The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vickburg District has released an annoucement for closures to boat ramps and restroom facilities at Sardis Lake due to current lake levels and seasonal timelines.
The boat ramps at Hurricane Landing, Coontown Crossing, Walker Landing, Cole’s Point, Pat’s Bluff, Wyatt’s Crossing and Clear Creek are currently closed. The closures are due to lake levels resulting from the recent drawdown.
Seasonal closures of recreation areas around Sardis Dam are now in effect. These closures include Main Beach, Paradise Point, Cypress Point and the campgrounds at Elmer’s Hill and Beach Point. Clear Creek and Hurricane Landing remain open.
For additional information or guestions regarding the recreational closures at Sardis Lake, contact the Sardis Lake Field Office at 662-563-4531.
Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid and Grenada lakes, the four Mississippi flood control reservoirs in the Vicksburg District’s area of responsibility, were authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1936, which provided a plan designed to address flooding that originated in the Yazoo Basin.
The four reservoirs are used to hold runoff, or excess rainwater, as a flood-prevention measure. With approximately 3.2 million visitors each year, the north Mississippi lakes also contribute approximately $82 million into the local economy.
The USACE Vicksburg District is engineering solutions to the nation’s toughest challenges. The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline Mississippi River levees. The district is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.