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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 12th Annual Fish Habitat Day Successful

    Vicksburg, Miss…… Arkabutla Lake recently hosted the 2014 fish habitat day. 25 volunteers gathered at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office to assist with the placement of fish structures in the lake bed. These Volunteers donated more than 170 hours of their time and were served breakfast and lunch, donated by Superlo Foods in Southaven and Kroger in Hernando. Gifts and gift cards were donated by Sportsman’s Warehouse in Southaven and Walmart in Hernando.
  • Mississippi River Commission schedules high-water inspection trip

    VICKSBURG, Miss., March 2014 -- The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River April 7-11, 2014.
  • William Carpenter Retires After 45 Years of Service

    Vicksburg, Miss…… William Carpenter, civil engineering technician at the Greenwood Area Field Office recently retired from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, after 45 years of service.
  • Jackie Smith Retires After 25 Years of Service

    Vicksburg, Miss…… Jackie Smith, park contract representative at the Grenada Lake Field Office recently retired from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, after 25 years and 11 months of service.
  • President's 2015 Civil Works Budget for Mississippi Valley Division focuses on improving nation’s economic growth

    VICKSBURG, Miss., March 5, 2014 - The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2015 has been released and included $825 million in funding for the civil works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division.
  • Corps to Host “Women in the Outdoors” at Bayou Bodcau

    Vicksburg, Miss ….The Louisiana Field Office (LFO) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will host the National Wildlife Turkey Federation’s Women in the Outdoors event this Saturday, 8 March, at Bayou Bodcau Wildlife Management Dam and Reservoir. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on the grounds of the Durden House located at 1700 Bodcau Road, Haughton, Louisiana.
  • Vicksburg District Team Member Returns From Afghanistan

    Vicksburg, Miss……Dan Carney, lead electrician with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, operations and maintenance branch, recently returned from a 13-month deployment to Kabul, Afghanistan. This was his third tour in four years in support of Overseas Contingency Operations/Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • DeGray Dam’s Hydropower Unit to be Refurbished

    Vicksburg, Miss…The hydropower generating unit located below the the DeGray Lake Dam will be inoperative for approximately eight months to rebuild and update the system. The hydropower generator went on line in 1973. The hydropower generating system uses the water flow of the Caddo River, through the DeGray Lake Dam to produce eco-friendly, renewable power.
  • District Promotes Engineering to Students

    Vicksburg, Miss… The Vicksburg District of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers is promoting the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to students in local junior high and high schools during the annual Engineering Week (E-Week). This year, E-Week is being celebrated February 16-22, although activities at the District began about two weeks in advance. A math competition was held at the District with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from Porters Chapel Academy, St. Francis and St. Aloysius Catholic schools, Vicksburg and Warren Central Junior High schools.
  • Lake Greeson’s Bear Creek Cycle Trail Clean Up Day

    Vicksburg, Miss…Personnel with Lake Greeson of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District and Daisy State Park will host the Bear Creek Cycle Trail Clean Up Day. The Clean Up Day will be held Saturday, 15 February 2014, 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Interested volunteers should meet at the Kirby Landing Marina Pavilion at 8:00 a.m. to sign in and be assigned different areas. Lunch will be served at noon at the Kirby Landing Pavilion.