Archive: 2023
  • USACE approves request to temporarily reduce Isabella Dam flows

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has approved a request from Isabella Partners to reduce Isabella Dam water releases following a review and analysis by the USACE Sacramento District.Isabella Partners made the request so that they can safely perform maintenance within their power plant property at the base of the dam. USACE’s approval
  • Dike 1 near Folsom Lake closed until January

    Due to construction associated with the Folsom Dam Raise Project, vehicle access to the North Granite Bay areas including Beeks Bight, Dotons Point and Oak Beach will be closed at Folsom Dam Dike 1 until approximately the end of January 2024.
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11.The waiver covers fees for boat launch ramps and swimming beaches. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities
  • USACE to host career fair October 27 in Sacramento

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will be hosting a career fair at McClellan Park on Friday, October 27, to share job opportunities and help prospective applicants navigate the application process.
  • Englebright Lake camping reservations change to online-only Jan 1

    Beginning Jan. 1, 2024, camping at Englebright Lake will only be available with a reservation made through the change occurs, campsite reservations may be made up to 24 hours in advance. If campsite reservations are not available for desired dates, users may set alerts to be notified of openings.Englebright Lake campgrounds
  • USACE installs temporary pumps to alleviate seepage at Isabella Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a contract for the installation of a temporary pump system at Isabella Dam in Lake Isabella, California, on Sept. 28, 2023, to increase the capacity of the existing pump system and redirect seepage back into the lake.
  • USACE begins improvements to Folsom Dam Dikes 1-6

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has begun site preparation at Folsom Dam Dike 1 in Granite Bay, California, so contractors can raise the site up to 3.5 feet as part of the Folsom Dam Raise project.
  • USACE issues permit authorizing California wildfire mitigation activities in waters of the United States

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued Regional General Permit (RGP) 10, authorizing activities associated with wildfire mitigation that may involve discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States and/or work in or affecting navigable waters of the United States, including wetlands, within the State of California.
  • Restoration Advisory Board approved for Titan 1-A FUDS project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District Commander has approved the establishment of a Restoration Advisory Board related to environmental restoration activities at the Former Beale AFB Titan 1-A Missile Complex.
  • USACE lowers Isabella Dam risk rating, lifts operating restrictions

    Operators at Isabella Dam can once again allow the lake to reach full capacity after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers updated the dam’s risk level from “highest urgency and risk” to “low urgency” following the completion of dam safety improvements in 2022.