US Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg District

Project News and Notes

Upcoming Events

January 23-26, 2013    Calhoun County Fox Hunt (East end of Grenada Lake)

For more information about special events at Grenada Lake, call the field office at 662.226.5911.

Life Jackets are Mandatory at MS Lakes

The following life jacket rules are being enforced at all four of the Vicksburg District - North Mississippi lakes - Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid and Grenada:

  • All persons must wear a US Coast Guard-approved life jacket at all times while swimming outside of designated swimming areas
  • All persons must wear a US Coast Guard-approved life jacket at all times while skiing or being pulled by a vessel, regardless of vessel length
  • All persons must wear a US Coast Guard-approved life jacket on powered vessels 16 to 26 feet in length whenever under power by the main propulsion unit
  • All persons must wear a US Coast Guard-approved lief jacket at all times on powered vessels less than 16 feet in length or on non-powered vessels regardless of length

For more information, contact the Grenada Lake Field Office at 662.226.5911 or the MS Project Management Office at 662-578.3873 or 662.712.1201.

Press Releases

  • Mobility Impaired Deer Hunt at Columbia Lock and Dam

    VICKSBURG, MISS… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisiana Field Office is hosting its 13th annual Mobility Impaired Deer Hunt, Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Columbia Lock and Dam. Eight disabled hunters will be selected to hunt on the approximately 400 acres of Corps land in the Columbia Lock and Dam area that is normally closed to the public for hunting.
  • Water Safety is a Year Round Concern

    Vicksburg, Miss… Public safety is the number-one priority of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Corps of Engineers urges anyone planning to be on or around water to practice boating and water safety throughout the year. Life jackets save lives and should be worn at all times by anyone in a boat, including those waterfowl hunting or fishing. Statistics show that nearly 90 percent of those who drown were not wearing a life jacket and nearly two-thirds didn’t plan to be in the water.
  • Vicksburg District Receives Small Business HUBZone Award

    VICKSBURG, MISS…The Vicksburg District was recently named the 2017 “Top District” by the Society of American Military Engineers for their Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program. The District was the top district in the Corps with 37.23% in total obligations to HUB Zone Small Business firms.
  • Notice of Sale of Timber at Lake Greeson and DeGray Lake

    Vicksburg, Miss... U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will sell timber at DeGray Lake, Arkansas, to the public. The sections of timber are located in Hot Springs & Pike County and consist of approximately 448 acres in three areas. For bid information or details of contract requirements with the U.S. Government, contact Angela Williams with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, Real Estate Division, 4155 Clay St., Vicksburg, Mississippi, 39183 or phone 601-631-5230. The Vicksburg District will accept sealed bids for Invitation Number DACW38-9-18-51 to be opened at 2 p.m. January 11, 2018. The bid packet may be downloaded from the District’s website. http://www.mvk.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/Real-Estate/
  • Vicksburg District a Best Place to Work within the Corps

    VICKSBURG, Miss…For the second consecutive year, the FY 17 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), has recognized the Vicksburg District as a Best Place to Work within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
  • RCEC Visits the Mat Sinking Unit

    VICKSBURG, MISS…A group of tenth grade students from River City Early College High School, part of the Vicksburg Warren School District, had the opportunity to see the Mat Sinking Unit. The group of 36 students, described by Principal Tammy Burris as “motivated with a passion to complete their education early”, are currently working towards a dual credit high school diploma and an associate’s degree through Hinds College.
  • President Trump Appoints Kaiser, Owen to Mississippi River Commission

    VICKSBURG, Mississippi, Nov. 15, 2017 – President Donald Trump recently appointed Maj. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser as the president of the Mississippi River Commission and Col. Paul E. Owen as a member of the commission. Commission appointments are nominated by the President of the U.S. and vetted by the U.S. Senate.
  • Arkabutla Lake Hosting its 27th Annual Physically Challenged Deer Hunt

    VICKSBURG, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Arkabutla Lake is hosting its 27th annual Physically Challenged Deer Hunt December 7-8, 2017, and December 9-10, 2017. These two-day hunts are the largest hunts of this type in the U.S. which applies to hunters who are quadriplegic, paraplegic, or ambulatory with the use of leg braces or crutches.
  • Vicksburg District waives Day-Use fees on Veterans Day

    Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announced today that it will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 146 Vicksburg District recreational areas on Veterans Day, November 11.
  • Corps Project on Highway 465 to Close Road

    VICKSBURG, MISS… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is set to begin levee improvements on Highway 465 starting near Chotard Landing. All traffic will be closed on the three mile section of road starting September 29, 2017 until December 31, 2017. Concurrently, the Corps will begin paving a three mile section of Mississippi Highway 465, three miles north of Chotard Landing. The paving project will take place within the existing right of way and traffic will be guided by flag men onto one lane. This paving work will begin on October 4, 2017 with completion on December 31, 2017.