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  • April

    Sacramento District public affairs officers place in Kassner competition

    Three public affairs specialists at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District placed in the Herbert A. Kassner Communication Awards Competition this year. The Kassner competition is conducted annually across all USACE districts on behalf of the Chief of Engineers. Products were judged on a 10-point grading system within 14 categories ranging
  • March

    Business Opportunity Open House opens doors for prospective contractors

    Every year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District hosts a Business Opportunity Open House to outline upcoming federally funded projects that prospective contractors may want to bid on. This year was no different. What was different this year, however, was the attendance. More than 340 prospective contractors convened in Downtown
  • Investing in employee safety should pay dividends

    Col. Chad Caldwell accepts that the business of building and operating massive infrastructure projects is inherently hazardous. He doesn’t accept that all work-related injuries are inevitable.With a greater emphasis on safety across the organization and support from leaders up to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General Lt. Gen. Scott
  • USACE Shows Commitment to Environmental Sustainability in Stockton

    Before leadership in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gives the go-ahead on any of the Sacramento District’s multimillion-dollar projects, they ensure that the district has taken proper steps to minimize the environmental impact of operations.
  • 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.
  • October

    USACE fishes for data to help save Green Sturgeon

    As cool Autumn air flows along the winding Sacramento River, thousands of sleek and graceful North American green sturgeons swim along the riverbed after spawning upriver last spring. Amongst those making their migratory journey this fall are 25 fish that will play an important role in growing their species’ numbers, albeit with some help from U.S.
  • April

    Hamilton City’s new levee stands up to major storms of 2023

    In the past, residents of Hamilton City eyed the Sacramento River with uneasy wariness when facing a series of major rainstorms. Now, they can sleep a little more soundly, knowing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has helped reduce the likeliness of flooding.Located 90 minutes north of Sacramento, Hamilton City has always been
  • February

    24-Hr USACE course harnesses the power of fall protection training

    Stating a “safety first” philosophy is easy enough for organizations, but it takes deeds to save lives, not just words. For the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, their Fall Protection Competent Person 24-Hour Course is just that; a meaningful step toward a culture of safety, not just another catchy phrase.“Year after year, falls are the leading cause
  • December

    Port of Stockton field trip shows Regulatory team results of their efforts

    The pandemic taught a great many of us that we can do our jobs from home. What we continue to learn is, it is ultimately very helpful to get out of your chairs and go see the results your efforts have produced.Regulatory Division’s California Delta Section for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District recently took that idea to heart and
  • Binational flood exercise strengthens vital communication channels

    If there’s a single common cause of best-laid plans falling apart at the seams, it probably has something to do with poor communications.Fortunately, that wasn’t lost on Silver Jackets members who work at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) South Pacific Division when they began developing a virtual tabletop exercise to validate the Barrett