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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.



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  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers preparing for possible October 1 closures of campgrounds and day-use parks

    Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is preparing for the closure of USACE-operated campgrounds and day-use parks nationwide beginning Tuesday, 1 October 2013, if the potential shutdown of the federal government goes into effect for lack of fiscal 2014 funding legislation.
  • DeGray Lake Hosts Handicap Fishing Derby

    Vicksburg, Miss…Residents of area nursing homes and the local Human Development Center at Arkadelphia, will have the unique opportunity to enjoy an outdoor fishing opportunity. Media outlets are invited to attend. Personnel at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers DeGray Lake Field Office will host a fishing derby for physically challenged persons on 25 September 2013, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Lake View Recreation Area at DeGray Lake. The participants will fish in groups from morning until around noon. In the past, as many as 100 persons participated in this event.
  • Corps Closes Riverton Beach for Winter Months

    Vicksburg, Miss……The Louisiana Field Office (LFO) of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has officially closed Riverton Beach for the winter months which marks the end of the summer recreational period.
  • Corps Extends Invitation to Participate in Activities at Water Sweep 2013

    Vicksburg, Miss… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to participate in Water Sweep 2013 on Saturday, 21 September. This eighth annual award winning event was originated in 2006 to have volunteers clean along the shoreline and remove unwanted obstacles from the banks of the river and water. The goal is to provide safe and enjoyable recreational areas along the river and make a difference in the scenic Ouachita River’s waterways and shorelines.
  • Army Corps of Engineers Reviews Cooperative Joint Management Arrangements with Non-Profit Partners

    Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it lacks authority to permit the non-profit, cooperating association Friends of Lake Ouachita to reinvest user fees collected from patrons of the Crystal Springs and Tompkins Bend campgrounds at Lake Ouachita. A recently conducted legal review of USACE’s cooperative joint management program for recreational facilities revealed that these user fees must be deposited into the Land and Water Conservation Fund in the U.S. Treasury. These fees can no longer be retained by the non-profit, cooperating association and used for operational and maintenance purposes.
  • DeGray Lake Hosts National Public Lands Day and Great Arkansas Cleanup

    Vicksburg, Miss… DeGray Lake will host The Great Arkansas Cleanup in recognition of National Public Lands Day 21 September 2013. Registration will be at the Spillway Area at DeGray Lake beginning at 8:00 a.m. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District and the Keeping DeGray Lake Beautiful committee wants all citizens to understand the importance of keeping America beautiful and instilling life-long habits of not littering and recycling.
  • Vicksburg District Reaffirms Partnerships with Adopted Schools

    Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District personnel recently participated with adoption ceremonies at their two adopted schools, Vicksburg High and Sherman Avenue Elementary through the Adopt A School Program. This is the 15th year for the adoption partnership between the Vicksburg District and Vicksburg High School, while the partnership between Sherman Avenue Elementary and the Vicksburg District is in its fourth year. The District’s committee consists of an all volunteer team composed of Vicksburg District employees.
  • 33rd Annual Wildlife and Forestry Festival

    OUTDOOR EVENT - FREE ADMISION - 28 September 2013 Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm - WILDLIFE & FORESTRY
  • Vicksburg District Hydraulics Branch Selects New Mexico Native for Internship

    Vicksburg, Miss….The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District hydraulics branch recently selected Devon Gijsbers as a Department of the Army intern for the position of hydraulic engineer. Gijsbers’ responsibilities include inundation mapping, execution of dam breach analyses on Corps dams by developing hydraulic models and developing preliminary consequence models to estimate damages in the event of a dam failure. She is also responsible for developing detailed hydraulic watershed models for the Corps’ Modeling, Mapping, and Consequences Production Center.
  • Vicksburg District Team Member Receives Medals/Awards at Annual Founder’s Day

    Vicksburg, Miss… Dennis Ward, a contract representative at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sardis Lake Field Office, recently received a Secretary of Defense Global War on Terrorism Medal, a Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, and the NATO-5 Medal at the Vicksburg District’s ninth annual Founder’s Day ceremony.