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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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  • May

    Lake Sonoma continues expanded “No Wake Zones”

    GEYSERVILLE, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Sonoma is continuing the expanded no wake zones established in 2021 to keep boaters safe during historic low water levels this recreation season. With increasing underwater hazards, boats will not be allowed to travel more than 5 mph or produce a wake in the Warm Springs arm of the lake, beginning at the Rockpile Road Bridge. The Dry Creek arm will also continue expanded no wake zones beginning upstream of Falcons Nest Campground. Normal boating operations will be allowed between Falcons Nest Campground and Rockpile Road Bridge. These zones will remain in effect until the lake level increases to a safer pool elevation.
  • Controlled Burn Scheduled for Lake Sonoma’s Warm Springs Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in conjunction with Northern Sonoma County Fire Protection District (NSCFPD) and Santa Rosa Junior College, are planning to conduct a controlled burn training at Lake Sonoma’s Warm Springs Dam from Wednesday, June 1 – Friday, June 3. This event serves to help train firefighters how to conduct controlled burns, and to allow for mandatory safety inspections of the earthen dam. Periodic episodes of smoke may be visible each day during the training course.
  • Register Now for Environmental & Climate Justice Webinar June 7, 11 a.m. PT,

    Please join the US Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District and National Flood Risk Management Program on June 7 from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. PT (12p MT, 1p CT, 2p ET) for “Out of harm’s way – without harm. Environmental and climate justice in flood buyouts and relocation.” This is the 7th webinar in our Bridging the Equity Gap Webinar Series.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2022 Civil Works Appropriations

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022) Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program on May 25, 2022. On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, Public Law 117-103, of which Division D is the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2022 (Act). Of the $8.3 billion in appropriations provided for the Army Civil Works program, approximately $7.9 billion is appropriated in five accounts: Investigations; Construction; Operation and Maintenance; Mississippi River and Tributaries; and the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP).
  • Milt Brandt Visitor Center reopens May 20th

    Geyserville, CA. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lake Sonoma is pleased to announce the re-opening of the Milt Brandt Visitor Center to the public on Friday, May 20th. The Don Clausen Fish Hatchery and viewing bridge will remain closed until further notice.
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