Coldwater, Miss……. Michael W. Carter has been chosen as the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) Supervisory Natural Resources Manager at the Vicksburg District's Arkabutla Lake, located near Coldwater, Mississippi.

As the Arkabutla Lake Natural Resource Manager, he will be responsible for executing the management, planning, operations and maintenance of the natural and man-made resources of the lake and surrounding Corps land.

Prior to his new appointment, Carter served as Supervisory Natural Management Specialist at the Bay Springs Lake on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway near Booneville, Mississippi. He began his career with an internship as a Park Ranger Aide at the Bay Springs Site Office in 1987. He has also held the positions of Park Ranger at the Tom Bevill Visitor's Center on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway near Pickensville, Alabama, and the Jamie Whitten Historical Center near Fulton, Mississippi.

Carter is a native of New Albany. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Management from the University of Tennessee at Martin. The father of two children, Carter is also a member of the city of New Albany's Mississippi Historic Preservation Committee.

Arkabutla Lake is located less than 30 minutes south of the Tennessee state line, and is the nearest Corps project to the Memphis metropolitan area. The lake accommodates a wide variety of recreational interests throughout the entire year. Other Mississippi recreational lakes within the District are Sardis Lake located near Sardis, Enid Lake located near Enid, and Grenada Lake located near Grenada.