• January

    Safety award – Col. Mike Farrell ‘Gets It’

    In recognition of his emphasis on workplace safety, Col. Mike Farrell, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, has been named among the CEOs who ‘Get It’ by the National Safety Council.
  • The Corps feasibility study – finding a balanced solution

    How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time, right? That one-liner serves as a metaphor for how an incredibly complex task can be accomplished by stating a goal, gathering facts, initiating action and formulating an overall plan from a series of achievable objectives using available resources. That also describes how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts a feasibility study for prospective projects, though we’d work hard to avoid harming an actual elephant.
  • CVIFMS -- A unified vision for water and ecosystem studies in California’s Central Valley

    Synergy between the Corps, the California Department of Water Resources and local government leaders is powering a unified vision to lower flood risk, restore ecosystems and aid water conservation in California’s Central Valley.
  • September

    Safety rising star honored by National Safety Council

    Melanie Prescott, an industrial hygienist for the Sacramento District, will be honored as a Rising Star of Safety by the National Safety Council during their annual Congress from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2 in Atlanta.
  • July

    $5.2 million added for Central Valley projects

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers appropriations for fiscal year 2015 added $5.2 million for Sacramento District flood risk reduction-related construction and investigations in the Central Valley. This funding is in addition to the $141 million received in February this year.
  • Coveted intern returns to Sacramento District

    Jonathan Whipple is back in town after spending three weeks at the Corps' Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Even though he was more than 2,000 miles away, his focus never left home.
  • June

    Sacramento District helps Brazil fast-forward their flood risk management

    Brazil’s water-related challenges are similar to those in present-day California, but the South American nation’s approach to flood risk management is more similar to the approach used by the U.S. in the early part of the 20th century. Sacramento District is helping fast-forward Brazil’s efforts.
  • May

    Monina’s Army

    ‘Army’ and ‘family’ are two words that share a single significant feeling for the Delizo family, Filipino-Americans in Elk Grove whose roots in America and the U.S. Army began in World War II.
  • April

    French grad student studies California biodiversity

    When a doctoral student from the University of Versailles needed to understand how America balances urban development with natural preservation, she visited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District.
  • Sacramento engineer came to America among Vietnam’s “Boat People”

    More than 30 years ago, 19 villagers escaped Vietnam at night aboard a 19-foot bamboo fishing boat and headed into the open ocean toward Hong Kong. Karl Mai, a 17-year-old high school senior, and a few of his classmates were in that boat – leaving behind everyone and everything they knew for the hope of freedom and a better life.