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The USACE Vicksburg District owns and operates more than 100 recreation areas across Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana where millions of visitors enjoy fishing, camping, hunting, boating, hiking, swimming, geocaching, and more every year. The district’s 10 flood-control reservoirs across Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana provide numerous benefits to the region, including flood risk management, hydropower, water supply, wildlife management, and recreation.


 

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  • In-person public meetings scheduled to gather feedback on Yazoo Backwater Study Draft Environmental Impact Statement

    Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has announced a series of public meetings to gather feedback on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Yazoo Backwater Study Area. The DEIS, published on June 28, 2024, outlines proposed actions and potential impacts related to flood risk management in the region.
  • Virtual Public Information Meeting Announced for Yazoo Backwater Area Water Management Project Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS)

    VICKSBURG, Miss. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District invites the public to participate in an informational virtual public meeting regarding the draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Yazoo Backwater Area Water Management Project. Meeting Details: • Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2024 • Time: 6:00 PM (central) • Location: Virtual Meeting • Meeting Link: Please visit https://www.mvk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Programs-and-Project-Management/Yazoo-Backwater/ for virtual meeting link.
  • USACE Vicksburg District’s Levee Safety Center personnel recognized in annual national awards

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Levee Safety Center was recently recognized by USACE Headquarters (HQ USACE) for exceptional contributions of excellence in performance, leadership, professional development, and support throughout the Levee Safety Program. Levee Safety Program Manager Melissa Mullen was selected as the 2024 Levee Safety Professional of the Year for her excellence in levee safety contributions. Award nominations were received agency-wide and the HQ USACE Levee Safety Committee chose Mullen out of numerous candidates.
  • Vicksburg District announces the publication of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Yazoo Backwater Study Area

    Vicksburg, MS — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, announces the publication of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Yazoo Backwater Study Area (YSA) project on Friday, June 28, 2024, and requests public feedback by August 12, 2024. Collaboratively developed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the proposal reflects a commitment to public engagement and interagency water management. This milestone marks a significant step forward in addressing flood risk management within the YSA during high Mississippi River flood events.
  • Interim Repairs continue at Arkabutla Dam

    VICKSBURG, Miss – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (USACE-MVK) continues to advance interim risk reduction measures (IRRM) at Arkabutla Dam in Northwest Mississippi. Contractor Frontier Services, Inc., began construction and equipment mobilization in early May. Currently, drill pads are being installed for piezometers, automated instruments used for monitoring groundwater pressure. Relief wells, which act like valves to relieve the water pressure, allow excess water to be diverted safely, and serve to prevent sand boils, are scheduled to follow. The additional piezometers increase the USACE-MVK’s monitoring ability by sending data hourly to the technical team, allowing them to analyze conditions in real time.
  • US Army Corps of Engineers Extends Comment Period for Pearl River Draft Environmental Impact Statement

    VICKSBURG, Miss. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, has announced a 15-day extension of the public comment period for the draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) related to the Pearl River Basin, Mississippi Federal Flood Risk Management Project. Originally set to conclude on July 22, 2024, the new deadline for submitting comments is now August 6, 2024.
  • Virtual Public Meeting Scheduled for Pearl River Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)

    VICKSBURG, Miss. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, invites the public to participate in a virtual public meeting regarding the draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the "Pearl River Basin, Mississippi Federal Flood Risk Management Project." This meeting is a crucial opportunity for stakeholders to learn about the project and provide feedback.
  • Corps signs agreement with Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and the Red River Waterway Commission to study the deepening of the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District entered into a feasibility cost sharing agreement with Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) and the Red River Waterway Commission (RRWC) on June 11, 2024, to study the deepening of the J. Bennett Johnston (JBJ) Waterway to accommodate vessels with a 12-foot draft.
  • USACE Vicksburg District Office of Counsel employee receives national award

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District is proud to announce a national award winner from the Office of Counsel. Jennifer Williams, senior paralegal, was announced as the winner of the annual Keystone Award that is presented to a non-attorney for exceptional service and contribution to the legal mission.
  • USACE Vicksburg District holds Change of Command Ceremony

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – Col. Christopher D. Klein transferred command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District to Col. Jeremiah A. Gipson in a formal change of command ceremony today at district headquarters in Vicksburg, Mississippi. USACE Mississippi Valley Division (MVD) Commander and Mississippi River Commission (MRC) President Brig. Gen. Kimberly Peeples was the reviewing officer of the ceremony. Gipson’s most recent assignment was as the Deputy Commander of the Mississippi Valley Division (MVD) and as the Secretary of the Mississippi River Commission (MRC).