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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

  • Arkabutla Lake Hosts Annual Fish Habitat Day

    VICKSBURG, Miss… The public is invited to participate in the annual Fish Habitat Day to be held February 20, 2016 at Arkabutla Lake. This annual event will be the hauling of discarded Christmas trees to the bottom of the lake and stake beds in the coves to create and improve fish habitat at Arkabutla Lake.
  • Two Corps Lakes Within Vicksburg District Receive “Every Kid in a Park” Grants

    Vicksburg, Miss… Two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District lakes have been selected to receive Every Kid in a Park (EKIP) transportation grants from the National Park Foundation. A total of eight Corps lakes have been selected to receive the grants. Collectively, they will receive $33,800 in grant funding. Each of these projects worked with either local partners or the national partner, the Corps Foundation, to submit the grant application that will help bring 4th grade classes to our Corps lakes in support of the EKIP initiative. https://everykidinapark.gov/
  • Sardis Lake Surveying Bald Eagles

    Vicksburg, Miss…Sardis Lake’s Bald Eagle survey will be held Saturday, January 23, 2016. Every year park rangers and volunteers survey areas around the lake to get population counts for Bald Eagles. A total of eight eagles were spotted during last year’s event.
  • Mississippi River and Tributaries System efficiently passing flood crest, operation of Morganza Floodway is not required

    VICKSBURG, MISS., January 11, 2016 – Based on current Mississippi River forecasts by the National Weather Service and hydraulic modeling, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does not anticipate operating the Morganza Control Structure during this high-water event.
  • Corps continues to fight Mississippi River flooding, crest moving south from Cairo

    VICKSBURG, MISS., Almost 300 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel from throughout the Mississippi Valley Division are continuing to combat flooding from high Mississippi River levels as the river crested January 3 at 56 feet on the Cairo gage. Public safety is the Corps number one priority, and as record-breaking river levels recede on the upper Mississippi and its tributaries, flood fighters remain vigilant around the clock to rapidly respond to trouble spots.
  • Major flooding threatens Mississippi River Valley, Army Corps flood fighters fully engaged

    VICKSBURG, Miss., December 29, 2015 – The Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, fully activated its flood fighting emergency management operations for the Rock Island, St. Louis, Memphis, Vicksburg and New Orleans districts to manage rapidly rising water levels on the Mississippi River and several tributaries, with the highest Mississippi River levels since the Great Flood of 2011.
  • Vicksburg District Announces Holiday Schedule for Louisiana Visitor Centers

    Vicksburg, MS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District is announcing the holiday schedules of the Louisiana Field Office (LFO) visitor centers. The centers are assisted by LFO staff and local volunteers who will not be available during the Christmas/New Year holiday season.
  • Corps Announces National Recreation Reservation System for 2016 at Arkansas Lakes

    Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announces its 2016 National Recreation Reservation System (NRRSTM) plans for recreational areas at lakes DeGray, Greeson and Ouachita in central Arkansas.
  • Corps Announces National Recreation Reservation System for 2016 at Mississippi Lakes

    Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announces its 2016 National Recreation Reservation System (NRRSTM) plans for recreational areas at Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada and Sardis lakes in north Mississippi
  • Corps Announces 2016 Recreation User Fees

    Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announces its 2016 schedule of user fees at recreation areas at Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada and Sardis lakes in north Mississippi. The fees for campsites range from $8 per night for a site in a primitive campground to $14-$20 a night for a site with electrical hookups in a Class "A" campground.