U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District Commander Col. Andrew Baker, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael Connor, and Gila River Indian Community Governor Stephen Roe Lewis pose for a picture after signing a project partnership agreement Nov. 9 at the Gila River Indian Reservation in Arizona. The Gila River Indian Community and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed a project partnership agreement to begin construction on Phase I of the Pima-Maricopa Irrigation Project Renewal Energy Pilot Project. This agreement starts the first phase of the solar-over-canal project within the Community and will involve construction of solar panels over a portion of the Community’s canal to conserve water and generate renewable energy for tribal irrigation facilities.