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Corps Completes Upper Berryessa Flood Project
The chances of a catastrophic flood again threatening hundreds of thousands of people in a South Bay community have been significantly diminished with the completion of the Berryessa Creek project in Milpitas
Corps rescues distressed swimmers in SF Bay
Three swimmers in the San Francisco Bay were rescued by members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers April 12, as they were being pulled out to sea by an ebbing tide.
San Francisco District resupplies biologists on remote Farallon Islands
Once again, the crew of the District’s command and control vessel, the Dillard, has come to the rescue of biologists based on the remote, windswept Farallon Islands, an isolated speck of land 26 nautical miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Corps to host Lake Mendocino, Sonoma Master Plan public meetings
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District will hold the first of a series of public meetings on Feb. 21 and 22 in order to receive public input that will shape revisions to the Lake Mendocino and Lake Sonoma Master Plans.
USACE provides update on debris removal process
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is 30 percent complete with debris removal operations in Lake, Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma Counties following the October 2017 wildfires.
Lake Mendocino Campground to be Opened to Wildfire Victims
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will open a campground at Lake Mendocino Park in Ukiah California for up to 70 temporary housing units to accommodate those displaced by October’s devastating wildfires.
Corps of Engineers Seeks Public Comment on Pajaro River Study
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public and stakeholder comments on a draft study for flood risk management on the Pajaro River.
Projects Progress at Strategic MOTCO
Approaching the Army’s Military Ocean Terminal Concord, you would never know that this rural stretch of land some 30 miles east of San Francisco bordering Suisun Bay is the base that serves as the Defense Department’s West Coast platform for supplying ammunition to U.S. forces in Asia.
Salmon Study Generates Widespread Interest
It may sound strange, but hundreds of thousands of dollars in construction costs could depend on a very prosaic yet heretofore rarely studied question: just how high can young, endangered salmon jump?
LTC Travis J. Rayfield Assumes Command of San Francisco District
Lieutenant Colonel Travis J. Rayfield has become the 55th Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District.
Corps to Hold Change of Command Ceremony
The San Francisco District will hold a Change of Command ceremony June 30 at 10 a.m. at the Bay Model Visitor Center at 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, Calif.
Lake Mendocino's South Boat Ramp, Bushay Campground Closed
Several facilities at Lake Mendocino have been closed until further notice due to high water and related damage caused by winter storms.
Lake Sonoma Boat-in Campsites Temporarily Closed
All boat-in campsites at Lake Sonoma have been closed until at least May 1st because of fluctuating lake levels that could cause sanitary issues at campsite toilets.
USACE Defers Dredging of Richmond Outer Harbor
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District will defer maintenance dredging of Richmond Outer Harbor in 2017 in order to remain in compliance with the Federal Standard.
Corps announces flood control releases at Coyote Valley Dam and Warm Springs Dam
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun flood control releases from Coyote Valley Dam at Lake Mendocino and late tonight will begin releasing water from Warm Springs Dam at Lake Sonoma in response to significant rainfall and the likelihood of more in the coming days.
Corps Marks 150 Years of Service to San Francisco District
Consider how much of San Francisco and its surroundings have been touched over the past 150 years by the presence of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers which began operations in the Bay Area a century and a half ago this year. From paving the way for the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge to the massive recovery from an earthquake that nearly destroyed the city, San Francisco might have evolved very differently had the Corps not played a key engineering role in the city’s development and preservation.
Attracting Young Talent a Challenge, Says New SPD Commander
The new commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division, headquartered in a city overflowing with millennials, has acknowledged the Corps needs to find new ways of attracting young people to the federal workforce.
San Francisco Hydrologist Recognized for Expertise in Assessing Sea Level Rise
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hydrologist Patrick O’Brien has been awarded the agency’s Climate Champion award for his expertise in assessing how sea level rise will affect vulnerable infrastructure.
Mariners May Not Have Heard of the 'Raccoon' but are Dependent on the Scavenger Vessel
Vessels and mariners of all shapes, sizes and abilities ply the San Francisco Bay, often challenged by strong tides, rough winds and blinding fog. Most are probably unaware that on the water with them is an 80-year-old vessel whose presence is key to keeping them safe.
Regional Officials Get Levee Safety Update
With California’s rainy season and what had been dire predictions of an El Nino weather pattern now behind them, leaders of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District brought together water safety officials from across the region July 7 to provide an update on Corps levee safety and security issues.