Archive: 2012
  • Corps begins concrete placement for new Folsom Dam spillway control structure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began pouring the first concrete for Folsom Dam's new auxiliary spillway control structure in Folsom, Calif., May 24, 2012. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, together with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and state and local partners, is building the spillway to reduce flood risk throughout the Sacramento region.
  • Utah Data Center construction site evacuated

    The construction site of the Utah Data Center at Camp W.G. Williams National Guard Post near Salt Lake City was evacuated today at approximately 11:30 a.m. local time after a potential bomb threat was discovered by project staff.
  • First-of-its-kind permit supports 175,000 acre Contra Costa conservation plan

    The East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are pleased to announce the issuance of a regional general permit (RGP) authorizing activities in wetlands and other waters for 175,000 acres under the East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan.
  • Corps begins floodwall work at Morrison Creek in south Sacramento

    Contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District began construction this week of a new concrete floodwall along Morrison Creek in south Sacramento. The 3,300-foot-long floodwall will extend an existing floodwall, further reducing flood risk in the area.
  • Corps extends Isabella Dam draft EIS comment period through May 22

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District extended the public comment period for the Isabella Dam draft environmental impact statement, giving the public an additional 15 days to provide feedback on potential Isabella Dam fixes.
  • Corps completes blasting for Folsom Dam spillway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District conducted its 182nd and final rock blasting today for Folsom Dam’s new spillway, concluding daily road closures on Folsom Lake Crossing bridge.
  • Corps to take comments on possible Isabella Dam fixes at public meetings

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will host a series of public meetings next week, giving the public an opportunity to provide their comments on potential Isabella Dam fixes identified in the draft environmental impact statement released March 16.
  • West Sacramento levee work resumes

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will resume levee work this week along South River Road in West Sacramento, Calif., after pausing last November for the state of California’s mandated flood season.
  • Corps presents possible Isabella Lake Dam fixes

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District released the Isabella Lake Dam Safety Modification Study’s draft environmental impact statement March 16 for public review. The document outlines and evaluates proposed actions to address known risks at Isabella Lake’s two dams and their effects on the environment, natural resources and daily life of affected residents.
  • Success Lake recreation area to close until May 25

    Success Lake near Porterville will temporarily close its Rocky Hill Recreation Area for maintenance from March 9 until May 25.