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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

  • 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.
  • Corps to Host 2013 Wounded Warriors Project Deer Hunt

    Vicksburg, Miss…..The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District will host their second Wounded Warriors’ Deer Hunt on Saturday, 7 December, at the Louisiana Field Office (LFO) recreational area near Columbia. Participants include Purple Heart recipients and disabled soldiers.
  • Notice of Availability Of Leased Lands near Arkabutla and Grenada Lakes

    Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is offering agricultural lands for lease to the public. These sections of agricultural lands consist of two tracts in Yalabusha County, one tract in Grenada County on Grenada Lake and one tract in Desoto County on Arkabutla Lake in Mississippi
  • Arkabutla Lake Hosts Physically Challenged Deer Hunt

    Vicksburg, Miss….The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will hold its annual Physically Challenged Deer Hunt on December 6 through 9, 2013. There will be two separate hunts with each lasting two days on December 6 and 7 and December 8 and 9. Participants of this special hunt are quadriplegic, paraplegic, use leg braces or crutches.
  • Corps’ Fraud Investigation Unit Starts Fiscal Year 2014 with a Bang

    Vicksburg, Miss……The Corps of Engineers Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) Fraud Investigation Unit (FIU) has gotten off to a great start in fiscal year 2014 by saving taxpayers over $3.9 million dollars in workers’ compensation costs. The savings, realized the first month of the new fiscal year, were the result of investigative efforts that uncovered several inaccurate or false claims.
  • Pearl River Lock Repairs Nearing Early Completion

    Vicksburg, Miss… – Repairs to the Pearl River Navigational Canal Lock #2 are expected to be completed ahead of schedule by November 20, 2013. The repair work included backfilling the erosion damages to the east bank along the lock chamber, installing a concrete ditch slope drain, turfing, and repairing the damaged security fence.
  • Dredge Jadwin returns to Vicksburg District

    Vicksburg, Miss…The Dredge Jadwin recently returned to her home port of Vicksburg from the 2013 dredging season after 150 days in action. The Jadwin and crew relocated approximately 6.5 million cubic yards of sand and mud from the river channel of the mighty Mississippi River. The Jadwin was one of the the last two steam-powered dredges built by the Mississippi River Commission and specifically designed for dredging on the Mississippi River. The Jadwin is also celebrating her 80th birthday.