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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

  • 4th Annual Sardis Lake Dove Hunt

    Sardis Lake…… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) at Sardis Lake is hosting its 4th annual public dove hunt on September 7. The hunt is free of charge and open to the general public. The Corps has prepared two fields that are located in Lafayette County on County Road 182 off of Hwy. 314, which is approximately 8 miles from Oxford. They will be open for hunting the remainder of the season after the September 7 event.
  • National Bilingual Team Spreading Water Safety Message at Aqua Fest

    Vicksburg, Miss … The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Bilingual Water Safety Team will be enhancing water safety messages during Aqua Fest this weekend at Lake Greeson and DeGray Lake for both English and Spanish speaking visitors.
  • Arkabutla Lake Seasonal Recreation Area Closures

    Vicksburg, Mississippi….The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District will close several recreation areas at Arkabutla Lake, Mississippi, for the season after the Labor Day Holiday. Additional closures will be announced in the fall.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District Celebrates 140 Years of Service

    Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District celebrated its ninth annual Founder’s Day today in observance of the District’s 140th year of service to our Nation. The day began with a continental breakfast for retirees. The breakfast was immediately followed by the Founder’s Day ceremony where District Commander, Col. John W. Cross, made opening remarks by stating, “Welcome to all of you, especially to our retirees. You are all directly responsible for the current, impressive reputation this District has throughout the community and throughout the Corps. Thank you for all you have done in the past. The contributions of our employees continue to be outstanding.”
  • Corps’ Mat Sinking Season Begins

    Vicksburg, Miss… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) is scheduled to begin laying articulated concrete mats on the banks of the Mississippi River on August 26. The vessels of the MSU will depart the Vicksburg Harbor, Friday, 23 August 2013, and assemble around noon below the I-20 bridge before proceeding to their first worksite.
  • Mississippi River Commission Schedules Low-Water Inspection Trip

    Vicksburg, Miss…….The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip of the lower Mississippi River basin beginning 20 August and ending on 23 August 2013. Three public meetings have been scheduled in selected towns along the river. These public meeting with be held aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI.
  • Corps to Co-Sponsor Ouachita River Water Sweep

    Vicksburg, Mississippi…..The Vicksburg District’s Louisiana Field Office (LFO) of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Keep Monroe Beautiful, Keep West Monroe Beautiful, and Keep Ouachita Parish Beautiful organizations will sponsor the 2013 annual Ouachita River Water Sweep. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, 21 September, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at locations in Monroe, West Monroe, and Sterlington.
  • Closure of Lindy C. Boggs Lock and Dam

    Vicksburg, Miss…The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Lindy C. Boggs Lock and Dam will be temporarily closed to navigation traffic to repair a hydraulic cylinder on the downstream riverside miter gate. The Lindy C. Boggs Lock and Dam is the first lock and dam on the Red River and is part of the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway system. The closure will begin at 5:00 a.m. on 13 August and will remain closed through 5:00 p.m. on 14 August 2013.
  • 2013 Founders Day

    Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (Corps) is celebrating its ninth annual Founder’s Day. This celebration is in observance of the District’s 140th year of service to our Nation. 15 Aug 2013 Retirees Continental Breakfast with Col. John W. Cross 8:00 - 9:00 A.M. Executive Conference Room
  • Carol Ann Murphy Retires After 26 Years With Vicksburg District

    Vicksburg, Miss… Carol Ann Murphy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is retiring after 26 years of service. Murphy began her career in the Contracting Office as a procurement technician and later transferred to the Safety Office as an office administration assistant. She was presented the “Commander’s Award for Civilian Service” by Colonel John W. Cross, Vicksburg District Commander, at a retirement ceremony recognizing her exceptional service.