Corps’ Great Basin civil works projects now staffed from Sacramento

Published Feb. 15, 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Requests for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District assistance with Great Basin civil works projects will remain just a phone call away -- but starting in March, the phone will ring in Sacramento rather than Bountiful, Utah.

Projects previously managed by the Corps’ Intermountain Civil Works Water Resources Office in Bountiful will now be managed from district headquarters in Sacramento.

“Our Great Basin civil works mission, especially rural environmental infrastructure projects such as support for wastewater and water supply projects, has consolidated to a point that remaining oversight can be accomplished from Sacramento,” said Nicole Ortega, Sacramento District chief of civil works. “Corps personnel in the Bountiful office will continue to serve the regulatory mission for northern Utah.”

From 2002 to 2012, the Intermountain civil works office in Bountiful assisted in projects ranging from 32 rural Utah water supply projects; planning assistance to state governments; interfacing with tribal representatives; and a host of projects and studies in western Colorado, eastern Nevada, southeast Idaho, southwest Wyoming and northeast Arizona.

The Corps continues robust support of military construction and environmental projects in Utah through offices at Hill Air Force Base, Tooele Army Depot, the former Ogden Defense Depot, Deseret Chemical Depot and Dugway Proving Ground.

“We are centralizing our support of civil works in the Great Basin region, not diminishing our commitment in any way,” said Ortega. “We will make this organizational transition as seamless as possible for those we serve.”

Inquiries regarding Great Basin civil works projects may contact the district civil works office at 916-557-6838 or
Robert Kidd

Release no. 13-005