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FERC licenses FFP New Hydro’s US$80 million hydroelectric project at Yazoo River Basin in Mississippi


Date: 1/21/2016 9:22:00 AM

The project is expected to have an estimated average annual generation of 19 GWh. The proposed Enid project would be located at the USACE Enid Lake Dam, on the Yocona River, near Oakland, Miss., occupying about 30 acres. The project would utilize the

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Little Zigzag Falls & Enid Lake Trail


Date: 1/13/2016 2:16:08 AM

The 0.7-mile round-trip hike to Little Zigzag Falls is short for a full dayhike, but it makes an excellent leg-stretcher for families with children. If you want a full day of hiking, you can add an enjoyable outing up the old Pioneer Bridle Trail to Enid Lake

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Rocky Ridge Trail at Enid Lake


Date: 12/20/2015 5:04:38 PM

This trail has seen better days in the past, and hopefully will see improved days in the future. It cruises hills above the shoreline of Enid Lake, offering watery vistas as it makes a loop. The path, open to horses and hikers, unfortunately has been

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Corps of Engineers announces 2016 recreation user fees


Date: 12/17/2015 12:10:00 AM

For a complete schedule of all user fees for Corps recreation areas in the Vicksburg District, phone the applicable field office: Arkabutla Lake Field Office - (662) 562-6261, Enid Lake Field Office - (662) 563-4571, Grenada Lake Visitor Center - (662

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Corps Announces National Recreation Reservation System for 2016 at Mississippi Lakes

United States Army

Date: 12/16/2015 4:01:00 PM

Class A campgrounds in north Mississippi which are on the NRRSTM include North Graysport and North Abutment at Grenada Lake; Wallace Creek, Persimmon Hill, Chickasaw Hill and Water Valley Landing at Enid Lake; Clear Creek at Sardis Lake; and Hernando Point

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• River: Yazoo River
• Length: 65 Miles
• Surface Area: 15,000 Acres
• Volume: 1,213,500 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 560 Square Miles
Enid Lake and the surrounding land, managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, provides multiple premiere campsites and opportunities for boating, hiking, swimming, picnicking, fishing, horseback riding, and wildlife and wildflower viewing. Enid Lake is part of the Yazoo Headwater Project, a comprehensive flood control solution designed to address disastrous floods that occurred in the Lower Mississippi Valley from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s. After the most devastating of the floods, occurring in 1927, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were charged with the design, implementation, and management of this critical project.

"Enid Lake has been recognized as one of America’s Top 10 Fishing Spots, and Enid’s Persimmon Hill Campground has been selected as one of America’s Top 100 Family Campgrounds twice by the National Recreation Reservation Service. Not only is Enid Lake a camper's dream, it is also home of the world record white crappie which weighed an impressive 5 pounds 3 ounces."

Since completion, the Yazoo Headwater Project protects over one million acres from flooding and partially protects another 300,000 acres. As a direct result, Mississippi has been able to consistently produce significantly more agricultural products for national and international consumption. Additional lands surrounding the lake, purchased as part of the original project, continue to be managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Public recreational opportunities, fish and wildlife management, environmental conservation, and forestry reclamation are among the many continuing successes of this project.
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