• November

    Thanksgiving: A time to be grateful for … the Corps?

    Another year has passed and it’s Thanksgiving season once again. Like many others across the states and abroad, I have a tradition of gathering with family and friends to socialize and partake in the requisite epic feast. Along with the stuffing (of both bird and people) another annual custom we participate in is taking a moment for each person
  • Altendorf returns to Sacramento to receive legacy award

    Dr. Christine Altendorf was inducted into the Sacramento District Gallery of Distinguished Civilian Employees on Oct. 11, 2019 at a dinner and awards ceremony celebrating the District’s 90th anniversary. The award honors former employees who have distinguished themselves for exceptional service rendered to the Sacramento District and the U.S. Army
  • October

    Emergency response teams meet district’s newest flood fight tool

    There is a recurring theme often heard among experts who train others to respond during emergency situations. The adage states, “An emergency is not the time to be trading business cards.” In other words, when the emergency is underway, you’d better already have established contacts you can reach out to and make things happen.Nick Lesourd, natural
  • Annual Highwater Jamboree teaches flood awareness, preparedness

    The 2nd Annual Highwater Jamboree returned to Miller Regional Park in Sacramento on Saturday, Oct. 19, kicking off California Flood Preparedness Week.Co-hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, California Department of Water Resources and the City of Sacramento, , the goal of the Highwater Jamboree is to provide an enjoyable
  • Sacramento District invests in employees through Supervisor Excellence Program

    On Sep. 24, the Sacramento District graduated its first class of the Supervisor Excellence Program, an 8-month program designed to inculcate supervisors in their community of practice at a pace that still allows them to focus on their considerable responsibilities.
  • Marysville Ring Levee on track for 2024 completion

    It’s well known that the City of Marysville and its critical infrastructure have experienced extensive and repetitive flooding in the past. That’s why the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its partners, the California Central Valley Flood Control Board and Marysville Levee District, have been working since 2010 to upgrade the 7.6 miles of levee that
  • Family Legacy of Service Stands the Test of Time

    More than 100 years after Paul Charles Boudousquié ended a 30-year career with USACE, his “magnum opus” compelled his great-grandson to learn more about his remarkable life and career as an Army Engineer. This legacy of service remains a profound inspiration for a Sacramento District employee.
  • September

    Collaboration and persistence bring South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan to life

    How do you preserve the Sacramento region’s agriculture, natural resources, endangered species and critical habitat, while still allowing for the necessary growth of area cities and housing? With dogged determination and working together with area agencies for more than 20 years.
  • August

    Workshop fosters communication between tribal, state, and federal agencies

    The Blue Lake workshop on August 13 was the fifth iteration of the Flood Preparedness and Emergency Management Resources Workshop for Tribes set up and run this summer by Sacramento District.
  • District stars shine at USACE Awards

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has recognized three Sacramento District employees and a planning team as the best in the business for their extraordinary efforts in Fiscal Year 2018.Arianna Raymundo, the district’s Army/Air Force section chief, was named USACE Project Manager of the Year for her work in multiple roles. Despite schedule