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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 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.
  • Arkabutla Lake hosts 29th annual deer hunt for hunters with physical disabilities

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Arkabutla Lake Field Office is hosting deer hunts for hunters with physical disabilities Dec. 5-8 at Arkabutla Lake, which is located approximately 35 miles north of Marks, Mississippi. The field office will host two separate hunts, each lasting two days (Dec. 5-6 and Dec. 7-8). Participants must be quadriplegic, paraplegic or ambulatory with the use of leg braces or crutches.
  • Vicksburg District completes dewatering of John H. Overton Lock, Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District completed the dewatering of the John H. Overton Lock and Dam Nov. 2 on the Red River, located in Alexandria, Louisiana, at river mile 40.8.
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
  • Vicksburg District to increase releases from Mississippi reservoirs

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will release higher volumes of water from its four flood control reservoirs in the Yazoo Basin – Grenada, Enid, Sardis and Arkabutla – to regain storage capacity ahead of winter and spring rains. The Yazoo Basin reservoirs are being operated per the guidance of the district’s water control manual, which allows for increased releases and higher stages at control points downstream from November through March. The reservoirs are above their average pool stage for this time of year but are currently being drawn down to their respective winter pools, which is standard operating procedure for this time of year.
  • Vicksburg District reaffirms partnership agreement with Beechwood Elementary

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District signed a partnership agreement with Beechwood Elementary Nov. 4 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The agreement reaffirmed Beechwood Elementary as Vicksburg District’s adopt-a-school partner for the 2019-2020 school year. Annually, the district participates in an adopt-a-school program with local schools to inspire future leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics; enhance local understanding of the USACE mission; and encourage community outreach participation from USACE employees.