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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • August

    Command Sergeant Major tours Sacramento District

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Command Sergeant Major Antoio S. Jones visited the Sacramento District for the first time August 16-17. Jones’ itinerary included visits to two district-operated reservoirs, Black Butte Lake and Englebright Lake as well as the Folsom Dam Auxiliary Spillway project. j
  • JFP engineers crush it!

    Construction on the new Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway, also known as the Joint Federal Project, will be wrapping up soon – the project is scheduled for completion by October 2017. But how do those living in the Sacramento region know that the project will withstand the test of time as advertised?