Emergency response teams meet district’s newest flood fight tool

From USACE Sacramento District This particular flood fight training focused on two specific areas. One is to ensure that district flood fighters and partner agencies such as Silver Jackets, Department of Water Resources, and City of Sacramento know the procedures for obtaining equipment, who to reach, and how to reach them. The other focus is ensuring that Corps and partner agencies know how to properly use the equipment that is available to them, such as super-sacks, Port-A-Dams, gabion baskets, and the district’s latest flood fight tool – a sandbagging machine. With approximately 30 people from various agencies in attendance, Lesourd split the group into two teams. While one team practiced properly sandbagging a “boil” or “leak in a levee,” the other team learned how quickly they can now pack the back of a pickup truck full of sandbags using the district’s newest tool. (more)

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Photo portrait of Yiguo Liang, CVFPB Operations Branch ChiefMeet Yiguo Liang, our new Operations Branch Chief. Yiguo comes to us from DWR’s Division of Flood Management where he worked as the Chief of the Hydrology and Hydraulic Section leading the technical evaluations in support of the 2017 CVFPP Update. Prior to that, also at the Division of Flood Management, Yiguo led the Central Valley Floodplain Evaluation and Delineations Program. Yiguo has over 17 years of experience working in the water resource industry and spent years working for the China Meteorological Administration in Beijing, China. Welcome, Yiguo!