US Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg District

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

  • Landslide Identified at Enid Lake

    Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District identified a landslide at Enid Lake in Mississippi Feb. 20 and detected additional movement on the landslide Feb. 22. The landslide occurred on a ramp near Enid Dam Road and was caused by the ramp’s steep slope and recent rainfall events. The Enid Lake area has received approximately five inches of rainfall within the last 48 hours. After thorough inspection, Vicksburg District personnel determined that the landslide on the ramp is superficial, causing no degradation to the dam or to bank stabilization around the lake.
  • Vicksburg District Hosts Math Competition for Local Students

    Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District and the Vicksburg chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) hosted a math competition for local students Feb. 5 at the district headquarters in Vicksburg. The math competition was for sixth, seventh and eighth graders. Students from Porters Chapel Academy, St. Francis Elementary School, St. Aloysius High School, Academy of Innovation and Warren Central High School participated. St. Aloysius won the team award, and St. Aloysius student Will Keen won the individual award. Vicksburg District Commander Col. Michael C. Derosier and Chief of Engineering and Construction Henry Dulaney presented the winning students with certificates.
  • Mississippi River Commission schedules high-water inspection trip

    The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River, April 8-12, 2019.
  • Vicksburg District Recognized as ‘Best Place to Work,’ ‘World-Class Workplace’

    Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) headquarters recently recognized the Vicksburg District (MVK) as a “Best Place to Work” and a “World-Class Workplace.” The recognition was based on results from the 2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), which is an annual survey that measures federal employees’ perceptions of their respective agencies. FEVS collects information on which agencies are viewed by their employees to have conditions most favorable to success.
  • Third Annual Youth Squirrel Hunt Held at Arkabutla Lake

    VICKSBURG, Miss. –Arkabutla Lake held its Third Annual Youth Squirrel Hunt Jan. 19-20, 2019, for youth aged 10-15 in a management area near Arkabutla Lake Dam. This hunting area has many species of large hardwoods that create excellent habitat for squirrels.
  • Mat Sinking Unit Completes 2018 Revetment Season

    VICKSBURG, Miss. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) completed its 2018 season Jan. 11. During the 2018 season, the MSU placed approximately 200,000 squares of articulated concrete mattress along the Mississippi River to prevent erosion and to protect key areas of the riverbank and flood control works.
  • Vicksburg District Activates Emergency Operations Center Due to High Water

    Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District activated its Emergency Operations Center to “emergency watch” status Jan. 3 due to forecasted high water on the Mississippi River and its tributaries. During emergency watch, USACE personnel and their local partners monitor the conditions of all federal flood control works, including levees, flood walls and pumping stations. They also monitor rainfall amounts in affected areas and use National Weather Service data to determine if weather conditions warrant further action.
  • Arkabutla Lake Hosts Youth Raccoon Hunt

    Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Arkabutla Lake and the Northwest Mississippi Raccoon Hunting Association (NMRHA) will host a six-day raccoon hunt for youth 10-15 years of age Jan. 25-26, Feb. 1-2, and Feb. 8-9, 2019. Only two parties will be allowed to hunt per night.
  • Arkabutla Lake hosting Youth Squirrel Hunt

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Arkabutla Lake will host two squirrel hunts on Jan. 19-20, 2019, for youth aged 10-15 in a management area near Arkabutla Lake Dam.
  • Repair Work at Columbia to Continue into 2019

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District briefed industry partners, as well as local, state and federal officials, Nov. 30 on the current status of emergency repairs on Columbia Lock and Dam, which is located on the Ouachita River approximately seven miles upstream of Columbia, Louisiana.