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Archive: July, 2014

Martis Creek Lake reopens, algae determined non-toxic

Martis Creek Lake near Truckee has reopened to the public following initial investigation of a possible algae bloom that closed the reservoir July 12. California Fish and Wildlife examined the algae at Martis Creek Lake and determined they were not a toxic variety, so U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District officials have reopened the popular fishing reservoir but continue to caution visitors against swimming or other direct water contact for now. [Read More]
Published: Jul-22-14

Corps releases inspection ratings for Woodland levees

Inspections by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District rated the levee system surrounding the City of Woodland, Calif., as unacceptable. [Read More]
Published: Jul-16-14

Army Corps awards $5.5 million contract new Tooele wind turbine

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $5.5 million contract July 8 to Icenogle Construction Management Inc. of San Francisco to install a 2-megawatt wind turbine at Tooele Army Depot in Utah. Juhl Energy from Pipestone, Minn., is the lead design and installation subcontractor. Construction is scheduled to begin spring of 2015. [Read More]
Published: Jul-15-14

Corps unveils draft plans for West Sacramento flood risk reduction

A plan to implement enhanced flood risk reduction features around West Sacramento’s perimeter was revealed today as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District released its draft general re-evaluation report and draft environmental impact statement/environmental impact report for the West Sacramento project for public review. [Read More]
Published: Jul-14-14

Likely algal bloom temporarily closes Martis Creek Lake

Martis Creek Lake near Truckee has been temporarily closed due to a likely algal bloom. Access to the lake has been restricted and park rangers are posting signs warning visitors against entering or allowing their pets to enter the water. The Martis Creek Lake wildlife area and its hiking trails and the Alpine Meadows campground remain open during the lake closure. [Read More]
Published: Jul-12-14

Corps of Engineers set to top off new Folsom auxiliary dam Friday

The last mass concrete for the Folsom auxiliary dam is set to be placed July 11, completing the structure of the new dam. Work will then shift to completing installation of its remaining electrical and mechanical components, including its 12 giant gates. [Read More]
Published: Jul-09-14