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’ Vidalia Area Office Contract Administration Expert Retires

    Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District area engineer for the Vidalia Area Office recently retired. For 33 years, Richard A. Jones served the Corps with distinction and honor and is considered a subject matter expert in construction contract administration.
  • District Names Chief of Design Branch’s Levee and Drainage Section

    VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District recently selected Colby Bankston as chief of its design branch’s levee and drainage section of Engineering and Construction Division. In this position, Bankston will oversee a talented group of engineers and technicians who are responsible for the production of construction plans and specifications for levee and channel projects throughout the District.
  • Arkabutla Lake Hosts Youth Waterfowl Hunt

    Vicksburg, Miss…Arkabutla Lake of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks will host a youth waterfowl hunt on January 28 and February 4, 2017 in a management area near Arkabutla Lake Dam. The Youth Waterfowl Hunt will provide an opportunity for experienced waterfowl hunters to teach the younger hunters proper techniques and ethics of the sport.
  • Corps’ Louisiana Field Office Hosts Fifth Annual Patriot Hunt

    Vicksburg, MS….The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Louisiana Field Office partnered with Warrior Hunts and the National Wild Turkey Federation to host the Fifth Annual Patriot Hunt on December 3, 2016 at Columbia Lock and Dam. The hunts began Saturday morning with breakfast provided by volunteers. Breakfast was followed by a safety meeting to discuss the stands and shooting areas. Twelve hunters were then escorted to eight separate deer stands. At the conclusion of the morning hunt, four deer were harvested, including an 8-point. The rainy weather condition did not allow hunters to achieve many clean shots as the deer were moving through quickly and at far distances.
  • District Names Mississippi Valley Division Geotechnical Regional Technical Specialist

    VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently selected Heather Sibley as a Mississippi Valley Division (MVD) geotechnical regional technical specialist. In this position, Sibley will serve as a regional subject matter expert in the geotechnical engineering community of practice. She will also serve as a leader on complex, non-routine dam and levee safety modifications and geotechnical analyses.
  • Corps Asks For Help Finding Missing Employee

    Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is asking the public for assistance with finding an employee who went missing from its quarters barge on the Mississippi River near Norco, Louisiana. Larrielle Ross, a food service worker, was last seen in the dining facility on the quarters barge at approximately 4:30 pm on 1 November.
  • 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 and City of Vicksburg to Sign Museum Cooperative Agreement

    Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will enter a cooperative agreement with the City of Vicksburg to expand the hours of the Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum. The museum will soon be open seven days a week because of this agreement.
  • Enid Lake Hosts Wounded Warrior Deer Hunt

    VICKSBURG, Miss…The second annual Wounded Warrior Deer Hunt has been scheduled for October 26-30, 2016 at Enid Lake of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District. The hunt will provide ten veterans the opportunity to harvest deer on approximately 700 acres of Corps land. These areas have been closed to all other hunting, resulting in a high deer density and a greater chance of harvest for the participants. These participants were selected by Wounded Warriors of Jackson.
  • District’s Safety Chief Retires with 47 Years of Service

    VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Chief of the Safety and Occupational Health Office retired recently. After more than four decades of service to the federal government, Donny Weaver retired September 30, 2016. Weaver’s retirement brought closure to a long, successful and memorable career where he spent 43 of those years at the Vicksburg District.