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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 To Host Physically Challenged Deer Hunt

    Vicksburg, Miss…..The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisiana Field Office will host its ninth annual physically challenged deer hunt at the Columbia Lock and Dam. The hunt will be held Saturday 18 January 2014. Eight disabled hunters were randomly selected to hunt on approximately 400 acres adjacent to the lock and dam area located at 580 Lock Office Road, Columbia, Louisiana.
  • Sardis Lake Hosts 32nd Annual Bald Eagle Watch

    Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (Corps) will host the 32nd annual Sardis Lake mid-winter bald eagle survey Saturday, 11 January 2014. Volunteers will watch, count and document movement of bald eagles around Sardis Lake. Volunteers should dress appropriately and meet at the Sardis Lake Field Office at 7:00 a.m. for information and instructions.
  • Arkabutla Lake Fish Habitat Day

    Vicksburg, Miss….The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (Corps) will host the 2014 fish habitat day at Arkabutla Lake on Saturday, 22 February at 7:00 a.m. Volunteers should report to the Arkabutla Lake Field Office located at 3905 Arkabutla Dam Road in Coldwater, Mississippi 38618.
  • Vicksburg District Selects New Senior Civilian Leader

    Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District recently selected Vicksburg native, Patricia Hemphill, as the Deputy for Programs and Project Management (DPM). This is the highest civilian position within the Vicksburg District.
  • Arkabutla Lake Hosts 14th Annual Bald Eagle Watch

    Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (Corps) will host the 14th annual Arkabutla Lake mid-winter bald eagle survey, Saturday, 11 January 2013. Volunteers will watch, count and document movement of bald eagles around Arkabutla Lake. Volunteers should dress appropriately and meet at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office at 7:00 a.m. for information and instructions.
  • Arkabutla Lake Youth Waterfowl Hunt 2014

    Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (Corps) will partner with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) to host the 2014 youth waterfowl hunt. The outdoor event will be held 25 and 26 January and provides an opportunity for experienced hunters to teach the younger generations of hunters the proper techniques and ethics of the waterfowl sport. The hunt will only be open to youth 10 to 15 years of age with all participants required to be accompanied by an adult. Each hunter will be responsible for meeting all age appropriate state and federal waterfowl hunting regulations.
  • Notice of Availability Of Leased Lands near Grenada Lake

    Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is offering agricultural land for lease to the public. These sections of agricultural lands consist of two tracts in Calhoun County and one tract in Yalobusha County on Grenada Lake. The Notice of Availability (NOA) number for these tracts is DACW38-9-14-32.
  • Vicksburg District Will Host Deer Hunt For Physically Challenged

    Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Louisiana Field Office (LFO) will host its ninth annual physically challenged deer hunt on Saturday, 18 January 2014, at the Columbia Lock and Dam. Eight disabled hunters will be randomly selected to hunt on approximately 400 acres adjacent to the Columbia Lock and Dam located near Columbia, Louisiana. The deadline to apply is 3 January 2014 with eight hunters being selected by random drawing on 6 January 2014.
  • Vicksburg District’s Project Manager Returns From Afghanistan

    Vicksburg, Miss……The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District’s Mike Renacker has recently returned from ten months of deployment to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.
  • 2014 Arkabutla Lake Youth Raccoon Hunt

    Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (Corps) will host the 19th annual Arkabutla Lake youth raccoon hunt. These hunts will take place on 31 January, 1 February, 7 and 8 February and 14 and 15 February. All applications to participate must be received at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office by 4:30 p. m on Thursday, 16 January 2014.