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Contract awards come fast and furious as fiscal year 2016 wraps up

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District moved into high gear, awarding 179 contracts worth more than $122 million in September to close out the fiscal year. Overall in FY 2016, the Sacramento District awarded 849 actions worth more than $404 million, including $258.5 million for military construction projects.
Published: 10/6/2016

Corps awards $5.6 million contract for Hill Air Force Base flight simulator

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $5.6 million construction contract on August 24 to small business Provo Wasatch JV, LLC of Orem, Utah, for the second phase of construction of an F-35 Flight Simulator at Hill Air Force Base.
Published: 8/29/2016

Corps awards $81 million for Common Mission Control Center at Beale AFB

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded an $81 million contract Sept. 18 to Walsh Federal JV of Chicago for construction of the Common Mission Control Center at Beale Air Force Base near Marysville, California.
Published: 9/28/2015

Army Corps awards $3.2 million for MOTCO engineering, maintenance shop

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $3.2 million contract Sept. 18 to Federal Solutions Group, Inc. of Dublin to construct an engineering and housing maintenance shop at Military Ocean Terminal Concord, better known as MOTCO.
Published: 9/19/2014

Army Corps awards $32.9 million contract for new Defense Logistics Agency distribution center

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $32.9 million contract Sept. 5 to Gilbane Federal of Walnut Creek to build a general purpose warehouse for the Defense Logistics Agency at the Defense Distribution Depot in Tracy.
Published: 9/10/2014

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3 January 2012

The multipurpose Folsom Dam was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and transferred to the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) in 1956. The limitations of the existing flood control system and the urgent need to address flood risk and dam safety issues at the Folsom facility led to an unprecedented partnership between Reclamation and the Corps in 2005. This partnership integrates the planning, design and implementation of enhanced flood protection measures with dam safety risk reduction under the single Joint Federal Project (JFP).

To reduce the flood risk for the Sacramento metropolitan area, the JFP will construct an auxiliary spillway, including: (1) an 1,100 foot long approach channel; (2) a control structure containing six submerged tainter gates; (3) a 3,000 foot long spillway chute; and (4) a stilling basin that acts as an energy dissipator. The control structure will operate in conjunction with existing spillway gates on Folsom Dam to manage flood flows from Folsom Reservoir.

The Joint Federal Project is divided into work packages consistent with each agency’s mission objective—dam safety and flood damage reduction. The total authorized cost of the project is $962 million. Approximately 80 percent of the work will be covered by the Corps and 20 percent by Reclamation. The initial excavation of the spillway will be performed by Reclamation and the Corps will complete the final grading of the spillway and construction of the control structures.

The results of this historic partnership are a combined project that meets both flood damage reduction and dam safety objectives at a substantial cost and schedule savings. The previous completion date of 2021 under separate Corps and Reclamation projects is reduced by the JFP. The cost savings of the JFP are realized primarily through the integration of Corps and Reclamation project features and program requirements into a joint, coordinated project. This collaborative process and accelerated project delivery significantly reduces construction escalation costs, estimated to be as high as $40 million per year up to the start of construction.


Reclamation Phase I Excavation Completed
Reclamation Phase II Excavation Completed
Corps Control Structure Currently Underway
Corps Spillway Chute and Stilling Basin TBD
Corps Approach Channel Excavation TBD