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  • 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?
  • 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!
  • Love for American West inspires Corps regulator

    Protecting the natural resources of Western Colorado is a job that’s tailor-made for Matt Montgomery, a lifelong outdoorsman and senior regulatory project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District in Grand Junction, Colorado.
  • June

    Corps archeologist leads expedition to recover a Vietnam War-era pilot’s remains

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Dripping sweat and coughing on dusty air, Joe Griffin prepares to make yet another trek up a rocky hillside. Over the course of a month, he will take this short hike hundreds of times. Luckily, the altitude of Laos’s mountainous Xiangkhoang Province provides a small measure of relief from the heat and humidity. Each trip up the mountain concludes with Griffin sifting through buckets upon buckets of dirt and soil, searching for a clue – any clue – to find the remains of an American pilot who crashed nearly a half century ago.
  • May

    Corps helps Southern Ute Tribe develop wetland program

    Sacramento District regulatory staff in Colorado helped provide training to members of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe in early May, helping the tribe prepare their own wetland preservation program in Southwestern Colorado.
  • Yuba River preservation group shares experience with Corps

    Members of the Sacramento District’s Yuba River Ecosystem Restoration Study team toured the ecosystem restoration project at Hammon Bar with leaders of the South Yuba River Citizens League on May 5. SYRCL and their partners replanted riparian growth on Hammon Bar in an effort to provide habitat for fish and other wildlife.
  • Economist Nick Applegate accepts challenge, achieves Planner of the Year

    Staring into spreadsheets and running countless computer models doesn’t make for exciting news photos, but Nick Applegate says economic risk analysis is central to finding water solutions that keep Californians safe and give the Nation the most value for dollars invested. Read about Applegate’s award-winning work here.
  • Hansen named Sacramento District Regulator of the Year

    Kris Hansen, from our Reno, Nevada, regulatory office, has been awarded the Sacramento District Regulatory Excellence Award for her work in 2015. Hansen was instrumental in completing a complicated permit decision for a new large highway, the Reno-Sparks Southeast Connector.
  • April

    10 Things I learned at a Civil War battle in Northern California

    We have some pretty cool things that go down at our parks. The American Civil War Association’s reenactment weekend at the Knights Ferry Recreation Area is definitely one you shouldn’t miss. But if you did, here’s a recap.

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