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  • November

    Wave of Construction Kicks Off at Folsom Dam

    Folsom Dam is not just one structure; it’s made up of a main dam, two wing dams (left and right), the Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam, and the eight dikes. Dike 8 was the first of all this infrastructure to be raised 3.5 feet, but far from the last. All of these components are scheduled to undergo a similar raise by 2027.
  • July

    It Takes a Village at Isabella

    Isabella Lake, California, is the site of the one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ most prominent examples of partnering. Although it has the USACE name on it, this nearly $650 million investment in flood risk reduction for the southern Central Valley is hardly the work of one agency.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • February

    Engineering pioneer remembered during Black History Month

    This February, Black History Month, the Sacramento District celebrates the life and achievements of one of the most extraordinary women in the history of the entire U.S. Army Corps of Engineers—Hattie Peterson.
  • August

    District employee earns Civil Responder of the Year

    When Jessica Fischer started her career at the Army Corps of Engineers 11 years ago, she didn’t plan on becoming an emergency manager. She was set on a quiet career as a Project Engineer at the New York District. Then 2011 happened.
  • June

    Real Estate Division: Finding Dream Homes for the Nation’s Largest Infrastructure Projects

    Have you ever bought a house? Did you hire a real estate agent to help you navigate the competitive housing market? Often, getting professional assistance in your housing search can make the difference between finding your dream home and losing out to someone with an all-cash offer or better financing. So frustrating! The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District needs help with their real property needs too—that’s why they employ an entire division of real estate professionals. But they do so much more than the average real estate agent to help the district navigate the occasionally complex property issues surrounding many of their most high-profile projects.
  • December

    District employees celebrate holidays with unique traditions

    Sacramento District employees sure know how to throw a party—just ask them what they do for the holidays.
  • October

    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.