• August

    The “Can-Do Team” of Bryte Yard

    When staff in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District need quick, professional assistance with a task that seems way outside the box, who do they call? Bryte Yard!
  • June

    Simko named Sacramento District Regulator of the Year

    Heidi Simko, a regulatory assistant for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, has been named the 2016 District Regulator of the Year and awarded the Randy Snyder Regulatory Excellence Award. She earned the award for her “outstanding reliability, can-do spirit and unwavering commitment to the team and the regulatory mission throughout the year,” said Mike Jewell, chief of Regulatory Division.
  • Amanda Fuller: Introspective, funny, genuine … lawyer?

    “Sometimes lawyers don’t understand how uncomfortable conflict is for other people,” says Amanda Fuller, deputy district counsel for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District. “The Socratic Method is at the heart of law school – you study in a state of constant questioning. Every sentence you say in law school is open to challenge from the instructor or your colleagues." She admits a fondness for spirited discourse.
  • Weapons of mass production: Corps to defend bee habitat

    In 2006, adult honeybees started to disappear from hives. Few, if any, dead bees were found in or around the hives. They were simply vanishing. Once so prevalent they were taken for granted, the decline of bees has increasingly brought them into the spotlight as an important species that needs protection.
  • May

    Service with a smile

    Bob Stout's career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers technically ended in 2007, but he continues to support the mission he loves.
  • District, Goshute Tribe and interagency partners work toward flood resiliency in Skull Valley

    If you want to build resistance to floods, you first need a team with a plan. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and interagency partners are building a floodplain management plan with the Skull Valley Goshute Tribe in Utah.
  • April

    Folsom Dam Auxiliary Spillway recognized as Outstanding Water Project

    The American Society of Civil Engineers California Region recognized the Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway project as the state’s Outstanding Water Project for 2016 at an awards ceremony held in Los Angeles last month. The honor specifically highlights construction of the auxiliary spillway’s control structure. The structure, basically a second dam, will complement the functions of Folsom’s existing dam by allowing water to be released earlier and more safely from the reservoir during a high water event.
  • March

    J Talkers speak up

    J Talkers have been meeting at least twice a month to become better communicators and leaders in order to achieve personal and professional goals as unique as their backgrounds.
  • Should I go with the flow?: New educational game simulates water management challenges

    It’s beginning to drizzle. Heavy rains are expected within the hour. The lake and rivers continue to rise. At what point would you open the gates and let water flow? That's the challenge presented in a new educational game produced by the State of Nevada Department of Water Resources in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District.
  • February

    Employee Spotlight: Patricia Fontanet

    Please introduce yourself:My name, Patricia, is actually pronounced in Spanish (pah-tree-see-ah). I was born and raised in Puerto Rico where I developed a fascination for the natural environment. I moved to Boston after high school to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science at Northeastern University. Through Northeastern’s co-op