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

  • Corps’ Vicksburg District Hosts a Blessing of the Fleet

    Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will host a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony on July 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m., at the Vicksburg Harbor, 2449 Haining Road. A tradition that dates back to medieval times, the Blessing of the Fleet originally started in early European fishing communities. A blessing bestowed by a local priest was meant to ask for an abundant and safe season.
  • District Announces Employee of the Year Award

    VICKSBURG, MISS… The Vicksburg District is proud to announce that Kristopher C. Ellis has been selected as the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District 2018 Employee of the Year. Ellis received the award for his outstanding demonstration of Army and Corps values, leadership and mentorship. In addition, Ellis meets the district's mission with excellence and has an exemplary list of accomplishments.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2018 Civil Works Appropriations

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) work plan for the Army Civil Works program on Thursday, June 7.
  • USACE Opens Updated National Levee Database

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today opened the updated National Levee Database (NLD) for public access. The NLD is a living, dynamic information source that provides visualization and search capability on the location and condition of levee systems nationwide.
  • Two Recreational Policies Change for North Mississippi Corps Lakes

    VICKSBURG, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announces the update of two recreational policies at Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada, and Sardis lakes, effective June 1, 2018.
  • Enid Lake Bridge Closure

    VICKSBURG, MISS… As a precautionary measure, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District is closing the Enid Lake access bridge on Pope Road adjacent to the visitor center and fish hatchery off Interstate 55. The bridge is closed until further notice. All Enid Lake boat ramps and camp grounds are open. Motorists visiting Enid Lake should be prepared to detour around the bridge closure.
  • Vicksburg District’s Deputy for Small Business Receives Small Business Professional Award

    VICKSBURG, MISS…Department of the Army’s Office of Small Business Programs recently presented the 2017 Small Business Professional of the Year Award to Demetric T. Erwin. Erwin is the Deputy for the Vicksburg District’s Small Business Program and also serves as a special assistant to the District Engineer on all Small Business Program matters.
  • Vicksburg District Announces Promotion of 1st Lt. Cameron Fulford to Captain

    VICKSBURG, MISS… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, is proud to announce the promotion of 1st Lt. Cameron W. Fulford to the military rank of Captain. Capt. Fulford is working at the Vicksburg District through the Army’s Technical Engineer Competency Development Program (TEC-DP). TEC-DP allows 1st Lieutenants with engineering and architecture degrees the opportunity to work for USACE for 18 months before entering the Engineer Captain’s Career Course.
  • Vicksburg High Students Visit Vicksburg District Harbor Facility

    VICKSBURG, MISS… Fourteen sophomores from the Architecture, Construction, Mechatronics and Engineering (ACME) Career Academy at Vicksburg High School visited the Vicksburg District Harbor Facility Tuesday.
  • Precautionary flood fight measures will impact traffic near Blackhawk, LA

    Vicksburg, Miss… As a precautionary measure, the US Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District is working to strengthen a section of the main line Mississippi levee system near Blackhawk, LA. This proactive effort will help reduce the water seepage and materials shifting in and around the levee system.