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  • October

    Adobe Dam and ACDC protect historic site

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District and stakeholder Flood Control District of Maricopa County completed Adobe Dam in 1982 to protect local communities from storm flows along Skunk Creek, in northwest metro.
  • Forming San Gabriel River clean up plans

    A meeting was held Oct. 21 in the Duarte Historical Museum near the Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale, California, to discuss the complex issue of cleaning up the San Gabriel River before the rainy season gets here.
  • California youth learn from the best

    Amongst the training of the U.S. military’s elite at the Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, a California Military Department base, the National Guard showed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a congresswoman on Oct. 13 how they help the state’s youth improve their lives with education.
  • Lower Santa Ana River receives flood management project of the year award

    The Los Angeles Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers presented its 2015 flood management project of the year award to the Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District for its Lower Santa Ana River Reach 9 Phase 2B project during ceremonies held Oct. 3 at The Proud Bird restaurant, adjacent to Los Angeles International Airport.
  • KERP and the Corps

    In 1966, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District constructed the Ajo Detention Basin where the present-day Kino Environmental Restoration Project lives.
  • September

    USACE senior leaders visit Fort Irwin Hospital project

    Joe Calcara, director of programs, USACE South Pacific Division, and the senior executive project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Irwin Weed Army Hospital replacement construction project, hosted the project’s Senior Executive Review Group quarterly briefing at Fort Irwin Sept. 22.
  • Work on Murrieta Creek project begins

    Col. Kirk Gibbs, commander of the Corps’ Los Angeles District, met with local representatives in Temecula on Sept. 23 to discuss upcoming work on the Murrieta Creek flood risk reduction project.
  • District commander tours Fort Irwin construction projects

    Col. Kirk Gibbs, the commander of the Los Angeles District, toured several District projects at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, during a visit to the fort Sept. 9-10
  • District lawyer earns national recognition

    The Joseph W. Kimbel Award recognizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers attorney who demonstrates the highest professional potential for future legal achievement.
  • August

    Veronica Li honored as top Corps regulator

    Veronica Li, a senior project manager in the Los Angeles District’s Regulatory Division, received the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Don Lawyer Regulator of the Year Award during a ceremony held Aug. 6 in Washington D.C.
  • District employee receives top honor

    Chief of the Construction Division for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District is the 2015 Lt. Gen. John W. Morris Civilian of the Year winner.
  • District home to Sustainability Hero Award winner

    PHOENIX – Mike Ternak of the Los Angeles District is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 2015
  • July

    61st LA District commander takes the reins at a Fort MacArthur ceremony

    Col. Kirk Gibbs assumed responsibilities as the 61st Commander and District Engineer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District during a formal change of command ceremony held July 31 at the Community Center at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, California.
  • What do FUDS look like?

    Roughly 9-square miles of present day El Malpais National Monument are considered a Formerly Used Defense Site, because of the land's use as the Kirtland Demolition Bombing Range during WW II.
  • Corps of Engineers tests Sepulveda Dam crest gates Monday

    On Monday, July 27 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., USACE will perform operational testing on the Sepulveda Dam spillway crest gates. The crest gates block off the spillway to provide additional, temporary storage during an extreme storm event.
  • Workshop improves mitigation process knowledge

    Because the nation’s environmental rules and regulations are frequently revised, it is often difficult for permit applicants to incorporate the most recent guidelines into their work. To help improve this process, members of the Los Angeles District’s Regulatory Division conducted a compensatory mitigation workshop July 16 at the District’s headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.
  • District completes Mount Charleston Storm Water Diversion Project

    The project is designed to help divert rain flows and debris running off the side of the mountain and away from communities to mitigate damage to neighborhoods and critical infrastructure until native vegetation can reestablish itself.
  • May

    LA District shows off in Torrance

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District participated in the 56th Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade with the Emergency Command and Control Vehicle, Bobber, the District leaders and the safety vehicle wrapped in Bobber colors!
  • Bridge connects community, historic thoroughfare

    The new Nogales Wash Bridge is a two-span, I-girder concrete construction with grouted riprap both upstream and downstream to enhance durability of the structure and flood handling capacity of the channel.
  • April

    Corps completes High School Wash Box Culvert

    The High School Wash Box Culvert is the latest phase of the Tucson Drainage Area/Arroyo Chico Multi-use Project completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District. This milestone was marked with a ribbon cutting ceremony on the campus of Tucson High School April 16.