From USACE Sacramento The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $26 million construction contract May 29 to Central Environmental, Inc., of Anchorage, Alaska, to relocate Tule River Road and widen the existing spillway near the Schafer Dam in Porterville, California. The purpose of the project is to reduce flood risk for the Central Valley, particularly the Porterville area, where more than 60,000 people live. The project will also increase irrigation storage capacity in Success Lake by 28,000 acre-feet, a 34 percent increase. (more).