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USACE is sharing flood inundation maps for its dams in the National Inventory of Dams as well as narrative summaries about what our dams do, benefits they provide and risks they pose, and planned and ongoing actions to manage dam risks.
Work being done on Isabella Dam
The Los Angeles District is responsible for 14 harbors along the Southern California coast stretching from San Diego Harbor near the Mexican border to Morro Bay Harbor on California's central coast.
The Humboldt Jetty project consists of repairs to the North and South Jetties that maintain the opening and the federal navigation channel into Humboldt Bay.
The Petaluma River is located on San Pablo Bay in Sonoma and Marin Counties, California. Operations and Maintenance (O&M) provides for dredging of a channel 200 feet wide to a depth of -8 feet Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW) across the flats in San...

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Division welcomes new commander

South Pacific Division
Published Aug. 18, 2016

Colonel D. Peter Helmlinger assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division, August 18, 2016, during a formal change of command ceremony at the Bay Model Visitor Center in Sausalito, California. 

“My pledge as Division Commander is to take care of people, support our partners, and deliver our programs,” Col. Helmlinger said during remarks at the ceremony. “Together, we will continue to make a difference and achieve the USACE vision of engineering solutions for our Nation’s toughest challenges.”

The change of command ceremony emphasizes the continuity of leadership and unit identity. Ceremonies like the change of the command are honored tradition and add color and pageantry to military life. The change of command ceremony is a reflected of procedures practiced since the nation's earliest days.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division provides vital engineering solutions in collaboration with partners to secure the nation, energize the economy and reduce risk from disaster. South Pacific Division operates in in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and in parts of Colorado, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming and Texas.

Prior to assuming command at South Pacific Division, Colonel Pete Helmlinger served as Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

He was commissioned as an Engineer Officer from the U.S. Military Academy in 1988 and received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering & Management) from Stanford University and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.



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Division welcomes new commander

South Pacific Division
Published Aug. 18, 2016

Colonel D. Peter Helmlinger assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division, August 18, 2016, during a formal change of command ceremony at the Bay Model Visitor Center in Sausalito, California. 

“My pledge as Division Commander is to take care of people, support our partners, and deliver our programs,” Col. Helmlinger said during remarks at the ceremony. “Together, we will continue to make a difference and achieve the USACE vision of engineering solutions for our Nation’s toughest challenges.”

The change of command ceremony emphasizes the continuity of leadership and unit identity. Ceremonies like the change of the command are honored tradition and add color and pageantry to military life. The change of command ceremony is a reflected of procedures practiced since the nation's earliest days.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division provides vital engineering solutions in collaboration with partners to secure the nation, energize the economy and reduce risk from disaster. South Pacific Division operates in in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and in parts of Colorado, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming and Texas.

Prior to assuming command at South Pacific Division, Colonel Pete Helmlinger served as Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

He was commissioned as an Engineer Officer from the U.S. Military Academy in 1988 and received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering & Management) from Stanford University and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.