• March

    Corps continues to tackle ‘difficult to access’ properties

    The Corps is edging closer to completing cleanup of debris on properties affected by the October 2017 wildfires that swept through Lake, Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma counties. The cleanup efforts are nearly nonstop; however, like leaving the toughest portions of a jigsaw puzzle for last, so goes the cleanup of what the Corps calls ‘difficult to access’ properties.
  • February

    Corps employees volunteer from across U.S. for NorCal wildfire mission

    USACE employees have volunteered from as far away as Pennsylvania, Tennessee, New York, Alabama and Alaska; they have volunteered in timeframes as brief as 3 days, and as long as 90 days straight. And whether their workday is spent on the phone troubleshooting issues for property owners or in the field analyzing the condition of properties, each one plays an important role in helping to return these distressed communities back to a sense of normalcy.
  • Negotiating a win-win-win

    Many of those in business negotiate deals; if each side gets what it wants, it is considered a ‘win-win’. However, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mendocino County, the California Office of Emergency Services, and survivors from last year’s devastating wildfires can consider the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s recent action a “win-win-win.”
  • Hill AFB opens 35,000 square-foot flight line fire station

    Firefighters here have a new home – a 35,000 square foot facility that not only improves their response times, but also their quality of life. The building’s grand opening Thursday – attended by Air Force leadership, federal, state and local politicians – was marked by a traditional ceremony, where instead of a ribbon being cut, a fire hose was uncoupled and a “return home” code rang from a bell.
  • January

    Who are you going to call?

    The iconic theme song from the 1984 movie Ghostbusters asks the question, "Who you gonna call?" and although the team from the movie may prove best for that fictional situation, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made a call last year for help, it was to another federal partner -- the Bureau of Reclamation.
  • Heart of a volunteer

    Deb Lewis, an environmental manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, recently returned from helping people whose homes were destroyed by October 2017 wildfires in northern California’s Wine Country. Just days before the wildfires, Lewis was in Houston as part of the Corps’ Hurricane Harvey recovery team.
  • Isabella Lake DSMP moving forward

    Phase II of the Sacramento District's Isabella Lake Dam Safety Modification Project will get underway this spring, but several other tasks have already been completed ...
  • Yuba River Eco Study Public Meeting Reset for Feb. 2

    A public meeting for the Yuba River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study will be held Feb. 2, 2018 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the John E. Moss Federal Building Stanford Room (650 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814). An earlier public meeting date was cancelled due to the government shutdown.The Draft Feasibility Report / Environmental Assessment is
  • Today's Yuba River Eco Study Meeting Cancelled

    Due ‎to the government shutdown, the public meeting for the Yuba River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study scheduled for this afternoon (Jan. 22, 2018) at the Moss Federal Building in Sacramento has been cancelled. The meeting may be rescheduled as funding, resources, and schedule allow.
  • Corps meets with residents in Mendocino County

    Federal, state, and county officials continue to reach out to residents two and a half months after wildfires blazed through four counties in Northern California in an effort to ensure their questions, concerns and issues are heard and, when possible, resolved.