• December

    Custodians of disaster relief

    Thanks to a cadre of Corps custodians who prepare year-round, Deployable Tactical Operations System (DTOS) teams are ready to provide their expertise and mobile command centers to quickly respond following hurricanes and other disasters.
  • November

    5 cool features at historic ranch near Isabella Dam project

    Corps archaeologists recently examined several cultural resources and a historic property on a survey of land south of the auxiliary dam construction area. The historic property is a ranch complex with some features dating back to the late 1800’s, remnants of early settlers in California’s southern central valley
  • Formula for winter reservoir management more complicated than it appears

    With the rainy season upon us, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is buckling down to ensure the Central Valley’s reservoirs are ready for whatever the season may or may not bring. While water management is a year-round responsibility, the winter months bring with them especially tough challenges for the Corps in maintaining the delicate balance of flood risk reduction and water supply.
  • Employee Spotlight: Park Ranger Nick Figueroa

    Spotlight features a Q & A with Hensley Lake park ranger Nick Figueroa
  • October

    Employee Spotlight: Architect Mickela Pallares

    Meet Mickela Pallares, an architect with our Sacramento District. Mickela joined the Corps of Engineers after graduating from Cal Poly in 2009, and is now our subject matter expert on sustainable design. She’s a natural born leader, loves to travel and – oh yeah – she helps design the facilities that support our Nation’s armed forces. Get to know Mickela and learn more about her duties as an U.S. Army Corps of Engineers architect in this Q&A.
  • ASCE honors Sacramento District Mega Project Center director

    The American Society of Civil Engineers Sacramento Section awarded their 2016 Charles S. Pope Construction Award to Sacramento District’s Mega Project Center Director David Thomas last week for his work leading the Joint Federal Project in Folsom, California.
  • September

    Cal Guard bridges over Black Butte Lake waters

    California Army National Guard members of the 132nd Multi-Role Bridge Company (MRBC), based out of Redding, California, conducted drill training at the Corps recreation area site Sept. 17 and exercised their unique skillset—bridging gaps.
  • Veteran finds work as new chief of security at Corps’ career fair

    Feeling the frustration many Veterans face when applying for work subsequent to their military service, Josh Harmon wasn’t prepared to settle for a career in corporate sales or management at his local hardware store. After 13 years of military service as an intelligence officer and standing up the first STRYKER Brigade Engineer Battalion, a unit
  • ROTC Cadets get inside look at mega-project, Corps opportunities

    Three cadets participating in the Cadet District Engineer Program got 28 days of “on-the-job” experience this summer and the opportunity to see some of the projects handled by the Sacramento District
  • Racing Solo together

    Take a fast ride with Sacramento District’s Josh Garcia and his father Ron at a sports car event in Stockton, California. The younger Garcia is chief of the environmental analysis section of planning for the district. His weekend office is the driver’s seat of the Datsun 510 racecar he and his father built and race together.