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  • December

    Sacramento District quick to adapt in face of COVID

    USACE Sacramento District has a proven track record of facing challenges head-on. When 2020 brought with it the Novel Coronavirus, the District responded quickly to address the needs of a rapidly changing work environment.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • July

    Corps geologist learns the ropes

    It’s said a really good geologist needs to know a bit of everything: physics, chemistry, geography, math, biology, engineering … and how about climbing skills that would make Spiderman jealous? Read about Coralie Wilhite, a Sacramento District engineer on her way up!