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  • Corps, Newport Beach to host third annual National Public Lands Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District is partnering with the City of Newport Beach to host the district’s 3rd annual cleanup event in honor of National Public Lands Day.
  • Rainstorm creates reservoir impoundment behind Sepulveda Dam

    Sepulveda Dam, at the headwaters of the Los Angeles River, is the western-most of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ dams operated by the Los Angeles District in the Los Angeles County Drainage Area flood control system. Rainstorms create reservoir impoundment behind Sepulveda Dam. The reservoir reached above 680 feet in elevation Aug. 20. The rising reservoir water surface causes Burbank Boulevard to be closed to traffic. The Corps’ Reservoir Operations Center has notified local law enforcement of the reservoir’s rising elevation.
  • Multiple agencies collaborate to provide homeless individuals shelter before tropical storm

    About 65 homeless individuals living in unauthorized areas near the Santa Fe Dam received shelter prior to tropical storm Hurricane Hilary’s landfall in Southern California, thanks to the efforts of multiple local, county and federal agencies.
  • Corps’ LA District to receive new commander during July 14 ceremony

    Col. Julie Balten will relinquish command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District to Col. Andrew Baker at a Change of Command ceremony July 14 at the LA District’s Baseyard in South El Monte.
  • Corps, cities of Solana Beach-Encinitas sign project partnership agreement for shoreline protection

    Col. Julie Balten, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District commander, joined U.S. Rep. Mike Levin and mayors with the cities of Encinitas and Solana Beach May 4 to celebrate the signing of a partnership agreement to protect both cities’ shorelines.
  • 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.