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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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Press Releases

  • Vicksburg District Employee Receives National Engineering Award

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – An employee with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District was recently named the 2020 “Levee Safety Professional of the Year” for USACE. Brad Arcement serves as a branch chief in the USACE Levee Safety Center and as a lead facilitator or co-facilitator on multiple large-scale levee projects. In his leadership role as the Vicksburg District’s risk-informed design coordinator, Arcement has helped engineers and technical experts across USACE scope risk assessments to support studies and implement risk-informed designs.
  • Vicksburg District provides update on forecasts, conditions across region – April 9

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District provided an update on forecasts and conditions across the district’s jurisdiction April 9.
  • Vicksburg District to keep boat ramps, nature trails open at north Mississippi lakes, but other district recreation areas remain closed

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will keep its boat ramps, nature trails and fishing areas at Arkabutla, Enid, Sardis and Grenada lakes open in north Mississippi for the time being.
  • Vicksburg District provides update on forecasts, conditions across region - March 31

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District provided an update on forecasts and conditions across the district’s jurisdiction March 31. The National Weather Service has forecasted an average of 0.5-1.5 inches of rainfall over the Lower Mississippi River Valley over the next seven days. The Mississippi River is expected to crest at Arkansas City, Arkansas, at 43 feet April 6; Greenville, Mississippi, at 54.5 feet April 7; Vicksburg, Mississippi, at 50 feet April 8; and Natchez, Mississippi, at 57 feet April 9. These predictions are based on two days of forecasted rainfall and may change based on future rainfall. Based on seven days of forecasted rainfall, the Yazoo Backwater Area is expected to crest at 96-96.5 feet in the coming weeks.
  • Vicksburg District closes Steele Bayou Control Structure, provides update on forecasts, conditions across region

    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 provided an update on forecasts and conditions across the district’s jurisdiction March 30.
  • Vicksburg District provides update on forecasts, conditions across region – March 27

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District provided an update on forecasts and conditions across the district’s jurisdiction March 27. The National Weather Service has forecasted an average of one-to-four inches of rainfall over the Lower Mississippi River Valley over the next seven days. The Mississippi River is expected to crest at Arkansas City, Arkansas, at 40 feet April 5; Greenville, Mississippi, at 51.5 feet April 6; Vicksburg, Mississippi, at 48 feet April 7; and Natchez, Mississippi, at 55 feet April 8. These predictions are based on two days of forecasted rainfall and may change based on future rainfall.
  • Vicksburg District provides update on forecasts, conditions, flood fight operations across region – March 24

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District provided an update on forecasts, conditions and flood fight operations across the district’s jurisdiction March 24.
  • UPDATE: Vicksburg District to temporarily close visitor centers, field offices, recreation areas to the public

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will temporarily close its visitor centers, interpretive centers, field offices and select recreation site attractions across Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas to the public beginning March 19.
  • Vicksburg District to temporarily close Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will temporarily close the Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum in downtown Vicksburg, Mississippi, beginning March 17 at 4 p.m. CDT. The museum’s closure is due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) concern and recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and USACE guidance to avoid large gatherings of people. As of 8 a.m. CDT March 17, 12 COVID-19 cases have been diagnosed in Mississippi.
  • Vicksburg District takes precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District is taking precautionary measures to assist public health efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect USACE employees and visitors.