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Corps finds no evidence of damage at Isabella Lake Dam following nearby earthquake

Inspections of Isabella Lake Dam have found no evidence of damage or increased likelihood of dam failure following a 4.3-magnitude earthquake that hit July 24 at 9:46 a.m. approximately 20 miles southeast of the dam. [Read More]
Published: Jul-25-13

Corps maintains higher water storage capacity at Success Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District announced June 10 it will maintain the operating restriction at Success Dam implemented in 2012. The restriction allows water storage up to 65,000 acre-feet or approximately 75 percent of the maximum capacity of the reservoir behind Success Dam. Ultimately, this could mean more water for local users during high-water months. [Read More]
Published: Jun-10-13

Corps’ dam safety mission highlighted on Dam Safety Awareness Day

More than 2,200 people died in Johnstown, Pa., May 31, 1889, when the South Fork Dam failed nine miles upstream of the town. “On National Dam Safety Awareness Day, May 31, we are called to remember both the benefits of dams and the risks associated with potential dam incidents and failures,” said Col. Bill Leady, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District. [Read More]
Published: May-28-13

Recreation survey at Isabella Lake to begin Memorial Day weekend

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $98,182 contract May 16 to Gulf South Research Corporation of Baton Rouge, La., to conduct user surveys and collect visitor information at recreation sites around Isabella Lake beginning Memorial Day weekend and lasting throughout the summer recreation season. [Read More]
Published: May-23-13

Corps begins design phase for Isabella Dam Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has signed the Record of Decision (ROD) and Dam Safety Modification Report for the Isabella Dam Safety Modification project, which allows for the official start of the next phase of the project. [Read More]
Published: Dec-27-12
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