US Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg District

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

  • President's Fiscal 2020 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program released

    The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 2020) includes $4.827 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Corps to Open Muddy Bayou Control Structure

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District notified local authorities and emergency management personnel of the need to open the gates of the Muddy Bayou Control Structure, located 13 miles northwest of Vicksburg in the Yazoo Basin, as early as March 12. The Muddy Bayou Control Structure regulates water flowing into or out of Eagle Lake through Muddy Bayou, a tributary of Steele Bayou. The drainage structure, which was constructed as a fish and wildlife mitigation feature to improve fisheries in Eagle Lake, is used by USACE during periods of high water in the Yazoo Basin to reduce the risk of damage to the Muddy Bayou Control Structure and to prevent scour or further damage to roads and homes surrounding the lake.
  • Precautionary Flood Fight Efforts at Grenada Lake Dam Spillway

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District (MVK) is taking precautionary flood fight measures at the Grenada Lake Dam in Grenada, Mississippi, due to forecasted rainfall in the region. District engineers began making preparations to place stone in the spillway March 8. The stone will be placed over gabion baskets that are currently in the bottom of the spillway channel to further armor the channel in advance of additional rainfall forecasted at the lake in the upcoming weeks.
  • Vicksburg District Utilizes Flood Control Reservoirs in Yazoo Basin

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District used its four flood control reservoirs in the Yazoo Basin – Grenada, Enid, Sardis and Arkabutla lakes – to reduce the peak flow of rainfall runoff by approximately 90 percent during the unprecedented rainfall even throughout the region in February 2019.
  • Potential for Uncontrolled Release at Arkabutla Lake Dam Spillway

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District (MVK) notified local authorities and emergency management personnel on March 7 of the potential for water to be released at an uncontrolled rate from Arkabutla Lake Dam, which is located 35 miles north of Marks, Mississippi, into the project’s spillway between March 7-10. An uncontrolled release at the spillway would contribute to increased flow and water elevation downstream of the project.
  • Daily Patrol Efforts Extended throughout the Entire Region

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District is conducting daily patrols across the entirety of its jurisdiction as a part of its flood fight efforts due to elevated river stages across the region. At this time, all of the mainline Mississippi River gages in the Vicksburg District’s jurisdiction are experiencing major or moderate flooding, according to the National Weather Service.
  • Vicksburg District Starts Daily Flood Fight Patrols

    Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District began daily patrols of flood control works, such as levees, floodwalls, relief wells, pumping stations and reservoirs, Feb. 25 due to forecasted high water on the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Personnel from the Vicksburg District’s headquarters and its Vidalia, Louisiana, area office are deploying across the region to conduct inspection and surveillance operations on flood control works. At this time, the district has observed no significant sand boils or seepage at flood control sites.
  • Landslide Identified at Enid Lake

    Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District identified a landslide at Enid Lake in Mississippi Feb. 20 and detected additional movement on the landslide Feb. 22. The landslide occurred on a ramp near Enid Dam Road and was caused by the ramp’s steep slope and recent rainfall events. The Enid Lake area has received approximately five inches of rainfall within the last 48 hours. After thorough inspection, Vicksburg District personnel determined that the landslide on the ramp is superficial, causing no degradation to the dam or to bank stabilization around the lake.
  • Vicksburg District Hosts Math Competition for Local Students

    Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District and the Vicksburg chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) hosted a math competition for local students Feb. 5 at the district headquarters in Vicksburg. The math competition was for sixth, seventh and eighth graders. Students from Porters Chapel Academy, St. Francis Elementary School, St. Aloysius High School, Academy of Innovation and Warren Central High School participated. St. Aloysius won the team award, and St. Aloysius student Will Keen won the individual award. Vicksburg District Commander Col. Michael C. Derosier and Chief of Engineering and Construction Henry Dulaney presented the winning students with certificates.
  • Mississippi River Commission schedules high-water inspection trip

    The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River, April 8-12, 2019.