Prestigious Recognition for Santa Ana Project
The Los Angeles Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers presented its 2015 flood management project of the year award to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, for its Lower Santa Ana River Reach 9 Phase 2B project during ceremonies held last week.
“We received numerous excellent projects to consider and selection of the Lower Santa Ana River Reach 9 Phase 2B is in recognition of the project’s unique technical achievements, its complexity, scope and engineering features,” said John Rogers, president-elect of ASCE’s LA Section.
Rogers highlighted the project’s ability to integrate environmental engineering for habitat mitigation into the flood risk management feature of the bank protection design.
The award recommendation was endorsed by ASCE’s Orange County Branch, which awarded its 2014 Environmental Engineering Project of the Year award to the LA District for the same project.