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  • 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 ...
  • Folsom Dam Water Control Manual update out for public review

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District released a draft environmental document today addressing the proposed Folsom Dam Water Control Manual update. The Water Control Manual outlines specifications for flood storage space and reservoir releases when water encroaches into the flood storage space.
  • Traffic light removal near Folsom Dam spillway project to begin Dec. 5

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and its contractor Kiewit Infrastructure will remove a traffic light on Folsom Lake Crossing, located midway between the main and auxiliary dams near the Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway project.
  • Corps to conduct traffic control operations at Folsom Point recreation area

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and its contractor Kiewit Infrastructure will conduct traffic control operations September 5-23 as part of the Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway construction project, forcing a detour and temporary delays inside the Folsom Point recreation area.
  • Corps to conduct traffic control operations near Folsom Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and its contractor Kiewit Infrastructure will conduct traffic control operations as part of the Folsom Dam Auxiliary Spillway construction project August 17 through September 1, forcing temporary delays on Folsom Point Access Road.
  • Corps releases draft environmental report, announces public meeting dates for Folsom Dam Raise Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has released a draft supplemental environmental impact statement/environmental impact report for the Folsom Dam Raise Project. The report addresses environmental impacts and recommends mitigation measures in regard to the proposed dam modifications at Folsom Lake.
  • Corps to conduct blasting operations near Folsom Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and its contractor Kiewit Infrastructure will conduct blasting operations as part of the Folsom Dam Auxiliary Spillway construction project beginning July 5, forcing short-term closures of Folsom Lake Crossing Road and the American River Bike Trail near the site.
  • Corps releases plan for restoring project site after new auxiliary spillway completion

    Proposed plans to restore lands disturbed by construction of the new Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway were announced today by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and Central Valley Flood Protection Board in a draft environmental report available for public review and comment.
  • Accelerated Folsom Dam spillway progress estimated to reduce project emissions

    Analysis of air quality compliance for the Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway project released August 18 found that increased construction activity would likely cause emissions to exceed federal thresholds for 2014, but could help reduce total emissions over the life of the project.
  • Corps of Engineers set to top off new Folsom auxiliary dam Friday

    The last mass concrete for the Folsom auxiliary dam is set to be placed July 11, completing the structure of the new dam. Work will then shift to completing installation of its remaining electrical and mechanical components, including its 12 giant gates.