterfowl hunting regulations and will be held responsible for meeting said regulations.
  • Arkabutla Lake hosts youth waterfowl hunts

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Arkabutla Lake and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks are hosting waterfowl hunts for youth hunters Jan. 25 and Feb. 1, 2020, near Arkabutla Lake Dam, which is located approximately 35 miles north of Marks, Mississippi. To be eligible for participation, youth hunters must be between the ages of 10 and 15 and be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age. Participants are encouraged to possess a general knowledge of state and federal waterfowl hunting regulations and will be held responsible for meeting said regulations.