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

  • USACE Vicksburg District announces Sardis Lake Youth Fishing Rodeo

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announces the Sardis Lake Youth Fishing Rodeo will be held on April 29 at Cypress Point Recreation Area.
  • Mississippi River Commission prepares for spring high-water inspection trip

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual spring high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River, March 27- 31, 2023. The Commission will host four public meetings onboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI in towns along the river, with its members meeting with local partners, stakeholders and residents hearing their concerns, ideas and issues.
  • USACE Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit concludes 2022 revetment season

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) concluded the 2022 revetment season and returned to Vicksburg Harbor yesterday.
  • USACE Vicksburg District signs Planning Assistance to States agreement with City of Clinton

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District entered a Planning Assistance to States (PAS) agreement with the City of Clinton, Mississippi, Feb. 28 as part of the Water Resources Development Act (Section 22). District Commander Col. Christopher Klein signed the agreement for USACE and Mayor Phil Fisher signed for the City of Clinton. The signing ceremony was held at Olde Towne Depot in Clinton.
  • USACE Vicksburg District announces Project Partnership Agreement with city of Jackson

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District entered into a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) with the City of Jackson, Mississippi, February 6, 2023, as part of the Environmental Infrastructure (EI) Program (Section 219) as authorized by the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 1992.
  • USACE Vicksburg District sponsors SAME 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 Jan. 26 at the district’s headquarters in Vicksburg, Miss. The math competition was for sixth, seventh and eighth graders. Students from St. Aloysius High School, Porter's Chapel Academy, Academy of Innovation (AOI), Bovina Elementary, Bowmar Elementary, Beechwood Elementary, Redwood Elementary and St. Francis participated in the event.
  • USACE Vicksburg District employees named Modern-Day Technology Leaders

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announces that four employees were recently selected to receive a Modern-Day Technology Leader Award at the 2023 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Conference in February.
  • USACE Vicksburg District’s Dredge Jadwin completes 2022 dredging season

    Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Dredge Jadwin and its crew returned to the Vicksburg Harbor this morning completing the 2022 dredging season.
  • USACE Vicksburg District’s Enid Lake announces 32nd annual Fish Habitat Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District at Enid Lake will host its annual Fish Habitat Day on Feb. 4.
  • USACE Vicksburg District’s DeGray Lake and hydropower plant to commemorate 50th anniversary with open house

    Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s DeGray Lake and hydropower plant will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a welcome ceremony and open house Jan. 18 from 9-11:30 a.m. at DeGray Lake Visitor Center in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. The event is free and open to the public. The visitor center is located at 543 Skyline Drive Arkadelphia, Arkansas, 71923. Parking will be available onsite along with overflow parking at the spillway boat ramp.