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  • USACE monitoring releases at Schafer Dam and Tule River Spillway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is closely monitoring Schafer Dam and Lake Success in connection with the ongoing severe weather event.With Lake Success already exceeding its gross pool capacity of 84,095 acre-feet and more rain on the way, releases from both the Schafer Dam outlet works and the Tule River Spillway are expected
  • 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.