• January

    Sacramento District regulator heading to D.C.

    Mary Pakenham-Walsh, a senior project manager and member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District regulatory team, has garnered a front-row seat to observe Corps processes in action in Washington, D.C. from February through June 2017.
  • A Designing Mom

    April Ratcliff lives a triple life as a mom, college student and Sacramento District interior design technician, but that doesn’t stop her from achieving her goals. Read her story about “always growing and moving forward.”
  • December

    Employee Spotlight: Park Ranger Kenneth Myers

    Ken Myers is a 45-year-old Corps of Engineers Sacramento District ranger for Hensley Lake and has worked for the Corps for four years. He has also worked at H.V. Eastman Lake. Along with those mentioned, Myers’ other duties include being a Certified Playground Safety Inspector, Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle operator and SPK Water Safety Committee member. He is a former U.S. Army Military Police and a Disabled Veteran.
  • Banking on mitigation to balance protecting aquatic resources with development

    Is it true that Nature earns all the interest in a mitigation bank? When aquatic resources are impacted by development, mitigation banks can help. Sacramento District mitigation specialist Krystel Bell provides an overview.
  • 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.