• 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.
  • September

    Army Corps of Engineers presents plan to reduce threat of flooding triggered by climate change along San Francisco Bay

    WASHINGTON -- In what amounts to the largest estuary restoration project in the Western United States, leaders of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ San Francisco District have proposed a nearly $175 million plan to help protect the heart of Silicon Valley from catastrophic flooding. It’s a region that is home not only to the giants of the technology industry but some of the nation’s most expensive residential real estate now at significant risk of flooding because of climate change and predicted sea level rise.
  • July

    South Pacific Commander visits Bay Area projects

    SAN FRANCISCO - The general in charge of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ operations for all of the Southwestern United States got a first-hand look this week at how Corps projects in the San Francisco Bay Area are improving the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of residents and contributing to the region’s multi-billion dollar shipping industry.
  • May

    South Pacific Division leaders discuss pressing environmental issues

    LAKE SONOMA, Calif. – Led by South Pacific Division Commander Brig. Gen. Mark Toy, leaders from across the region held three days of discussion last week on a range of division operations at the San Francisco District’s Lake Sonoma -- everything from enhancing communications and team building to viewing the effects of a drought now in its fourth year and its impact on Corps environmental and fish habitat restoration projects.
  • December

    USACE receives new biological opinion on 2012 Nationwide Permits

    3 December 2014 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received a final biological opinion from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries on the USACE nationwide permits that were reissued on Feb. 13, 2012, and went into effect on March 19, 2012. The biological opinion was issued on Nov. 24, 2014, and it concludes the re-initiated programmatic consultation on the Endangered Species Act that began in July 2012 between the two agencies.
  • September

    Selfless Service

    By J.D. HardestySan Francisco District Not all military awards for bravery are earned in combat.  On
  • May

    Computers for Learning - Reusing the Government's Resources

    During the month of April, 2014, the San Francisco District’s logistics team donated 337 items
  • April

    Final breach of the outboard levee at Hamilton Wetland complete

    Friday April 25th the Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project’s outboard levee channel was breached
  • Hamilton Wetland project nears completion

    This month the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District will complete the final
  • March

    STEM outreach highlighted during Women’s History Month

    “If we’re going to out-innovate and out-educate the rest of the world, we’ve got to open doors for
  • February

    From Dredging Harbors to Afghan Inspections

    Chuck Hadley loves the water. He grew up near the bay area in Pinole, Calif., and can gauge the
  • STEM finds ally at Black History Month event

    When asked, what is your dream job? The Commander of the South Pacific Division, U.S. Army Corps of
  • January

    District trailblazer commemorates MLK

    The Civil Rights Act was signed into law on July 2, 1964, due to the hard work and devotion of civil
  • EEO training breaks down barriers

    The philosophy of treating others as you would like to be treated takes on a whole new meaning after
  • District provides STEM outreach to "Robopeople"

    When I was six I played with Legos, but these kids take Lego-playing to another level. “Robopeople”
  • November

    Coho release into Dry Creek Habitat Restoration Sites

    GEYSERVILLE, Ca. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Sonoma County Water Agency released
  • District supports simulated disaster response at Pier 1

    San Francisco District’s Bijan Nooranbakht, acting chief of the Readiness Branch, and the crew of