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  • Inspection reveals no damage to Schafer Dam following 3.2 quake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District conducted a series of inspections of Richard L. Schafer Dam and the Tule River Spillway following a magnitude 3.2 earthquake January 10 at Lake Success.“After performing a post-earthquake inspection of the dam and its associated appurtenances, there were no findings of concern to report,” said
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins Tule River Spillway Enlargement Phase 2

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District held a groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 26 at the Shafer Dam spillway, on the banks of Success Lake near Porterville, California, to mark the beginning of Phase 2 construction on the Tule River Spillway Enlargement project.
  • Tule River Spillway project document out for public review

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has released a draft environmental assessment outlining phase two of the Tule River Spillway Enlargement Project at Success Lake in Tulare County.
  • USACE awards construction contract for Tule River Basin Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $26 million construction contract May 29 to Central Environmental, Inc., of Anchorage, Alaska, to relocate Tule River Road and widen the existing spillway near the Schafer Dam in Porterville, California.
  • Richard L. Schafer Dam christened in renaming ceremony

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a ceremony October 1 to formally rename Success Dam after longtime Tule River Water Master Richard L. Schafer.