Archive: June, 2020
  • Vicksburg District to increase Eagle Lake drawdown rate

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District, in collaboration and agreement with its local, state and federal partners, plans to operate the Muddy Bayou Control Structure to lower the elevation of Eagle Lake, located approximately 10 miles north of Vicksburg, Mississippi, by as much as 0.5 feet per day beginning June 30.
  • Mississippi River flood fight operations end

    After 176 days, water levels along the Mississippi River have dropped below 11 feet at the Carrollton Gage prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District to close out flood fight efforts today.
  • Oakdale resident selected for prestigious U.S. Army award

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division, recently selected Lt. Col. Patrick Sullivan, St. Paul District deputy commander and Oakdale, Minnesota, resident as the division’s nominee for the national John W. Macy, Jr. Award.
  • Vicksburg District announces annual Engineer’s Day Awards, honors exceptional personnel service

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District hosted its annual Engineer’s Day awards ceremony at the district’s headquarters building in Vicksburg, Mississippi, June 25. Employees were recognized with a variety of honorary individual and team awards, and the ceremony was broadcast to the district’s teleworking personnel via YouTube Live in order to maintain safe social distancing measures.
  • Corps seeks comments on plan to temporarily lower Mississippi River elevation near St. Anthony Falls

    St. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking comments on a plan to briefly lower the Mississippi River elevation between the Upper and Lower St. Anthony Falls dams to facilitate inspections of critical infrastructure at these facilities.
  • Vicksburg District to reopen select recreation areas at Arkansas lakes June 24

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will reopen select recreation areas at its Arkansas lakes – Lake Ouachita, Lake Greeson and DeGray Lake – and incorporate preventative health measures beginning June 24.
  • Vicksburg District to open Muddy Bayou Control Structure

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District notified local authorities and emergency management personnel of the need to open the gates of the Muddy Bayou Control Structure, located 13 miles northwest of Vicksburg, Mississippi, in the Yazoo River Basin, within the next four-to-five days.
  • Lake Red Rock Picnic Shelters Open to First-Come, First Served

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District will open picnic shelters at Lake Red Rock on a first-come, first-served basis beginning June 22. Reservations will not be accepted and users are asked to select shelters based on their current occupancy and availability.
  • Corps of Engineers awards $4.1 million contract to restore part of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

    ST. PAUL, Minn. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded a $4.1 million contract to S.M. Hentges & Sons Inc., of Jordan, Minnesota, June 18, to begin constructing a habitat restoration project between Shakopee and Savage, Minnesota.
  • Corps seeks public comments for St. Tammany feasibility study

    The Notice of Intent for the St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Feasibility Study was published on the Federal Register June 19, 2020 and the Corps of Engineers is seeking public comment for the study. The Corps will host virtual meetings to receive public comments; time and location to follow in subsequent media release and advertisements. Written comments will be accepted through August 3, 2020 when the comment period ends.