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Welcome to the Vicksburg District's Corps Lakes...

The USACE Vicksburg District owns and operates more than 100 recreation areas across Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana where millions of visitors enjoy fishing, camping, hunting, boating, hiking, swimming, geocaching, and more every year. The district’s 10 flood-control reservoirs across Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana provide numerous benefits to the region, including flood risk management, hydropower, water supply, wildlife management, and recreation.


 

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Press Releases

  • Annual drawdowns and periodic inspections in progress at UACE Vicksburg District’s north Mississippi lakes

    Vicksburg, Miss. -- Visitors to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Grenada, Enid and Sardis lakes in north Mississippi may notice changes with water releases through each dam.
  • USACE Vicksburg District announces new branch chief within Regulatory Division

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District selected Andy Sanderson as chief of the Louisiana Branch within Regulatory Division.
  • USACE Vicksburg District project updates available online

    Updates on major U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District projects can be found online at www.mvk.usace.army.mil.
  • USACE Vicksburg District announces new Chief Counsel

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has selected John Breland as Chief of the Office of Counsel. The Office of Counsel gives timely and innovative advice and representation to the district in the areas of procurement, environmental and regulatory law, real estate, tort claims, admiralty, labor law, and statutory construction.
  • USACE Vicksburg District announces new Strategic Planner

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has selected a new Strategic Planner to direct and manage long term project milestones across a variety of disciplines. Whitney McRae will coordinate with the USACE Vicksburg District’s senior leadership to ensure the district’s operational decisions maintain its record for continuous improvement. She will develop and implement short- and long-range strategic goals, oversee onboarding and out-processing for all employees, administer knowledge and quality management programs and assist the district’s executive staff. In addition, she will serve as program manager for the Vicksburg Leadership Development Program (VLDP) and track district hiring data to coordinate with Mississippi Valley Division (MVD) on strategic hiring initiatives.
  • USACE Vicksburg District announces new Real Estate Chief

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has selected Warren Lister as chief of the Real Estate Division. The mission of the Real Estate Division is to acquire and manage all real property assets of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and advise project sponsors on their requirements in the development of projects in support of the Vicksburg District.
  • Deputy District commander promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – Maj. Russell “Rocky” Streif, deputy district commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, was promoted to a rank of lieutenant colonel during a ceremony at the district’s headquarters. District Commander Col. Christopher Klein promoted Streif and commended him for his demonstrated excellence throughout his career, as well as his potential to excel and lead in the future.
  • USACE Vicksburg District recognizes employee excellence at annual Corps of Engineers Day

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District recognized dedicated personnel at the annual Corps of Engineers Day Awards Ceremony at district headquarters today.
  • USACE Vicksburg District determines Arkabutla Dam currently stable due to low reservoir pool levels, lifts potential breach emergency declaration

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District determined that Arkabutla Dam, in Arkabutla, Mississippi, is stable at the current low lake elevation as of June 12, 2023 and has downgraded the WATCH condition at Arkabutla Dam in DeSoto and Tate Counties, Mississippi to ALERT.
  • USACE Vicksburg District to offer daily, annual day passes online for Mississippi lakes

    VICKSBURG, Miss. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announces that Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid and Grenada Lake visitors can purchase daily and annual day use passes online.