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  • USACE awards $6.4M contract for Hamilton City levee work

    SACRAMENTO, California – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $6,407,035 construction contract on September 26 to James Fisher Jr. Excavating of Willows, California. The company will provide construction work on the Hamilton City Phase 2B Levee Improvement Construction Project.Hamilton City is located approximately 90
  • 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.
  • Marysville Ring Levee Phase 2AS construction begins

    Marysville, California – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District recently began construction on the next phase of work to improve the 7.6 miles of levee that surrounds Marysville.Part of the bigger Marysville Ring Levee project, construction on Phase 2A South, which runs along Biz Johnson Drive south of the 5th Street bridge, started
  • Corps approves additional 10,000 acre-feet of water at Success Lake this summer

    The amount of water that can be stored at Success Lake is going up this summer. A temporary deviation to the water control manual of Success Dam was approved May 23 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allow the Tule River Association to construct a sandbag barrier across the Success Dam spillway.
  • Tests show Pine Flat Lake algae bloom has subsided

    SACRAMENTO, California – The Central Valley Water Board has completed a third round of testing for toxins at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District’s Pine Flat Lake.      Five locations sampled within Pine Flat Lake reveal that conditions of the lake are improving and no cyanotoxins were found to be present. There has also been a
  • Hensley and Eastman lakes experiencing algae blooms, caution advised

    SACRAMENTO, California – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District’s Hensley Lake, and H.V. Eastman Lake, are experiencing algae blooms. Signage has been posted around the lakes. Water quality testing has taken place and confirmed the presence of toxins. Caution is advised.  If visitors to Hensley Lake or H.V. Eastman Lake encounter
  • Isabella Dam groundbreaking ceremony marks beginning of Phase II construction

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District hosted a groundbreaking ceremony April 3 to mark the beginning of the second phase of construction for the Isabella Dam Safety Modification Project in Kern County.
  • Boats and captains needed for 7th Annual Warrior’s Day on the Lake event

         Success Lake, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Central Valley Veterans are seeking boats and their captains to provide Veterans with a free day of fishing!       The 7th Annual Warrior’s Day on the Lake will take place Saturday, April 21 at Success Lake, near Porterville. The event provides a FREE day of fishing and fun for our
  • Folsom auxiliary spillway completion ceremony marks conclusion of historic project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation hosted a ceremony October 17 to celebrate the completion of nearly a decade of work on the new Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway. Representatives Doris Matsui, California’s 6th Congressional District, and Tom McClintock, California’s 4th Congressional District, joined USACE Sacramento District Commander ...
  • Corps announces inaugural cadre of certified planners, including nine from Sacramento District

    Four years ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers set out to change the way it does business. Now, leaders are taking the next step to modernize its planning process, designating 34 certified planners to assist with complicated, controversial or highly visible studies and initiatives.