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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

  • Vicksburg District sees near-record catfish caught at Arkabutla Lake

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District visitors and staff received a surprise July 19 when a catfish grabbling guide service caught a near-record specimen at Arkabutla Lake. The guide service, Southern Boyz Grabbling, used the lake’s natural structure and a weighted wooden box to catch the 81.2-pound female flathead catfish by hand. At 54.5 inches long with a 36.5 inch girth, the catfish was just 8.3 pounds shy of the current state record. Fishermen Dalton Scott, Josh Bennett and Jacob Bennett were guiding a client through her first grabbling experience at the time. Scott discovered the catfish when he checked the box and quickly secured it with a stringer.
  • Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit begins revetment season

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District held a “Blessing of the Fleet” ceremony July 21 to commemorate the Mat Sinking Unit’s deployment and the official start of revetment season. The ceremony was conducted virtually due to concerns related to COVID-19 and included blessings from USACE Chaplain Col. Bradford Baumann and Rev. Sam Godfrey of Christ Episcopal Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The ceremony also included remarks from USACE Vicksburg District Commander Col. Robert Hilliard.
  • Vicksburg District reopens Bryant Campground at Grenada Lake

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has reopened Bryant Campground at Grenada Lake in north Mississippi. The campground was closed earlier this year because of high water levels in its vicinity. Located on the north side of Grenada Lake and accessible from Mississippi Highway 7, Bryant Campground offers four campsites with electrical and water hookups for RVs. Reservations and payments for sites at Bryant Campground must be made in advance online at Recreation.gov. Up-to-date information on the status of campgrounds at the USACE Vicksburg District’s recreation sites is available at the following link: https://go.usa.gov/xw4K5.
  • Vicksburg District reopens dam road at Arkabutla Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has reopened the road over Arkabutla Dam at Arkabutla Lake, located in Tate and DeSoto counties in north Mississippi.
  • Vicksburg District to continue online reservation system into winter at Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana campgrounds

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will continue to use the online reservation system Oct. 1 through Feb. 28, 2021 for campgrounds at its projects in Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.
  • Vicksburg District temporarily closes dam road at Arkabutla Lake

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has temporarily closed the road over Arkabutla Dam at Arkabutla Lake, located in Tate and DeSoto counties in north Mississippi, to install new piezometers.
  • Vicksburg District reminds recreation site visitors to take precautions for a safe Fourth of July weekend

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District reminds recreation site visitors across Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana to practice safety throughout the Fourth of July weekend. Recreation sites across the region will host special events during the holiday weekend. In Arkansas, fireworks shows will be held at Lake Ouachita July 3 and 4 and Lake Greeson July 3. In Mississippi, a fireworks show will be held at Sardis Lake July 4.
  • Vicksburg District to reopen select beaches and recreation areas at Mississippi lakes beginning July 6

    Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will reopen select beaches and recreation areas at its Mississippi lakes – Arkabutla Lake, Sardis Lake, Enid Lake and Grenada Lake – and incorporate preventative health measures beginning July 6.
  • Vicksburg District to increase Eagle Lake drawdown rate

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District, in collaboration and agreement with its local, state and federal partners, plans to operate the Muddy Bayou Control Structure to lower the elevation of Eagle Lake, located approximately 10 miles north of Vicksburg, Mississippi, by as much as 0.5 feet per day beginning June 30.
  • Vicksburg District announces annual Engineer’s Day Awards, honors exceptional personnel service

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District hosted its annual Engineer’s Day awards ceremony at the district’s headquarters building in Vicksburg, Mississippi, June 25. Employees were recognized with a variety of honorary individual and team awards, and the ceremony was broadcast to the district’s teleworking personnel via YouTube Live in order to maintain safe social distancing measures.