Archive: April, 2014
  • Corps to fill borehole test sites at Success Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is scheduled to begin work in late April to fill and close borehole testing sites at Success Dam that were drilled to evaluate the integrity of the earthen structure and stability of soil and rock underneath the dam during the Success Dam Safety Modification Study.
  • Public comment period extended for temporary drought barriers

    The public comment period has been extended two weeks for the permit application from California Department of Water Resources regarding their proposal to erect three temporary drought barriers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Originally set to close April 16, the comment period is now open through April 29.
  • Corps awards $8.9 million for two American River levee improvements near bridges

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded an $8,918,970 contract to Pacchiosi Drill U.S.A. of New York April 14, for two levee improvement projects near bridges that cross the lower American River in Sacramento. Minimal to no impacts are expected to commuter or recreational traffic on the bridges and nearby trails.
  • Corps approves full water storage capacity at Success Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District approved April 11 raising the operating restriction of the reservoir behind Success Dam to the maximum authorized storage capacity of 82,291 acre-feet, or a storage elevation of 652.5 feet. Ultimately, this could mean more water for local users during high-water months.
  • Eastman Lake hosts free Kids Fishing Day, April 26

    Families are invited to introduce their children 15 and younger to the fun of fishing during a free Kids Fishing Day, April 26, 2014, at Eastman Lake, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park near Raymond.
  • Corps’ chief of engineers signs off on plan to reduce Truckee River flood risk

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Truckee River Flood Management Authority are closer to moving forward with a $280.8 million plan to reduce flood risk along the Truckee River after Corps Commanding General Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick signed off on the project April 11 at Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C.
  • Corps study proposes a 90-acre Delta ecosystem restoration project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District today released a draft study report recommending restoration of 90 acres of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to its natural tidal marsh state.
  • Nesting eagles return to Eastman Lake, popular trail temporarily closed

    Bald eagles have returned to nest at the Sacramento District’s Eastman Lake and the popular Lakeview Trail will remain closed through July 31 in order to protect them.