• September

    Inside the construction of Folsom Dam’s second dam

    In California’s Sacramento Valley, residents are watching Folsom Dam's new auxiliary spillway project transform from rock and dirt into a massive, life-saving flood risk reduction project.
  • Children’s letters to park rangers filled with delight and wonder

    If day-to-day burdens have caused you to forget the simple joys of nature, consider this delightful cure: thank-you notes written by elementary school students to park rangers in the U.S Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District. “Black Butte Lake is fun and the water safety cups are cool. I didn’t get to use my sticky ruler because my dog ate it.” – Xavier
  • America’s Cup not the goal for laid-back Kaweah sailors

    America’s Cup? No thanks, say the laid-back members of the Sierra Sailing Club. These Visalia sailors prefer casual, friendly sailing at the Sacramento District’s Lake Kaweah.
  • August

    Decade of work to reduce flood risk nearly complete in Napa

    More than a decade of work to reduce flood risk in Napa, Calif., is nearly complete as the Sacramento District prepares to build the project’s last phase: a bypass for the Napa River.
  • Sacramento musician entertains, regains first love

    Maybe he’s living inside a familiar Hollywood script: boy finds love, loses love, survives sobering wakeup call and regains love. On most weekends, this red-haired whirlwind can be seen playing red-hot fiddle tunes in the Sacramento Celtic rock band One Eyed Reilly. Watching him perform, it’s hard to believe St. John Fraser’s sobering wakeup call came in the form of a cancerous brain tumor detected four years ago.
  • July

    Corps park volunteers love giving back to others

    Thank a campground volunteer as you enjoy your Fourth of July campout! The smiling hosts at our district campgrounds are volunteers who enjoy nature, camping and travel. We talked with a few of our volunteers from years past to hear more about the RV lifestyle, sightseeing on a Harley and what “getting away from it all” really means in the digital age.
  • Truckee Meadows Flood Control Project nears study completion

    The federal plan to reduce flood risk along the Truckee River near Reno, Nev., moved closer to reality this month as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District released its draft report and environmental impact statement for the Truckee Meadows Flood Control Project.
  • June

    Sacramento District women perform in Carnegie Hall

    Their choral concert in New York’s Carnegie Hall was a world away from their daily mission with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, but both tasks could lead to a future in “records.”
  • May

    Going Green: Ancient technology helps Corps build green at Presidio

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Egyptians did it. So did the Romans. Now, at the Presidio of Monterey in California, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is using the same ancient practice to meet modern-day, green-building requirements.
  • Wounded warriors play sports together for more than 40 years

    Two wounded veterans from the California Central Valley met in the 1970s during physical rehabilitation and formed a bond of friendship centered on wheelchair sports. They’re still playing together today and we met them during the “Take a Warrior Fishing” event at Success Lake.