Sardis Lake 75th anniversary celebration planned Wednesday 10/2/2015

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 2, 2015

Sardis Lake 75th anniversary celebration planned Wednesday

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sardis Lake Field Office’s staff invites the public to attend its commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Sardis Lake. The ceremony will be held October 7 from 11 a.m. until noon, at the Arty Tapp Overlook at Sardis Dam.

Completed in 1940, Sardis Lake is a 98,520-acre reservoir on the Little Tallahatchie River in Lafayette, Panola, and Marshall counties. Sardis Lake is impounded by Sardis Dam, located nine miles southeast of the town of Sardis and is approximately an hour drive from Memphis.
It is one of four Corps reservoirs in North Mississippi providing flood control for more than 7,000 square miles. The Corps is the largest federal provider of outdoor and water-based recreation in the nation.  The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana.

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The primary mission of the Mississippi lakes is to provide flood risk reduction. With approximately 1.3 million visitors each year, Sardis Lake also contributes approximately $26 million into the local economy. 

For more information visit our website at or contact Sardis Lake Field Office at (662) 563-4531.