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

  • Corps Paving Project Causes Temporary Highway 465 Lane Closures

    VICKSBURG, MISS… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is set to begin paving a three mile section of Mississippi Highway 465. The paving project will take place within the existing right of way, through traffic will be affected but not closed. The work areas are located in Warren and Issaquena counties. Construction will begin on September 6th, with an estimated completion time of two months.
  • Lake Ouachita Volunteer Wins National Award

    VICKSBURG, MISS… A volunteer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lake Ouachita Project, Bill Barnes, was selected as the recipient of the 2016 National Volunteer Award. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the Corps Foundation, created this award to recognize the extraordinary service provided by volunteers.
  • Corps Signs Wastewater System Rehabilitation Project

    VICKSBURG, MISS… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District has entered into a Partnership Project Agreement with the town of Noxapater in Winston County. The signing of the Wastewater System Rehabilitation Project (Section 592 Program) was held at the District Headquarters Building, on August 29, 2017.
  • Vicksburg District Hosts Founder’s Day

    VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District hosted Founders Day in commemoration of the District’s 144 years of service to the nation. This event celebrates the founding of the Vicksburg district by Capt. William Henry Harrison Benyaurd on August 18, 1879. The Corps of Engineers has maintained a continuous presence in Vicksburg ever since.
  • Corps Schedules Signing of Partnership Project Agreements

    Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will enter into Partnership Project Agreements with leaders of several Mississippi communities. The signing of the agreements will be held at District Headquarters building on August 29 and 30, 2017. These agreements are a part of the Mississippi Environmental Infrastructure Program (Section 592) as authorized by the Water Resources Development Act of 1999.
  • District Names Chief of River Operations Branch

    VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently selected Joel Brown as chief of its river operations branch, Operations Division. In this position, Brown will be responsible for the work of the Mat Sinking Unit, Dredge Jadwin, Vicksburg Harbor facility, maintenance section, navigation and dredging on the Mississippi, Red, and Ouachita/Black Rivers, and operation and maintenance of nine locks and dams on the Red and Ouachita/Black rivers.
  • North MS Lakes invite public to view total Solar Eclipse

    On August 21, 2017 our country will experience a rare event it hasn’t seen in 38 years. The last total solar eclipse to cross a significant portion of the U.S. occurred on February 26, 1979. This year, we will experience a total solar eclipse that will proceed from west to east; from Oregon to South Carolina, crossing 14 states directly. People across the globe will be coming to prime locations in the U.S. along the route of the total eclipse to get a view of this unique event.
  • District’s River Operations Chief Retires

    VICKSBURG, MISS… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Chief of River Operations retired recently. After more than 23 years of service to the federal government, Tommy Hengst retired June 30, 2017. Hengst’s retirement brought closure to a successful career spent serving the public with the Vicksburg District.
  • While Enjoying America’s Waterways Play It Safe

    Vicksburg, Miss… Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) encourages you to make sure you have life jackets for everyone and that you wear them.
  • Corps’ Vicksburg District Selects Murrell Student of Year

    Vicksburg, Miss… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District recently hosted its annual Engineer’s Day awards ceremony at District Headquarters. Alexis L. Murrell, student aide in the hydraulics branch of Engineering and Construction Division, received the Student of the Year Award. She was recognized for her motivation, enthusiasm, and high standard of performance that have resulted in a level of productivity which has greatly enhanced the accomplishment of the District’s mission. Murrell, a 2014 graduate of Warren Central High School, is a junior majoring in civil engineering at Mississippi State University. She is the daughter of Leonard and Doris Murrell