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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.

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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  • Vicksburg District provides updated forecast for region - Feb. 18

    VICKSBURG, Miss. -- The National Weather Service has forecasted two-to-four inches of rain across most of the Lower Mississippi River Valley over the next seven days. The Mississippi River is expected to crest at Arkansas City, Arkansas, at 39 feet Feb. 25; Greenville, Mississippi, at 50.5 feet Feb. 26; Vicksburg, Mississippi, at 47 feet Feb. 27; and Natchez, Mississippi, at 54.5 feet Feb. 29. These projections are based on two days of forecasted rainfall and will change based on future rainfall.
  • Sardis, Grenada lakes cancel Fish Habitat Day events due to high water

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Sardis and Grenada lakes have canceled their Fish Habitat Day events scheduled for Feb. 22 and 29, respectively. The events have been canceled due to increased lake elevations from recent rainfall. Flood control structures at Sardis, Grenada and Enid lakes, three of the district’s four flood control reservoirs in the Yazoo Basin, were closed Feb. 10 to store excess rainfall, or runoff. The reservoirs’ gates are expected to open within the next three-to-five days.
  • Enid Lake announces annual Cleanup Day event

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Enid Lake and the Enid Lake Volunteers for Waste Management will hold the lake’s annual Cleanup Day event Feb. 22, which will provide volunteers an opportunity to help maintain the beauty of the lake.
  • Vicksburg District provides updated forecast for region - Feb. 13

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The National Weather Service has forecasted one-to-two inches of rain across most of the Lower Mississippi River Valley over the next seven days. Over past 24 hours, parts of the Yazoo and Pearl River basins have received two-to-three inches of rain. The Mississippi River is expected to crest at Arkansas City, Arkansas, at 39.5 feet Feb. 25; Greenville, Mississippi, at 50.5 feet Feb. 26; Vicksburg, Mississippi, at 46.5 feet Feb. 28; and Natchez, Mississippi, at 54 feet Feb. 29. These projections are based on two days of forecasted rainfall and will changed based on future rainfall.
  • Vicksburg District announces launch of online inundation mapping viewer

    VICKSBURG, Miss. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announced that an online viewer for inundation mapping will launch Feb. 12. The viewer, which will be accessible through a web browser, will allow users to view forecasted inundation layers for areas affected by high water across the district’s 68,000-square-mile jurisdiction in parts of Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas.
  • Vicksburg District provides updated forecast for region - Feb. 12

    VICKSBURG, Miss. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District provided an updated forecast Feb. 12: 
  • District provides update regarding Arkabutla Lake road, recreational site closures

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District notified the public of a road closure and recreational site closure at Arkabutla Lake, located approximately 35 miles north of Marks, Mississippi, Jan. 28. Due to ongoing maintenance, the road across the top of Arkabutla Dam has been closed. The road will remain closed for approximately three weeks. Visitors should be prepared to use alternate routes.
  • Mississippi lakes to host annual Fish Habitat Day events

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s north Mississippi lakes – Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid and Grenada lakes – will each host Fish Habitat Day events in February that will provide volunteers an opportunity to participate in the restoration of fishing habitats.
  • Grenada Lake bridge collapses

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Grenada Lake announced that a portion of the Gums Crossing Bridge, located in Yalobusha County, Mississippi, collapsed into the Skuna River basin of the lake Jan. 17. The bridge was closed in 2019 by Yalobusha County officials due to structural damage from flooding. No one was injured in the collapse.
  • Mat Sinking Unit suspends 2019 revetment season

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit suspended its 2019 revetment season Jan. 21. The season was suspended due to adverse river conditions caused by flooded riverbanks and high velocity flows. The unit will remain on standby for approximately one month as district engineers and technical experts monitor river conditions for the opportunity to complete scheduled work. If conditions are favorable, the unit will potentially resume work in late February.