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  • 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.