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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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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. Prior to the ceremony, District Commander Col. John W. Cross made remarks regarding the work that the District team accomplishes by stating, “I am in constant awe of the work that you do. A part of my job is to educate the public on what we do. We do above and beyond the works of our regular mission.” [Read More]
Published: Jun-13-14

Vicksburg District’s James Davis Returns From Afghanistan

Vicksburg, Miss……The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s James Davis has returned from a two-year deployment to Afghanistan in support of Overseas Contingent Operations. He deployed in August 2012 to Afghanistan where he worked as a contracting officer representative and site manager for the Operations and Maintenance Division. He then worked in Engineering and Construction as a construction representative and project engineer the final nine months of his deployment. He was located at Qalaa House, Camp Phoenix, Camp Spann, and Camp Marmal. [Read More]
Published: Jun-13-14

Four Vicksburg District Engineers Achieve Certification

Vicksburg, Miss… Four engineers of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District recently completed the strenuous requirements and exam to obtain their Professional Civil Engineer license. Only a licensed engineer may prepare, sign, seal and submit engineering plans and drawings to a public authority for approval, or seal engineering work for public and private clients. [Read More]
Published: Jun-12-14

Vicksburg District Honors Local STEM Students and Teachers

Vicksburg, Miss……The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District recently commended local high school students and teachers from area schools that excelled in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) during the past school year. Colonel John W. Cross, Commander of the Vicksburg District, presented certificates of appreciation to the students and teachers at the District’s annual awards ceremony held at the District’s headquarters. [Read More]
Published: Jun-12-14

District Selects New Director for Dam and Levee Safety Production Center

Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District recently selected Noah Vroman as the new director of the Dam and Levee Safety Production Center of the Engineering and Construction Division. The Dam and Levee Safety Production Center supports and manages complex dam and levee safety analysis, designs, and modifications in support of the Corps of Engineers Dam and Levee Safety Programs. Mr. Vroman will be responsible for developing and directing the center in the execution of its mission. [Read More]
Published: Jun-10-14

Grenada Lakes Hosts 22nd Annual Thunder on the Water

Vicksburg, Miss… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District, the Grenada Lake Association and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks will host the 22nd Annual Thunder on Water Safe Boating Festival at Grenada Lake. The festival will be held 11–15 June 2014. [Read More]
Published: Jun-10-14

Corps Celebrates National Fishing and Boating Week

Vicksburg, Miss…… National Fishing and Boating Week (NFBW) is a national celebration of fishing and boating that coincides with most state's free fishing days. NFBW this year is June 7 - 14, 2014. The best way to celebrate NFBW is to get out on the water! Fishing and boating are some of the best ways to unwind and relieve stress. NFBW is sponsored by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation - http://takemefishing.org/nfbw/ During NFBW, most states offer free fishing days. These are days where anglers are allowed to fish on public bodies of water without a fishing license. [Read More]
Published: May-30-14

Agricultural Land Available for Lease in Grenada County

VICKSBURG, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is currently accepting sealed bids from individuals or groups that are interested in leasing agricultural land in Grenada County, Mississippi. The tract consists of 26 acres near Grenada Lake, and the Notice of Availability number for this tract is DACW38-9-14-73. [Read More]
Published: May-22-14

Riverton Beach Re-Opens for Summer Visitors

Vicksburg, Miss…The Louisiana Field Office (LFO) of the Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will re-open the Riverton Recreation area beach for the summer months prior to the Memorial Day weekend. The 13-acre area recreational area, which is open year round, is located north of Riverton, Louisiana, on the Ouachita River. The swim beach normally operates from mid-May until mid-September. Riverton is the only recreational area with a swim beach within the LFO and on the Ouachita Black River system. Picnic sites, a picnic shelter, playground, boat ramp, and restroom facilities are also available. [Read More]
Published: May-21-14

The Corps Encourages Life Jacket Wear for Boaters and Swimmers

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers always encourages safety for everyone and especially when engaged in water related activities. The Corps is stressing the Wear Your Life Jacket safety message for the Memorial Day weekend by encouraging that you wear life jackets when boating or swimming. [Read More]
Published: May-20-14
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