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  • Chief of Engineers signs report recommending ecosystem restoration in Prado Basin

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ top general signed a report April 22 – on Earth Day – recommending a plan to restore more than 600 acres of valuable riparian habitat within the largest riparian forest in Southern California. Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, the Corps’ commanding general and 55th U.S. Army chief of engineers, signed the Chief of Engineer’s Report for the Prado Basin Ecosystem Restoration and Water Conservation Feasibility Study at the Corps’ headquarters in Washington, D.C. The project is headed by the Corps’ Los Angeles District, in partnership with the Orange County Water District.
  • Corps, tri-counties amend partnership agreement for the Santa Ana River Mainstem project

    Col. Julie Balten, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, signed an amendment to the Local Cooperation Agreement between the Department of the Army and three county flood control districts for the Corps’ Santa Ana River Mainstem project during a Jan. 28 virtual ceremony. Partners from the project’s tri-county areas of Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange participated in the ceremony. The $2.83 billion Santa Ana River Mainstem project is designed to reduce flood risk for more than 1 million people along the Santa Ana River’s 96-mile journey, from Seven Oaks Dam near San Bernardino to Huntington Beach, where it flows into the Pacific Ocean.
  • Corps, Orange County amend partnership agreement for Santa Ana River Mainstem project features to enhance flood protection

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District and the Orange County Flood Control District are pleased to announce the signing of an amendment to use Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 funds for select features of the Santa Ana River Mainstem project, designed to improve flood protection for more than 1 million people.
  • Corps to dredge portion of federal channel in Southern San Diego Bay

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, in coordination with the Port of San Diego, will perform maintenance dredging in a portion of the federal channel at the southern end of San Diego Bay beginning mid-February. The purpose of the work is to re-establish authorized channel depths of -35 Mean Lower Low Water, or MLLW. The channel hasn’t been dredged since 1976.
  • Corps to release draft report on ecosystem restoration plan for East San Pedro Bay

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District is preparing to release a draft report recommending restoration of aquatic habitat within East San Pedro Bay. The report identifies a Tentatively Selected Plan, which would be the Corps’ first open-ocean ecosystem restoration project in the nation. The plan would provide near-shore and off-shore rocky reefs, kelp reefs and eelgrass beds, and is referred to as the Reef Restoration Plan.
  • Army Corps reclassifies Mojave River Dam risk characterization

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has changed Mojave River Dam’s risk characterization from low to high urgency of action. The change was the result of recent risk assessment findings that during an extreme flood event, water could exceed the design capacity of the dam and overtop it. This could potentially result in dam failure, flooding the communities of Hesperia, Apple Valley, Victorville and Barstow, located adjacent to the Mojave River. Flood waters also could reach Baker, more than 140 miles downstream of the dam.
  • Corps to host public meetings in November about Port of Long Beach Deep-Draft Navigation Study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Port of Long Beach will host two public meetings in November to discuss the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report (IFR) and Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Port of Long Beach Deep-Draft Navigation Study.
  • National Public Lands Day: Corps to partner with other agencies to host debris cleanup at Whittier Narrows

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District is partnering with LA County and the Whittier Narrows Nature Center Associates to host a cleanup event in honor of National Public Lands Day.
  • Corps to have public meeting Aug. 21 about remediation plan for Dry Canyon Artillery Range

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District is hosting a public meeting to discuss a proposed remediation plan for the Dry Canyon Artillery Range Munitions Site 01 near Frazier Park, California. The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Frazier Park Library, 3732 Park Dr.
  • Corps to have public meetings about Whittier Narrows Dam study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have two public meetings in January to discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Whittier Narrows Dam Safety Modification Study. The meetings are scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Rivera Park Auditorium, 9530 Shade Lane, Pico Rivera, and from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works headquarters, 900 South Fremont Avenue, Alhambra.