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USACE closes Twiltley Branch Campground due to high water

Published April 3, 2017

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, announced today that Twiltley Branch Campground at Okatibbee Lake in Collinsville, Miss. is closed to the public April 3 and is expected to remain closed until April 14 due to high water.

The area experienced more than 5.3 inches of rainfall overnight and is expected to receive additional rain in the next few days.

Individuals with reservations for the campground during this timeframe should contact the National Recreation Reservation System (Reserve America) at 1-877-444-6777 for a refund or to reschedule.

The boat ramps at Okatibbee Lake will remain open during the campground closure; however, boaters should exercise caution at all times and be on the watch for floating debris and other obstacles.

Okatibbee Lake was authorized by Congress in 1962 primarily for flood reduction on 26,000 acres of residential, industrial and agricultural lands along Okatibbee Creek and the upper Chickasawhay River. It is not uncommon this time of year for the area to experience significant rainfall and high water.
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Release no. 17-009