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Black Butte Lake is ready for guests

Have no reservations -- there’s plenty of gorgeous blue water, camping and updated facilities ready for use at Black Butte Lake. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District recreation park near Orland now has 85,000 acre-feet of water -- seven times as much as the seasonal low from back when photos of the dry, cracked lakebed came to symbolize California’s drought. [Read More]
Published: May-09-14

Two more giant spillway gates set to arrive at Folsom Dam

Two more giant gates for the new auxiliary spillway at Folsom Dam are scheduled to complete the 600-mile journey from Vancouver, Wash., to Folsom this month with the first one scheduled to arrive early in the morning Saturday, May 10. A second delivery this month is scheduled to arrive early in the morning on May 17. [Read More]
Published: May-08-14

Corps participates in Life Jacket Trade-in Day, May 17

In celebration of Safe Boating Week, members of the public are invited to trade in their old life jackets for a fresh, clean new one May 17 at any U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District park. Old jackets will be exchanged for a new U.S. Coast Guard-approved type III life jacket, courtesy of the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways. [Read More]
Published: May-07-14

Corps to fill borehole test sites at Success Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is scheduled to begin work in late April to fill and close borehole testing sites at Success Dam that were drilled to evaluate the integrity of the earthen structure and stability of soil and rock underneath the dam during the Success Dam Safety Modification Study. [Read More]
Published: Apr-17-14

Public comment period extended for temporary drought barriers

The public comment period has been extended two weeks for the permit application from California Department of Water Resources regarding their proposal to erect three temporary drought barriers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Originally set to close April 16, the comment period is now open through April 29. [Read More]
Published: Apr-15-14

Corps approves full water storage capacity at Success Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District approved April 11 raising the operating restriction of the reservoir behind Success Dam to the maximum authorized storage capacity of 82,291 acre-feet, or a storage elevation of 652.5 feet. Ultimately, this could mean more water for local users during high-water months. [Read More]
Published: Apr-14-14

Eastman Lake hosts free Kids Fishing Day, April 26

Families are invited to introduce their children 15 and younger to the fun of fishing during a free Kids Fishing Day, April 26, 2014, at Eastman Lake, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park near Raymond. [Read More]
Published: Apr-14-14

Corps’ chief of engineers signs off on plan to reduce Truckee River flood risk

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Truckee River Flood Management Authority are closer to moving forward with a $280.8 million plan to reduce flood risk along the Truckee River after Corps Commanding General Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick signed off on the project April 11 at Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C. [Read More]
Published: Apr-11-14

Corps study proposes a 90-acre Delta ecosystem restoration project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District today released a draft study report recommending restoration of 90 acres of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to its natural tidal marsh state. [Read More]
Published: Apr-11-14

Nesting eagles return to Eastman Lake, popular trail temporarily closed

Bald eagles have returned to nest at the Sacramento District’s Eastman Lake and the popular Lakeview Trail will remain closed through July 31 in order to protect them. [Read More]
Published: Apr-07-14
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