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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.
  • 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.
  • Corps to discuss Success Dam enlargement project at Feb. 4 public meeting

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will host a public meeting February 4 to discuss the re-initiation of the Tule River Spillway Enlargement Project, which received $74 million in appropriations in 2018 to raise Success Dam’s spillway up to 10 feet higher.
  • Corps maintains higher water storage capacity at Success Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District announced June 10 it will maintain the operating restriction at Success Dam implemented in 2012. The restriction allows water storage up to 65,000 acre-feet or approximately 75 percent of the maximum capacity of the reservoir behind Success Dam. Ultimately, this could mean more water for local users during high-water months.