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Army Corps awards $5.5 million contract new Tooele wind turbine

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $5.5 million contract July 8 to Icenogle Construction Management Inc. of San Francisco to install a 2-megawatt wind turbine at Tooele Army Depot in Utah. Juhl Energy from Pipestone, Minn., is the lead design and installation subcontractor. Construction is scheduled to begin spring of 2015. [Read More]
Published: Jul-15-14

Corps unveils draft plans for West Sacramento flood risk reduction

A plan to implement enhanced flood risk reduction features around West Sacramento’s perimeter was revealed today as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District released its draft general re-evaluation report and draft environmental impact statement/environmental impact report for the West Sacramento project for public review. [Read More]
Published: Jul-14-14

Likely algal bloom temporarily closes Martis Creek Lake

Martis Creek Lake near Truckee has been temporarily closed due to a likely algal bloom. Access to the lake has been restricted and park rangers are posting signs warning visitors against entering or allowing their pets to enter the water. The Martis Creek Lake wildlife area and its hiking trails and the Alpine Meadows campground remain open during the lake closure. [Read More]
Published: Jul-12-14

Corps of Engineers set to top off new Folsom auxiliary dam Friday

The last mass concrete for the Folsom auxiliary dam is set to be placed July 11, completing the structure of the new dam. Work will then shift to completing installation of its remaining electrical and mechanical components, including its 12 giant gates. [Read More]
Published: Jul-09-14

Blasting to periodically close Folsom Lake Crossing beginning July 10

Folsom Lake Crossing will be closed weekdays during one of three one-hour windows beginning at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. beginning July 10 for blasting work to excavate portions of the new Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway approach channel. [Read More]
Published: Jun-30-14

Heightened BUI enforcement during Operation Dry Water at Englebright Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Englebright Lake will be participating in Operation Dry Water June 27-29, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence. [Read More]
Published: Jun-23-14

Army Corps awards $15.9 million for engineer facility on Beale AFB

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $15,947,269 contract to MACNAK Korte Group LLC of Lakewood, Wash., June 10 to build a new civil engineer administration and operations facility at Beale Air Force Base. [Read More]
Published: Jun-12-14

Army Corps sends 3 engineers to Colorado landslide

Three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District engineers departed Sacramento June 2 to provide technical assistance to state and local agencies responding to the massive West Salt Creek Landslide near Collbran, Colo. [Read More]
Published: Jun-02-14

Corps reinstates Sacramento levee rehabilitation eligibility

Sacramento levees are eligible for federal rehabilitation assistance again after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved a letter of intent to deal with remaining encroachment issues over time. A letter of intent is the first step of developing a system-wide improvement framework, or SWIF – a Corps policy that allows levee maintaining agencies to be eligible for federal levee rehabilitation assistance while they work to fix difficult maintenance items according to an approved plan and timeline. [Read More]
Published: May-30-14

Corps encourages boaters and swimmers: wear life jackets, watch for low-water hazards

This Memorial Day, before you head out for an adventure on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encourages you to make sure you have properly-fitting life jackets for everyone and that you please wear them. Also be aware of lower water levels in your favorite lakes – don’t assume it’s just like previous years. [Read More]
Published: May-23-14
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