Around the South Pacific Division

Emergency Spillway total common and rock excavation is 98% complete, the Labyrinth Weir is 98% complete and the target for completion is November 2022.
John Martin park ranger Holly Garnett and volunteers celebrate creating a path through tamarisk, an invasive species, to the Purgatoire River at the Black Bridge Recreation Area during the National Public Lands Day event there, Sept. 24, 2022.
On Oct. 13, 2022, Lt. Col. Kevin Arnett participated in a press conference led by Cong. Jared Huffman at the Marin Yacht Club in San Rafael to celebrate the ongoing dredge work on San Rafael Creek.
Albuquerque District Hydrology and Hydraulic Branch Chief Stephen Scissions assists Cline Cannon with registration during the American Indian Science and Engineering Society National Conference Oct. 7 at the Palm Springs Convention Center in...

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  • March

    Corps’ LA District removes 128 tons of floatable debris from San Gabriel Riverbed during weeklong cleanup project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District removed 128 tons of floatable debris during a cleanup of the San Gabriel River, Feb. 22-28, 2022, near Azusa. The weeklong project filled 16 40-cubic-yard dumpsters with debris that can create runoff blockage during heavy rains and cause flooding of heavily populated areas downstream.
  • Corps’ park rangers, engineers begin initial planning for security, restoration barrier at Mojave River Dam

    Set against the backdrop of the San Bernardino Mountains, the Mojave River Dam and its surrounding area is known for many things – its beautiful landscape filled with Joshua trees, desert flora and fauna, and the national scenic Pacific Crest Trail, an area frequented by hikers and equestrian riders. It also has become an area recreated illegally by off-road vehicle enthusiasts, an activity prohibited in and around the dam because the area is designated as a critical habitat for endangered species.
  • Corps’ Military Programs director for Interagency, International Services tours Southern California Veterans Affairs’ projects

    The director of Military Programs for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Interagency and International Services traveled to Southern California Feb. 23 and 24 to meet with representatives working on three different Veterans Affairs projects. The projects are managed by the Corps’ Los Angeles District.
  • February

    District cases colors during inactivation ceremony

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District cased its colors Feb. 25 during an inactivation ceremony in Phoenix. Division leaders gathered virtually and in person to reflect on the District’s historic accomplishments. “Today is about celebrating this incredible team and acknowledging the District’s contributions to the history of the nation,” said Col. Antoinette R. Gant, South Pacific Division commander and one of the former commanders of the District. “When the need was there, we rose to the occasion – and now it’s time to apply what we have learned to other missions.”
  • Annual dredging of Ventura Harbor starts, with completion slated for mid-March

    Annual dredging commenced Feb. 14 in Ventura Harbor to deepen the federal navigation channel and sand traps to their authorized levels, with a scheduled completion timeframe of mid-March.
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  • Army Corps starts annual Oceanside dredging

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District began its annual dredging of the Oceanside Harbor inlet starting April 19. Manson Construction Company of Seattle is dredging the channel to its authorized federal depth of 20 feet. Dredging is expected to be completed prior to Memorial Day weekend.
  • USACE Awards Wetland Mitigation Contract for New Alameda VA Facility

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $3.6 million construction contract March 2 to the Inverness, California, firm Dixon Marine Services, to conduct wetland mitigation on Alameda Point, California.
  • County Road 18.3 across Trinidad Dam scheduled for closure Feb. 14-18, 2022

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Albuquerque District announced today that County Road 18.3 will be closed Monday Feb. 14 through Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day. County Road 18.3 is the road that goes across Trinidad Dam, in Colorado.