• November

    Wave of Construction Kicks Off at Folsom Dam

    Folsom Dam is not just one structure; it’s made up of a main dam, two wing dams (left and right), the Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam, and the eight dikes. Dike 8 was the first of all this infrastructure to be raised 3.5 feet, but far from the last. All of these components are scheduled to undergo a similar raise by 2027.
  • October

    USACE fishes for data to help save Green Sturgeon

    As cool Autumn air flows along the winding Sacramento River, thousands of sleek and graceful North American green sturgeons swim along the riverbed after spawning upriver last spring. Amongst those making their migratory journey this fall are 25 fish that will play an important role in growing their species’ numbers, albeit with some help from U.S.
  • April

    Hamilton City’s new levee stands up to major storms of 2023

    In the past, residents of Hamilton City eyed the Sacramento River with uneasy wariness when facing a series of major rainstorms. Now, they can sleep a little more soundly, knowing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has helped reduce the likeliness of flooding.Located 90 minutes north of Sacramento, Hamilton City has always been
  • February

    24-Hr USACE course harnesses the power of fall protection training

    Stating a “safety first” philosophy is easy enough for organizations, but it takes deeds to save lives, not just words. For the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, their Fall Protection Competent Person 24-Hour Course is just that; a meaningful step toward a culture of safety, not just another catchy phrase.“Year after year, falls are the leading cause
  • December

    Port of Stockton field trip shows Regulatory team results of their efforts

    The pandemic taught a great many of us that we can do our jobs from home. What we continue to learn is, it is ultimately very helpful to get out of your chairs and go see the results your efforts have produced.Regulatory Division’s California Delta Section for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District recently took that idea to heart and
  • USACE team helps keep America’s jet fighters ready to roll

    You can’t keep America’s air attack wing ready to roll without having jet fuel at the ready as well. That’s why the Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District just completed installation of a new fuel complex at the Fresno Air National Guard Base in Fresno, California.On November 29, personnel from Sacramento District joined military and civilian
  • Binational flood exercise strengthens vital communication channels

    If there’s a single common cause of best-laid plans falling apart at the seams, it probably has something to do with poor communications.Fortunately, that wasn’t lost on Silver Jackets members who work at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) South Pacific Division when they began developing a virtual tabletop exercise to validate the Barrett
  • October

    Did You Know?

    Did You Know ... the Sacramento District has the capability to shoot quality imagery using Unmanned Aerial Systems?Dave Mello, a land surveyor with Sacramento District, is the lead pilot and Aircrew Training Program Manager for the Sacramento District’s Unmanned Aerial System Program. Mello’s team can handle everything from providing photo and
  • July

    It Takes a Village at Isabella

    Isabella Lake, California, is the site of the one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ most prominent examples of partnering. Although it has the USACE name on it, this nearly $650 million investment in flood risk reduction for the southern Central Valley is hardly the work of one agency.
  • May

    Safety is a System at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Students employed in various safety and operations capacities throughout several USACE districts learned how to implement a step-by-step process for safety investigations and how this skill was part of the Corps of Engineers Safety and Occupational Health Management System (CE-SOHMS).