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Corps releases final environmental report for Folsom Dam Raise project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has published the final environmental impact statement/environmental impact report for the Folsom Dam Raise project. [Read More]
Published: Oct-11-17

Corps releases revised environmental report for Folsom Dam Raise project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and Central Valley Flood Protection Board are recirculating for review a draft environmental impact statement/environmental impact report for the Folsom Dam Raise Project. The report was initially released in July 2016; however, it is being be recirculated for a second public review and comment period due to significant changes made since then. [Read More]
Published: Jun-16-17

Folsom Dam Water Control Manual update out for public review

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District released a draft environmental document today addressing the proposed Folsom Dam Water Control Manual update. The Water Control Manual outlines specifications for flood storage space and reservoir releases when water encroaches into the flood storage space. [Read More]
Published: Jun-07-17

Corps to conduct traffic control operations at Folsom Point recreation area

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and its contractor Kiewit Infrastructure will conduct traffic control operations September 5-23 as part of the Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway construction project, forcing a detour and temporary delays inside the Folsom Point recreation area. [Read More]
Published: Sep-02-16

Corps releases draft environmental report, announces public meeting dates for Folsom Dam Raise Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has released a draft supplemental environmental impact statement/environmental impact report for the Folsom Dam Raise Project. The report addresses environmental impacts and recommends mitigation measures in regard to the proposed dam modifications at Folsom Lake. [Read More]
Published: Jul-22-16

Corps to conduct blasting operations near Folsom Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and its contractor Kiewit Infrastructure will conduct blasting operations as part of the Folsom Dam Auxiliary Spillway construction project beginning July 5, forcing short-term closures of Folsom Lake Crossing Road and the American River Bike Trail near the site. [Read More]
Published: Jul-01-16

Natomas basin construction highlights nearly $200 million for Sacramento District projects

Funding to begin construction in the Natomas basin leads the list of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District projects receiving funds for fiscal year 2016. Nearly $200 million is included for 16 flood risk reduction and ecosystem restoration projects. [Read More]
Published: Feb-12-16

Corps to place water against auxiliary spillway control structure

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor Kiewit Co. are moving forward with the next milestone at the Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway project in Folsom, California, by placing water against the auxiliary spillway control structure. [Read More]
Published: Jan-26-16

Corps releases plan for restoring project site after new auxiliary spillway completion

Proposed plans to restore lands disturbed by construction of the new Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway were announced today by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and Central Valley Flood Protection Board in a draft environmental report available for public review and comment. [Read More]
Published: Jan-06-16

Corps to stabilize American River bank from new flows

During future storm releases from Folsom Dam's auxiliary spillway flows will enter the American River at forces and angles like never before. Even after passing a series of engineered water-slowing features, the combined flows could destabilize part of the river's bank making it vulnerable to erosion. [Read More]
Published: May-15-15
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