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  • 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.
  • Corps breaks ground on Tule River Spillway Enlargement Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, along with local and federal partners, have broken ground on the Tule River Spillway Enlargement Project at Success Lake near Porterville, California. The project is a cooperative effort between USACE, the Central Valley Flood Protection Board, the California Department of Water Resources, and the Lower Tule River Irrigation District to raise the gross pool elevation of Success Lake, reducing the downstream risk of flooding while also increasing the water supply capability of the reservoir.
  • Tule River Spillway construction set to begin Aug. 2

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will begin construction operations to realign Avenue 146 and widen the existing Tule River Spillway at Success Lake in Porterville, California, starting August 2.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Roadwork to close recreation area at Success Lake

    Success Lake, California – Success Lake, near Porterville, California, is temporarily closing vehicle access to the Rocky Hill Recreation Area starting today, October 22, in order to conduct road repairs. Construction is projected to be complete by December 1. Repairs to the road will allow for safer access to and from the Rocky Hill Recreational
  • Sacramento District projects get $2.1 billion in supplemental appropriation

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced supplemental funding July 5 for five Sacramento District projects, totaling an investment of more than $2.1 billion in flood risk management efforts.
  • Corps to consider temporary deviation to Success Lake operation

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District released its draft environmental assessment and draft finding of no significant impact on April 26 for a water control manual deviation at Success Lake that would add 10,000 acre-feet of storage for this year.