• February

    Sacramento District engineer to be honored at 2012 Black Engineer of the Year Awards conference

    Former Sacramento District engineer Marcus Williams has been selected to receive a Modern-Day Technology Leader award for his accomplishments while serving on the Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway project.
  • January

    Honey, I Shrunk the Dam!

    Thanks to 3-D printing technology, Sacramento District projects are being shrunk into handheld models in a matter of hours to help team members visualize and explain their work like never before.
  • Sacramento levee project earns 2012 Flood Control Project of the Year award

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and its contractor, Magnus Pacific Corporation, will be recognized with the American Society of Civil Engineers Sacramento Section 2012 Flood Control Project of the Year award for their work on an American River levee project north of the California State University-Sacramento campus during a ceremony Feb. 20 in Sacramento, Calif.
  • Hill Air Force Base child development center receives LEED-Silver designation

    The new child development center became the first LEED-certified project at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, receiving the official designation of LEED-Silver during a ceremony Jan. 10. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District oversaw construction of the facility.
  • Coordinated dam releases key to reducing winter storm flood threat

    The weather and geography that make California’s Central Valley a world-class agricultural machine also fuels the potential for disastrous flooding – conditions constantly gauged by the water management section of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District.
  • Army Corps to transform civil works program

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is transforming its civil works program to best serve the public, meet the nation's water resource needs and help the Corps remain relevant in the 21st century.
  • December

    Leadership Sacramento turns Corps planner into community leader

    Kim Carsell, a planner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, is now a graduate of the Sacramento Metro Chamber’s Leadership Sacramento program and helped complete its largest-ever community service project: building an amphitheater for Sacramento educational non-profit Soil Born Farms.
  • In-house design helps transform California military post

    Since 2008, the Sacramento District has all but transformed the Presidio of Monterey, recently overseeing construction on three general instruction buildings for the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. At the close of 2012, construction continues on yet another general instruction building and design for new facilities is nearing completion.
  • November

    Corps identifies selected Isabella Lake Dam modernization plan

    It was also in March of 1953 that the new Isabella Lake main and auxiliary dams were completed after five years of construction, and began serving Kern County and the surrounding cities with flood risk management, irrigation and hydroelectric use. Nearly 60 years later, they continue to serve those purposes, having helped prevent flooding in downstream communities at least 18 times. But today, Isabella Lake’s dams need an upgrade. A Corps-wide survey of its dams in 2005 put Isabella Lake Dam near the top of its list of highest at-risk dams. The Corps identified significant hydrologic, seismic and seepage issues.
  • Planting a seed for STEM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – At 8.0, the building's top floor fell, and the looks of worry intensified. As the ground below the building continued to shake - increasing to 10.0 on the Richter scale - everyone waited for the inevitable. Nearly 30 seconds after the ground initially began to shake, it happened; the building crumbled but everyone still