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  • Success Lake joins Operation Dry Water to raise awareness of the dangers of boating under the influence

    This Fourth of July weekend, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will participate in Operation Dry Water, a coordinated three-day effort to heighten awareness of the dangers of boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • High-volume flows of Yuba River pose danger

    Unusually high water flows creating unique set of problems
  • Cold water, high-volume flows of Stanislaus River pose danger

    Unusually strong water flows in the Stanislaus River this year can put swimmers in jeopardy very quickly
  • Army Corps encourages water safety for Labor Day weekend

    The upcoming holiday weekend is one of the year’s busiest times at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers parks and lakes, and usually sees an increase in accidents on the water. To help keep visitors safe, Corps park rangers offer the following water safety tips.
  • Heightened BUI enforcement during Operation Dry Water at Englebright Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Englebright Lake will be participating in Operation Dry Water June 27-29, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence.
  • Corps encourages boaters and swimmers: wear life jackets, watch for low-water hazards

    This Memorial Day, before you head out for an adventure on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encourages you to make sure you have properly-fitting life jackets for everyone and that you please wear them. Also be aware of lower water levels in your favorite lakes – don’t assume it’s just like previous years.
  • Corps participates in Life Jacket Trade-in Day, May 17

    In celebration of Safe Boating Week, members of the public are invited to trade in their old life jackets for a fresh, clean new one May 17 at any U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District park. Old jackets will be exchanged for a new U.S. Coast Guard-approved type III life jacket, courtesy of the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways.
  • Enjoy the water safely, wear life jackets

    “Life jackets should be your family’s closest companions as you enjoy the water this Fourth of July weekend,” said Jonathan Friedman, senior district ranger, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District.
  • Corps offers tips on avoiding and treating swimmer’s itch

    Warning signs are being posted at New Hogan Lake with a seasonal recurrence of swimmer’s itch reported by two visitors to the lake today. Visitors are cautioned to avoid swimming where warning signs are posted, and to heed guidance from the Centers for Disease Control to towel dry and shower immediately after swimming, and avoid feeding birds at the lake.
  • Life jacket trade-in at Corps parks

    Bring your old, tired, mustard-stained life jacket to a participating U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District park May 24 and we’ll give you a fresh, new U.S. Coast Guard-approved type III life jacket in return – courtesy of the California Department of Boating and Waterways.