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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.
  • 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.
  • July

    $5.2 million added for Central Valley projects

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers appropriations for fiscal year 2015 added $5.2 million for Sacramento District flood risk reduction-related construction and investigations in the Central Valley. This funding is in addition to the $141 million received in February this year.
  • March

    West Sacramento levee road ready for action

    On the surface, South River Road may look like any other newly-paved thoroughfare along the riverfront in West Sacramento, California. But when you look deeper, this two-lane, 2,200-foot stretch of road, separating the Sacramento River from residential neighborhoods, serves a greater purpose other than catering to riverine travelers—it has the potential to save thousands of lives during a high water event.
  • New gates for Corps' New Hogan Dam spillway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is in the process of refurbishing three Tainter gates at New Hogan Dam in Valley Springs, California.