"Your Guide to the Sacramento District"

Welcome to the Sacramento District! Blueprint is an online portal and digital publication that provides you with an overview of our major programs and projects. In addition, there are links to more detailed project information, maps, graphics and more.

 Guide & Help...    

Click on the buttons below to jump to a specific section. Can’t find what you need? Use our contact form or email us at:




Print Version


Commander's Introduction

Col. Caldwell BioSacramento District achieves milestones on major projects! Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic and our team has adapted to a new normal and made extraordinary progress on major infrastructure projects that reduce flood risk for the public, provide care for our veterans and improve our Nation's resilience to climate change. It's important to note that our progress would not be possible without our federal, state and local agencies, collaboration with tribal nations, as well as partnering with industry and academia, both old and new.

Just a few examples of our team's efforts include:

▪ The Isabella Dam project reached 65% completion on the new emergency spillway and all major project upgrades are scheduled for completion in 2022.

▪ The Veteran Affairs Stockton Outpatient Clinic is scheduled for completion in 2023.

▪ The American River Common Features WRDA 16 project, totaling $1.94B, is fully funded and scheduled for completion in 2025. This levee improvement project is one of the most significant in the district’s history and will help the Sacramento region battle the threats of extreme weather and storms.

Thanks for all you do! Building Strong, Army Strong, Essayons!

If you have any questions or comments, contact our Public Affairs Office directly at (916) 557-5100 or

Col. Chad Caldwell
Sacramento District Commander

 Our Mission Video Our Mission Video

Return to Menu Return to Menu


Now one of the largest engineer districts in the Nation, shouldering our greatest, most diverse workload ever, it’s amazing to remember where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District started. On our birthday, Oct. 7, 1929, we were a modest outpost of the San Francisco District with just one mission: to regulate the waterways of the San Joaquin and Sacramento basins. But we have since been called upon to do much, much more.

Through more than 90 years of enormous economic growth, peace, war and staggering technological change, we have stood up to serve an increasing variety of needs for the communities in our district and the Nation.

 History Webpage
 90-Year Timeline Infographic
 Isabella Dam Cultural Resources Infographic

 Our History (Video Series) Our History (Video Series)

Return to Menu Return to Menu

Military Construction

From new hangars to mission command centers, training facilities, infrastructure repairs and projects that improve installation energy resilience, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District military construction program provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to both Army and Air Force installations. Additionally, the district performs environmental clean up for Formerly Used Defense Sites and other specified military sites. 

 Military Construction Webpage
 Military Construction Program Overview Infographic
 Contract with Us

Return to Menu Return to Menu

Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has the great privilege of working with the Department of Veterans Affairs to build medical facilities that serve our Veterans. We provide project management and construction management support in Northern California and portions of Nevada, Utah, and Colorado.

The Veterans Affairs facilities in Northern California alone serve and area of more than 377,700 Veterans dispersed over a wide geographic area of approximately 40,000 square miles. 

 Department of Veterans Affairs Webpage
 Stockton VA Clinic Infographic

Return to Menu Return to Menu

Civil Works

Army involvement in works "of a civil nature" goes back almost to the origins of the U.S. Over the years, as the nation's needs have changed, so have the Army's civil works missions. Those missions today fall in four broad areas: water infrastructure, environmental management and restoration, response to natural and manmade disasters, and engineering and technical services to the Army, Department of Defense, and other Federal agencies. 

 Civil Works Webpage
 Civil Work Program Overview Infographic
 How the Flood Risk Management System Works Infographic

Return to Menu Return to Menu


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District operates 10 water resource projects with recreation areas in the sunny valleys of California -- from Black Butte Lake in the north to Success Lake in the south. They offer stunning visual contrast -- golden hills to deep blue waters; sites rich in California history; and natural wonders in every season. 

 Recreation Webpage
 Recreation Overview Infographic

Return to Menu Return to Menu


The Regulatory Program is committed to protecting the Nation's aquatic resources and navigation capacity, while allowing reasonable development through fair and balanced permit decisions. USACE evaluates permit applications for essentially all construction activities that occur in the Nation's waters, including wetlands. 

 Regulatory Webpage
 Regulatory Program Overview Infographic

Return to Menu Return to Menu

Team & Careers

Working at USACE as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families, supporting overseas contingency operations, developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians, providing disaster relief, and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy. 

 Sacramento District Careers Webpage
 Team and Careers Overview Infographic
 Current Job Openings

Return to Menu Return to Menu


Col. Chad Caldwell - BioCol. Chad Caldwell
District Commander

  Lt. Col. Dianna Lively - BioLt. Col. Dianna Lively
Deputy District Commander

Ms. Beth Salyers
Deputy District Engineer

  Ms. Alicia Kirchner
Chief, Planning
Mr. Mark DeRocchi
Chief, Engineering
  Mr. Randy Olsen
Chief, Operations
  Mr. Steve Gladwell
Chief, Construction
  Mr. Creg Hucks
Chief, Dam Safety Production Center
Portrait of Ms. Beth Salyers, Chief, Sacramento Basin Project CenterMs. Kristine Des Champs
Acting Chief, Sacramento Basin Project Center
  Mr. Adam Olson
Chief, Real Estate
  Mr. Mike Jewell
Chief, Regulatory
  Ms. Colette Carrizales
Chief, Contracting
 Ms. Andra Homer
 Chief, Resource Management
   Mr. Al Faustino
District Counsel

Return to Menu Return to Menu