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Contractors operating bulldozers move freshly dredged sand into place Jan. 31 at Solana Beach, California.
Doug Chitwood, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District lead project engineer, left of center, talks with Col. James Handura, commander of the Corps’ South Pacific Division, right, during a site tour Jan. 18 on the Rio Hondo side of Whittier Narrows Dam in Montebello, California.
Gary Jones, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors, left of center, talks with Lt. Col. Stephen Brooks, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District deputy commander, during a Jan. 9 boat tour of dredging operations at Marina del Rey Harbor in LA County, California. Brooks spent most of the day visiting with LA District project-delivery team members and LA County project partners to better understand how he can best support those working on the project.
The Seana C, at right, a triple-screw-model bow tug, pulls a dump scow, called the Robert L, on the way to deposit dredged material near the shore of Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey, California. The pair of vessels is slated to make four to five trips per day for the next five months.
A group that includes contractors, law enforcement personnel and members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District gather Dec. 4 to embark on a three-week project to clear encampments and debris in and around the San Gabriel River near Azusa, California.
Pictured is an aerial view of portions of the Los Angeles River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District has several roles in operating, maintaining and regulating the LA River, as well as managing federal lands. Under the Los Angeles County Drainage Area project, the Corps operates and maintains several dams and portions of the river's channels and tributaries. The river flows through seven different congressional districts, 10 city council districts, 20 neighborhood councils and 12 community-planned areas.
Jason Uhley, left, general manager of the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, participates in a discussion Nov. 30 during the 2023 Seven County Flood-Control Directors Meeting at the Corps’ LA District headquarters in downtown LA.
Col. Andrew Baker, Los Angeles District commander, left of center, addresses the more than 200 community members in attendance at the Orange County Conference Center in Santa Ana, California, during the Nov. 6 public meeting for the Santiago Creek flood-risk management project.
Dignitaries perform a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos, Aug. 11, at Los Alamitos, Calif.
From left to right, Randy Tabije, South Pacific Division Formerly Used Defense Site program manager; Kay Chang-Minami, Los Angeles District FUDS project manager; and Harry Hendler, district environmental lead and FUDS program manager, stand together for photo after answering questions for Clark County residents during a public meeting discussing the Nellis Remedial Action FUDS Project July 25 at the Aliante Library in Las Vegas.
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