From Dredging Today.com – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Sacramento District awarded a $6.4 million construction contract on September 30 to James Fisher Jr. Excavating of Willows, California. According to USACE, the company will provide construction work on the Hamilton City Phase 2B Levee Improvement Construction Project. Hamilton City is located approximately 90 miles north of Sacramento and sits in a low-lying area along a bend in the Sacramento River. The city has long been at risk of flooding. The Hamilton City Flood Damage Reduction and Ecosystem Restoration Project is a multi-purpose flood risk management and ecosystem restoration project, which will consist of approximately 7 miles of levee construction for improved flood protection and restoration of approximately 1,500 acres of native habitat. (more)
From CA Water News Daily – Senate Bill 19, authored by Sen. Bill Dodd (D-District 3-Napa), was recently signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom. The legislation will require the Department of Water Resources (DWR), following an appropriation of funds by the Legislature, to develop a plan to deploy a network of stream gages that for modernizing and reactivating existing gages and deploying new gages. The bill also requires DWR, in consultation with the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Department of Conservation, the Central Valley Flood Protection Board, interested stakeholders, and local agencies as applicable, to develop the plan to address significant gaps in information necessary for water management and for the conservation of freshwater species. (more)
- The Sacramento District was formed on October 7, 1929.
- Initial mission was to improve flood control and navigation in the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys.
- During World War II, the district grew from 600 to more than 2,200 staff with a new focus on military support and construction.
- When territory was transferred from the Los Angeles District in 1968, the district’s area of responsibility grew 63 percent to include more than 2 million acres and 300,000 miles of waterways. (more)