For many years Eagle Lake, MS. has been known for great fishing, but today it's not only fishing that attracts people to Eagle Lake, it's the relaxed lifestyle Eagle Lake offers. Most of the locals who belong to our association own weekend homes or live full time at Eagle Lake. Our website provides newcomers an informal introduction to a taste of Eagle Lake's activities, a way to contribute ideas and updates on plans for area improvements.
Please take time to fill out the membership application and join our group. As members you will receive the news and updates via email, be able to post your own photo albums, recipes, be able to voice your opinion by voting on different issues the board may present to the members for approval.
We are glad you took the time to find us. We hope that you find our website informative and interesting. We're interested in your comments and thoughts you might have. Our only goal is to make the Eagle Lake community a better place to live. Our community supports the efforts of the "Save Historic Eagle Lake" (SHEL) organization. All proceeds from purchases on this site are donated to SHEL, who is an advocate for change and improvements in our community. Email us and let us know what you would like to see posted on our website.
The Great Flood of 2011
The Mississippi River floods in April and May 2011 were among the largest and most damaging recorded along the U.S. waterway in the past century, comparable in extent to the major floods of 1927 and 1993. In April 2011, two major storm systems deposited record levels of rainfall on the Mississippi River watershed. When that additional water combined with the springtime snowmelt, the river and many of its tributaries began to swell to record levels by the beginning of May. Finally the Mississippi River crested at a record 57.1 ft. on the Vicksburg gauge.
With the possibility of the levee failing at Buck's Chute on Eagle Lake, the Corps decided to flood Eagle Lake to lessen the pressure head from the Mississippi River and reduce chances of a levee breach. The flooding of Eagle Lake did not damage the homes, but it did destroy bank areas and virtually every pier and boathouse on the lake. Buck's Chute has been a known problem for several years and the Corp's failure to repair this section lead to their actions. Repairs are now currently in progress, but recently were suspended for lack of funding. Without adequate repairs the same problem could occur in the years to come.