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  • April

    Snakes on a plain: Leave ’em be and they’ll leave you be

    You happen to be walking along a trail and see a snake lying in your path ...                                                                                                                       If you see a snake on the trail, what should you do?A. Scream and run hystericallyB. Hit it with your walking stickC. Calmly go around the sweet critterD.
  • March

    Corps employees help find cremains among Camp Fire debris

    In November 2018, the Camp Fire decimated the rural town of Paradise, California, becoming the state’s most destructive and deadliest wildfire ever. The windswept fire razed more than 14,000 residences, and at least 86 people were killed.While Sacramento District’s official involvement following the Camp Fire has been minimal, that hasn’t prevented
  • Corps taking safety from reactive to proactive

    If you were invited to visit a Corps worksite and realized once you arrived that your colleagues were not wearing the appropriate safety gear, what would you do? Would you: Say nothing, because you’re not the senior employee on-site Wait until you got back to your office and mention it to the safety manager Mention it
  • January

    Isabella Lake DSMP moving forward

    Phase II of the Sacramento District's Isabella Lake Dam Safety Modification Project will get underway this spring, but several other tasks have already been completed ...
  • Students return to school after Northern California wildfires

    Returning to school after winter break took on a new meaning at an elementary school located in one of the heavily fire-damaged communities in Santa Rosa, California. Students at Schaefer Elementary School, located in the Coffey Park community, returned to their school building Jan. 9 after a three-month absence as a result of the October 2017 wildfires that blazed through their community.
  • October

    The amazing power of fourth grade: FREE parks passes

    Fourth-graders can have FREE access to all federal parks and lands for one year
  • April

    Folsom Dam Auxiliary Spillway recognized as Outstanding Water Project

    The American Society of Civil Engineers California Region recognized the Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway project as the state’s Outstanding Water Project for 2016 at an awards ceremony held in Los Angeles last month. The honor specifically highlights construction of the auxiliary spillway’s control structure. The structure, basically a second dam, will complement the functions of Folsom’s existing dam by allowing water to be released earlier and more safely from the reservoir during a high water event.
  • November

    Formula for winter reservoir management more complicated than it appears

    With the rainy season upon us, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is buckling down to ensure the Central Valley’s reservoirs are ready for whatever the season may or may not bring. While water management is a year-round responsibility, the winter months bring with them especially tough challenges for the Corps in maintaining the delicate balance of flood risk reduction and water supply.
  • October

    ASCE honors Sacramento District Mega Project Center director

    The American Society of Civil Engineers Sacramento Section awarded their 2016 Charles S. Pope Construction Award to Sacramento District’s Mega Project Center Director David Thomas last week for his work leading the Joint Federal Project in Folsom, California.
  • September

    ROTC Cadets get inside look at mega-project, Corps opportunities

    Three cadets participating in the Cadet District Engineer Program got 28 days of “on-the-job” experience this summer and the opportunity to see some of the projects handled by the Sacramento District