• March

    Flood Control Partnerships for a Safer Sacramento

    In December 1861, as the Civil War raged in the Eastern United States, the young city of Sacramento, California, was fighting its own battle—with raging flood waters. The city’s fight to stay dry continues to the present day, spearheaded by a variety of federal, state, and local agencies.
  • January

    Construction slowed by December rains, but on the bright side …

    Dry conditions in California are traditionally a benefit for construction companies looking to continue work through the winter season. This year, however, drought-stricken California received desperately needed rains and snowfall … in abundance. That’s good news for the state, not so good for our crews looking to continue work on the Natomas Reach
  • December

    Resident Engineer gives back to veterans with hometown USACE district

    As a student at John F. Kennedy High School in Sacramento, Earl Chow once attended a presentation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District. Intrigued by their mission and projects, Chow decided to pursue a career in civil engineering. Now, he’s the resident engineer for the Department of Veterans Affairs Stockton project with the District.
  • November

    Flood fight exercise preps partners for real deal

    Major storms like the atmospheric river that dumped record amounts of precipitation across California in late October, and drawn-out storms that cause rivers to rise to flood levels, are of utmost concern for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. After all, a huge part of the USACE mission statement – Deliver vital engineering solutions, in
  • Soldier with 1340th Engineer Combat Battalion remembered for series of WWII contributions

    Army Sgt. William Farrar landed with his engineer combat battalion on Omaha Beach on D-Day – June 6, 1944 – at the beginning of the largest seaborne invasion in history that left about 4,500 Allied soldiers confirmed dead.After spending the first night shivering in shallow foxholes in a small draw 200 yards from the water’s edge, Farrar and his
  • October

    National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Diversity and inclusion fuels innovation

    For Vanessa Niño-Tapia, a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month serves as a powerful reminder of how far she has come as a person, an engineer and an employee.In 2020, Niño-Tapia was awarded the Sacramento District’s prestigious Hattie Peterson Inspiration
  • Did You Know … U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a major provider of clean energy?

    You walk into your home and flip a switch. Presto, the room fills with light. But think about what actually powers your home, creating the ability to turn on lights, use your ovens, have air conditioning, and that precious cup of morning coffee …Electricity obviously has to be produced and brought through powerlines to countless millions of homes
  • September

    Rescued bird steals hearts before its return to nature

    Temperatures were pushing 100 degrees by noon in East Sacramento on July 9. Still, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District’s contractors and construction workers made steady progress on the Sacramento River East Levee project, until a contractor noticed something out of place.Among the bustle of activity, contract worker Roberto Navarez
  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    September 15 - October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. The observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988.
  • August

    Veterans bring legacy of service to USACE

    SACRAMENTO, California -- Veterans make up around 31 percent of the federal workforce—but did you know that in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, that number is even higher?Former members of the armed forces make up about 40 percent of the USACE workforce, and that’s not counting the active duty members of USACE.Many veterans continue to serve in