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  • 12 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    The USACE Sacramento District and Central Valley Flood Protection Board will co-host a virtual public meeting June 15 to discuss the draft environmental documents related to proposed erosion work along the lower American River in Sacramento.  The draft supplemental environmental assessment/environmental impact Report for American River Contract 1, which was released for public review on […]

  • 15 February 2012

    American Rivers applauded President Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar for launching a new Rivers Initiative, led by the Department of the Interior, to protect and restore rivers across the country. The President’s 2013 budget prioritizes within the new Rivers Initiative river restoration and recreation projects in all 50 states; the development of a National […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    During future storm releases from Folsom Dam’s auxiliary spillway flows will enter the American River at forces and angles like never before. Even after passing a series of engineered water-slowing features, the combined flows could destabilize part of the river’s bank making it vulnerable to erosion. That’s why the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento […]

  • 15 May 2012

    With Congress considering drastic cuts to national clean water protections, and rivers nationwide facing threats from natural gas drilling, pollution, and new dams, American Rivers today released its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®. American Rivers named the Potomac River, known as ‘the nation’s river’ as it flows through the capital, the most endangered […]

  • 15 May 2012

    American Rivers named the Missouri River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers today, shining a national spotlight on outdated flood management practices that are threatening public safety. The Missouri River is threatened by outdated flood management practices that compromise public safety and river health. The once wide Missouri, with extensive floodplains and shallow water areas, has […]

  • 4 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    It’s the end of an era for American River levee work as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors began installing the last stretch of seepage cutoff wall at the Natomas East Main Drainage Canal in north Sacramento this week. Once this and related levee work at the city’s H Street and Howe Avenue bridges […]

  • 17 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is inviting the public to an outreach meeting to discuss upcoming American River levee work in north Sacramento, near the Natomas East Main Drainage Canal. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 18, at American River Flood Control District office (165 Commerce Circle, Sacramento). Representatives from […]

  • 17 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is inviting the public to an outreach meeting to discuss upcoming American River levee work near the William B. Pond recreation area in Carmichael, Calif. The meeting will be held on Thursday, June 20, at American River Parkway Foundation Office, 5700 Arden Way, Carmichael, CA. Representatives from […]

  • 16 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, awarded an $8,9 million contract to Pacchiosi Drill U.S.A. of New York for two levee improvement projects near bridges that cross the lower American River in Sacramento. Minimal to no impacts are expected to commuter or recreational traffic on the bridges and nearby trails. The work represents […]

  • 11 April 2014

    American Rivers named the Middle Mississippi River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action to save rivers that are at a critical tipping point,” said Eileen Fretz Shader of American Rivers. “Cutting off the Mississippi River’s connection with its floodplain would destroy critical fish […]

  • 14 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is inviting the public to an outreach meeting to discuss upcoming American River levee work on top of the Watt Avenue bridge in Sacramento. The meeting will be held on Thursday, May 23, at Arden-Dimick Public Library, 891 Watt Avenue, Sacramento, CA. Representatives from federal, state and […]

  • 2 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Sacramento is among the most at-risk cities in America for catastrophic flooding. An aging system of dams, weirs, bypasses and levees work together to reduce flood risk for the city. But that system, just like a chain, is only as strong as its weakest link, and needs comprehensive modernization. This year, the U.S. Army Corps […]

  • 15 November 2011

    Near the mouth of the great American river, Earl Armstrong walks on land that did not exist last spring…   By John Snell (fox8live) [mappress] Source: fox8live, November 15, 2011; Image: usace

  • 7 May 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is inviting the public to an outreach meeting to discuss upcoming American River levee work on top of the Watt Avenue Bridge in Sacramento. The meeting will be held: Thursday, May 23, at Arden-Dimick Public Library, 891 Watt Avenue, 6-8 p.m. Representatives from federal, state and local […]

  • 3 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded five levee construction contracts to small businesses, totaling $16,213,075 for flood risk reduction work along the American River in Sacramento. All five contracts were awarded Sept. 24-30, 2012, to U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a)-designated small businesses. The Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program is designed […]

  • 22 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Mark Boedtker, an engineering technical lead for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, concluded an inspection of a completed levee improvement project near the American River’s Mayhew levee in Sacramento, California, on January 14, 2015. The inspection marked the fourth completed levee project during the 2014-2015 construction season. The others, in Carmichael, River Park, […]

  • 6 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced recently the selection of five additional projects to receive approximately $9.4 million in grants through its fiscal year 2015-16 Watershed Restoration Grant Program cycle. These awards were made following an augmentation of funding from the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1) […]

  • 10 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is inviting the public to an outreach meeting (June 12, Glenn Hall Park, 5415 Sandburg Drive) to discuss upcoming American River levee work at a city sump station near the River Park neighborhood. Representatives from federal, state and local agencies will be available to answer questions about the construction […]

  • 24 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Recommendations for $1.46 billion in future improvements for Sacramento’s flood infrastructure are now open for public comment, described in two related reports by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, state of California and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (SAFCA). Both reports recommend seepage cutoff walls and levee raises for Sacramento River east […]

  • 12 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Sacramento District recently awarded a $64 million construction contract to Maloney Odin Joint Venture of Novato, California, for nearly three miles of levee improvements along the Sacramento River East Levee. This project will kick off major construction in the region to complete approximately $1.5 billion of work to upgrade […]

  • 3 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Sacramento District has published a draft supplemental environmental assessment/initial study (EA/IS) for the American River Common Features 2016 project. The draft document outlines levee improvement measures proposed to be completed jointly by the Corps of Engineers, Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency, and California’s Central Valley Flood Protection Board, including […]

  • 2 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    In response to an emergency request from a coalition of tribal, conservation and fisheries groups, California officials have closed a loophole in the state’s suction dredge mining ban. The move will protect water quality, wildlife and fisheries from destructive forms of recreational mining. Suction dredging is an environmentally harmful mining practice has been banned in […]

  • 4 April 2012

    A coalition including environmental organizations, fishermen and the Karuk tribe filed a lawsuit Monday to block newly approved regulations for controversial suction dredge mining. The program would increase river mining and pollution in California’s waterways once a current moratorium on the practice expires in 2016; coalition members are concerned about the health of California rivers […]

  • 1 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, last week awarded a $19.5 million contract to Great Lakes Environmental & Infrastructure/Inquip Joint Venture of Rocklin to construct levee improvements for the Natomas Basin. Construction work, set to begin in September and continue through the end of 2018, will consist of building a seepage berm and cutoff wall […]

  • 13 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced recently supplemental funding for five Sacramento District projects, totaling an investment of more than $2.1 billion in flood risk management efforts. Sacramento District projects funded with supplemental appropriations include flood risk management upgrades on the American and Sacramento rivers in Sacramento, dam remediation at Isabella Lake, reservoir enlargement […]

  • 8 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers crews are making great progress on levee improvements in the lower Natomas Basin. Their new commander Col. James Handura took a closer look recently at the work being done at two sites. “Col. Handura toured our seepage cutoff wall construction along Steelhead Creek, east of Northgate Blvd, and along […]