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USACE Vicksburg District announces launch of Bayou Bodcau online map

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District
Published Oct. 26, 2020

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announced that an online, interactive map of Bayou Bodcau will launch today, Oct. 26.

The USACE Bayou Bodcau online map will provide users with an intuitive, all-in-one informational tool for the area’s numerous recreation opportunities. The map will be accessible via web browser and feature a variety of icons and pop-up information boxes that allow users to identify and locate various recreation features. Visitors will be able to view Bayou Bodcau’s 59 campsites, 14 boat ramps, 26 trailheads for over 40 miles of trails, designated hunting areas and other recreation features to plan their visits and learn more about the area.

“This effort exemplifies the dedication of our geospatial and recreation experts who worked to ensure a comprehensive, data-driven final product,” said USACE Vicksburg District Commander Col. Robert Hilliard. “We are proud to provide such a powerful and efficient tool for our recreation visitors and the public.”

Developed as a collaboration between the USACE Vicksburg District’s Technical Services Branch and the Bayou Bodcau Field Office, the interactive map is the first of its type among the district’s numerous recreation projects. Bayou Bodcau staff members Tommy Jones, Randall Bordelon and Caitlin Sloan collected GPS information, photos and detailed descriptions for each of Bayou Bodcau’s recreation features. Cartographer Bill Sisneros used the data to design, develop and produce the map, along with support and technical reviews from Geographic Information System team members Julie Vicars and Brian Everitt.

“I was happy to help develop a tool that benefits outdoor enthusiasts,” said Sisneros. “I look forward to developing similar products for other district recreation areas in the future.”

The map is available at the following link: https://www.mvk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Bayou-Bodcau/.

The district’s Technical Services Branch is responsible for the coordination and management of the Architect-Engineer program, including the selection, negotiation and administration of contracts for supplementing in-house and regional resources to meet district and regional mission requirements for design, surveying, mapping, value engineering and construction support.

For more information about the USACE Bayou Bodcau online map, contact the district’s public affairs office at 601-631-5000 or vicksburgdistrict@usace.army.mil.

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.

The USACE Vicksburg District is engineering solutions to the nation’s toughest challenges. The USACE 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 USACE Vicksburg District is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.

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Contact
Anna Owens
601-631-5818
anna.m.owens@usace.army.mil

Release no. 20-082