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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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  • USACE Vicksburg District announces seasonal closures at North Mississippi Lakes

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announces seasonal closure at the North MS Lakes. Beginning Oct. 1st, the following recreation areas will close at Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid, and Grenada Lakes:
  • Vicksburg District announces youth waterfowl hunts at Arkabutla Lake

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District announces the dates for its youth waterfowl hunts at Arkabutla Lake. The hunts are taking place on Jan. 29 and Feb. 5, 2022 and will be held in a management area near Arkabutla Dam.
  • USACE Vicksburg District announces new Inspection and Dam Safety Section chief

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has selected Ryan Reves as chief of the Inspection and Dam Safety Section in the Geotechnical Branch.
  • USACE Vicksburg District announces new Water Management Section chief

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has selected Justin Giles as chief of the Water Management Section in the Hydraulics Branch.
  • USACE Vicksburg District Lake Ouachita low water conditions advisory

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – Due to warm temperatures over the last several months and low rainfall totals, Lake Ouachita water levels are low. Visitors are advised to exercise caution during all water based recreational activities. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and thoughtful activities in and around the water. On Sept. 23, 2021, the lake level is 568.69 feet above mean sea level and falling. Boaters should use extra caution while navigating near shorelines, islands, points, and any unfamiliar areas. Standing timber, tree stumps, and gravel bars may emerge where they were previously undetected due to higher water levels.
  • USACE Vicksburg District engages emergency operations, mapping centers in preparation for Hurricane Ida

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at Level II Emergency Watch for Hurricane Ida, Aug. 27, 2021, and conducted its first crisis management team meeting today to coordinate with all District elements and ensure proper hurricane preparation.
  • USACE Vicksburg District signs water system rehabilitation agreement with City of Olive Branch

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District entered into a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) with the City of Olive Branch, Mississippi, Aug. 24, 2021, as part of the Mississippi Environmental Infrastructure Program (Section 592) yesterday.
  • USACE Vicksburg District hosts Acting ASACW Jaime Pinkham for Yazoo Backwater Update

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Mr. Jaime A. Pinkham, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works who also serves as the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, along with Mr. David Leach, P.E., Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Project Planning and Review), visited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District, Aug. 25, 2021, to learn more about the Yazoo Backwater (YBW) Project.
  • USACE Vicksburg District announces Grenada Lake hunting areas for the 2021-2022 season

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announces that two areas will open for archery hunting at Grenada Lake for the 2021-2022 hunting season. Archers will have two designated archery areas to choose from and will also have the option to use crossbows, compound bows, as well as traditional archery equipment. Registration begins September 7 at the Grenada Lake Visitor Center and all hunters must register prior to hunting.
  • USACE Vicksburg District announces youth deer hunt at Columbia Lock and Dam

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announces the date for its fall youth deer hunt at Columbia Lock and Dam in Columbia, Louisiana.