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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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Background
Martis Creek Dam is located about two miles upstream of the confluence of Martis Creek and the Truckee River, and about three miles east of Truckee, in Nevada County, California. Completed in 1972, Martis Creek Dam is a rolled, zoned earthfill dam with a maximum height of 113 feet. The reservoir capacity is 20,400 acre-feet at gross pool.

The dam’s authorized purpose at this time is for flood control only; however, “future water storage” of 5,000 acre-feet was a design function. This design option may be exercised when an interested party comes forth and requests to be a sponsor.

Current Status
Martis Creek Dam is currently unable to provide the benefits for which it was authorized and constructed. Based on risk assessments performed on Corps dams nationwide, it was determined that Martis Creek Dam contained significant risk related to seismic issues, hydrologic deficiency (inadequate spillway capacity), and seepage problems, along with the large population downstream within the inundation zone, specifically the Reno-Sparks Metropolitan Area.

The Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is currently studying and analyzing potential alternatives, ranging from performing “no action” to completely removing the dam to address the identified deficiencies. Once a recommended alternative has been determined, project staff will finalize a Dam Safety Modifications Report for approval from Corps of Engineers Headquarters before being sent for Congressional authorization. The final report is currently scheduled for completion in 2013.

Reducing Risk
As the team works towards a proposed solution for Martis Creek Dam, interim risk reduction measures have been implemented to create temporary measures for public, economic, and environmental safety while planning, investigating, studying, designing, and constructing a long term, viable and safe product. Among the interim risk reduction measures in place at Martis Creek Dam are a pool restriction, limiting the lake’s elevation to 5,810 ft, about 52 feet below gross pool. Additionally, increased monitoring and testing continue at the dam, additional emergency protocols have been added at the dam facility and an enhanced early warning process with local authorities has been developed.