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  • April

    Natomas levee improvements hit high gear

    With the Sacramento River to its west, and the American River to the south, the Natomas Basin sits at the confluence of two major waterways. Streams, creeks and tributaries mark the northern and eastern boundary. Water surrounds the basin’s perimeter. Levees help keep flowing waters in their channels and out of growing neighborhoods, where approximately 100,000 people live, but a breach to any section of the 42 miles of levee surrounding Natomas could be catastrophic.
  • March

    Summer internships can help kick off career in federal service

    With the calendar only recently flipping to March, and the sound of rain drops dancing atop our rooftops and frosty temperatures still a part of everyday life, the prospect of sun-filled summer days can feel a ways off. Not so for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, which has its eyes set to June and the prospect of fresh-faced interns joining the team for a few months.
  • August

    Practice makes perfect as Corps conducts emergency exercise at Martis Creek Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District hosted a tabletop emergency exercise for Martis Creek Dam July 30 to bring together representatives from more than a dozen federal, state and local agencies to discuss what their response would and should be during an emergency.
  • 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.
  • April

    Corps extends Isabella Dam draft EIS comment period through May 22

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District extended the public comment period for the Isabella Dam draft environmental impact statement, giving the public an additional 15 days to provide feedback on potential Isabella Dam fixes.