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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

  • USACE Vicksburg District’s Arkabutla Lake accepting applications for Physically Challenged Hunt

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announces the 32nd annual Arkabutla Lake Physically Challenged Deer Hunt.
  • USACE Vicksburg District announces Project Partnership Agreement with City of Louisville

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District entered into a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) with the City of Louisville, Mississippi, July 29, 2022, as part of the Mississippi Environmental Infrastructure Program (Section 592). Mayor Will Hill signed the Partnership Project Agreement for the City of Louisville, and Col. Christopher Klein, Vicksburg District commander, signed for USACE. The signing ceremony was held at City Hall.
  • USACE Vicksburg District announces new Mat Sinking Unit Chief

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announces the selection of Maurice Gilmore as the new chief of the Mat Sinking Unit (MSU).
  • USACE Vicksburg District issues temporary restriction on recreational boating at Sardis’s Lower Lake

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has issued a temporary restriction for recreational boating on the Lower Lake below Sardis Dam due to routine maintenance and inspection of several key flood control structures that will take place until August 31.
  • USACE Vicksburg District announces Lake Ouachita recreation fall closures

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will temporarily close the following recreation areas at Lake Ouachita, Arkansas, for routine maintenance and repairs during the fall/winter season:
  • USACE Vicksburg District halts water release at Sardis Dam for routine inspections

    VICKSBURG, Miss. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has temporarily stopped releasing water at Sardis Lake in preparation for routine maintenance and inspection of several key flood control structures that will take place until August 31.
  • USACE Vicksburg District Mat Sinking Unit revetment season begins

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District held a ship out ceremony at the Vicksburg Harbor, Monday, to commemorate the deployment of the Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) for its annual season of revetment.
  • USACE Vicksburg District announces extended closure of Old River Run Nature Trail

    VICKSBURG, Miss. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announces that Grenada Lake will close the Old River Run Nature Trail for an extended period due to ongoing work in the area.
  • Army Corps of Engineers warns most water-related accidents and fatalities occur in July

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reminding the public that more water-related accidents and fatalities occur at its lakes and river projects in July than in any other month. “July is the month when we normally see the most water-related accidents and fatalities so there is reason to be concerned,” said Pam Doty, USACE National Water Safety program manager. “We stress to the recreating public a number of things to be aware of while in, on, or near open water.”
  • USACE Vicksburg District announces new Regulatory Chief

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announces the selection of Kristina “Kristi” Hall as the new Regulatory Division chief. The mission of the USACE Regulatory Program is to protect the Nation's aquatic resources, while allowing reasonable development through fair, flexible, and balanced permit decisions. In her new position, Hall will oversee and manage the actions and requests that are submitted regarding the waters or wetlands within the district’s area of responsibility, as well as maintain the mitigation program to offset the losses to the aquatic environment.