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  • Corps awards $1.4 million solar energy project for Army Reserve in Garden Grove, Sacramento

    U.S. Army Reserve facilities in Sacramento and Garden Grove will soon gain solar energy production capability through a $1.4 million contract awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District.
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day-use fees on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 29

    Day-use fees will be waived for everyone visiting U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation areas in the Sacramento District and across the nation on Sept. 29 in celebration of National Public Lands Day.
  • Extended work hours begin for south Sacramento flood wall

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Working from sun up to sun down, seven days a week; that’s the extended work hours now in effect for crews working under the supervision of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, in order to complete construction of a new concrete flood wall along Morrison Creek in south Sacramento by December.
  • Work doubles on Marysville Ring Levee Project

    MARYSVILLE, Calif. -- Two giant, ultra-modern geotechnical construction rigs work side by side here, implanting a deep-soil-mixed cutoff wall backbone into a section of the Marysville Ring Levee near the town’s high school, as crews begin extended shifts to meet essential weather and endangered species deadlines.
  • 17 Central Valley levee systems lose eligibility for federal rehab assistance

    A total of 17 levee systems in or near Sacramento, Stockton, Chester, and Knights Landing and Gustine are now ineligible for federal rehabilitation assistance after a temporary agreement between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the state of California extending eligibility for deficient levees expired in June.
  • American River Bike Trail detour begins Aug. 20

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – To make way for a $5.7 million Sacramento levee slurry wall project, an American River Bike Trail detour is scheduled to begin the afternoon of Aug. 20. The project and detour is expected to be complete by Nov. 30.
  • Army Corps awards $9.6 million contract for energy project at Tooele

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $9.6 million contract Aug. 14 to CDM Constructors Inc. of Bellevue, Wash., for the design and construction of a 1.5 megawatt solar array at Tooele Army Depot in Tooele County, Utah.
  • Black Butte Lake closes Orland Buttes boat ramp due to low water

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has closed one of three boat ramps at Black Butte Lake, located west of Orland, due to low water levels.The Orland Buttes boat ramp is closed but the campground remains open, according to Mary Ann Deeming, a park ranger at Black Butte. Orland Buttes campers can launch at the
  • Corps begins American River levee project in Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has begun reinforcing and raising more than 4,000 feet of levee along the American River in Sacramento. The Howe Avenue Levee Raise project officially began July 25, and is now in full swing.
  • Army Corps awards $22 million contract for science facility at Dugway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $22.6 million contract July 26 to Big-D Construction of Salt Lake City for the design and construction of an addition to the Life Science Test facility at Dugway Proving Grounds, located in Tooele County, Utah.