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Eric Bush, chief of the Planning and Policy Division for Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, center, asks questions during a July 6 briefing with Priyanka Wadhawan, Los Angeles System Restoration project manager with the Corps’ LA District, second from right, about the LA River during a stop in Los Feliz, several miles from downtown LA. Topics included ecosystem restoration, operations and maintenance, and divestiture. The accompanying group included leaders and subject-matter experts from the Corps’ LA District, USACE South Pacific Division, and Headquarters. Left of center is Col. Julie Balten, LA District commander; and at right is David Van Dorpe, district deputy for project management.
Lt. Col. Jeffrey Beeman, third from left, deputy commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, joins representatives from the Eastern Municipal Water District, the State Water Resources Control Board, the City of Menifee and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to “open the valve” on the Perris II Reverse Osmosis Treatment Facility in Menifee, California.
Keynote speaker Col. Julie A. Balten, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, addresses an audience at the Orange County District 2 Flag Day event, June 14, 2022, in Santa Ana, California. Balten spoke about Army and Army Corps history and the all-volunteer force of today. The Army Corps of Engineers’ 247th birthday follows two days later on June 16.
Col. Julie A. Balten, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, joins local officials May 27 to cut the ribbon for the Old Town Creek Walk in Temecula, California. The Corps worked with the City of Temecula and the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District on the trail, which is part of a larger multi-purpose, multi-phase flood-risk-reduction and environmental-restoration project along more than seven miles of Murrieta Creek.
A view of Lake Elsinore taken during the feasibility study shows the green lake water caused by algae. Photo by Daria Mazey, South Pacific Division, US Army Corps of Engineers.
Deborah Weintraub, left, chief deputy city engineer for the City of Los Angeles, leads a March 29 tour on the Taylor Yard Bridge to give pertinent views of the LA River for Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Michael Connor, second from left, and Maj. Gen. William Graham, right, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deputy commanding general for Civil and Emergency Operations. Joining the senior leaders are Josephine Axt, center, chief of planning and policy for the Corps of Engineers' South Pacific Division; Julie Balten, second from left, Los Angeles District commander; David Van Dorpe, background, deputy district engineer for the LA District; and others.
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