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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.
  • 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.
  • July

    Did You Know … USACE helps clean up sites containing unexploded military ordnance?

    Throughout the past two centuries, large sections of land have been used across the United States for training military personnel. In order to ensure our forces are fully prepared and our equipment will function as intended, many parcels of land have also been used for live-fire exercises. Not only that, but unexploded ordnance dating as far back
  • January

    Unmanned Aircraft pilots take USACE imagery to new heights

    It was a seriously chilly morning, at least by California standards, when U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District Public Affairs Specialists John Prettyman and Luke Burns arrived with the sun at Prairie City recreation area near Folsom on Dec. 16. It was a perfect day for training. Windless, the sun burning off light ground fog, a
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • September

    A single day of volunteering makes a giant difference

    Day in and day out, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District works to ensure that visitors to our Corps parks and lakes are able to enjoy nature at its best. That means a year-round effort by park rangers and staff to keep these lakes, rivers, recreation areas and campsites free of trash and in working order. Once a year, however, many visitors return to our parks, and some come for the first time, to lend a helping hand in the ongoing effort to maintain public lands.
  • March

    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.