• June

    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.
  • May

    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.
  • March

    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.
  • February

    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.
  • January

    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.
  • October

    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.
  • September

    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.
  • August

    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.
  • July

    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.
  • June

    Veterans tour SF Bay Area onboard USACE vessel

    A group of 25 disabled veterans, family members, friends and caregivers boarded the M/V John A. B. Dillard, Jr., May 25 for a tour of such Bay Area landmarks as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz and concluding at AT&T Park for a Giants-Padres baseball game. The veterans are residents at the Veterans Community Services Living and Resource Rehabilitaion Center in Martinez, Calif.
  • May

    Temporary Ban on camp fires in place at Lake Sonoma

    San Francisco - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has ordered a temporary ban on camp fires and open flames in all boat-in and hike-in campgrounds at Lake Sonoma
  • Dillard crew conducts rescue swimmer training in SF Bay

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Crewmembers from the M/V John A. B. Dillard, Jr., braved frigid and choppy waters May 5 as they conducted rescue swimmer training in the San Francisco Bay.
  • Readiness chief is well prepared for the next quake

    Duke Roberts is chief of readiness for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District. His job is to make sure his agency is prepared to respond to natural disasters including the kind never far from the minds of San Franciscans: earthquakes.
  • It's All About Water for San Francisco Regulatory Staff

    "Water affects everything we do in California," which is why, according to Sahrye Cohen of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco district, "the Corps' main regulatory goal is to balance impacts to aquatic resources and the environment with the ability to have appropriate develpment in the Bay Area."
  • October

    Bay Area environmental restoration project reaches a milestone

    SAN FRANCISCO - The largest private environmental restoration project in the Bay Area -- authorized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers two years ago – reached a major milestone this week with the breaching of a levee that will allow the San Francisco Bay to expand northward, restoring marshland and wildlife while also providing protection against sea-level rise.
  • Army Corps of Engineers prepares for strong El Nino in Bay Area

    SAN FRANCISCO – From gauging water levels behind dams, insuring the durability of levees, to working with local communities, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in San Francisco has embarked on an extensive effort to prepare the Bay Area and its network of waterways, wetlands and reservoirs for the arrival of an El Nino weather pattern which forecasters warn could bring prolonged periods of heavy rain, mudslides and flooding to a region more accustomed to years of drought.
  • In California, Army Corps of Engineers pledges on-going help for wildfire victims

    SAN FRANCISCO - With thousands of people forced from their homes by wildfires in three Northern California counties, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has pledged to continue to provide available space to accommodate evacuees at two Corps-operated campgrounds in the area free of charge, officials said.
  • Army Corps of Engineers weighing options for protecting vital Bay Area infastructure from sea level rise

    SAN FRANCISCO –Predicted rises in sea levels triggered by climate change threaten millions of people and could inflict billions of dollars in property losses and economic damage, particularly in the Bay Area where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering options for protecting densely populated areas of the coastline including critical infrastructure such as the region’s major airport and much of Silicon valley.