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  • February

    San Luis Rey wetland mitigation bank breaks ground

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers participated in a groundbreaking ceremony Feb. 6 near Bonsall for San Luis Rey wetland mitigation bank, an effort that will eventually restore about 54 acres of native floodplain wetland habitat along the river.
  • January

    Chief visits Port of Long Beach

    Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visited the Port of Long Beach Jan. 15 to discuss interagency relationships and coordination with the port and the city
  • December

    Murrieta Creek flood reduction project moves to next phase

    Elected officials and agency representatives gathered Dec. 15 at the Temecula Community Center for a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of the next phase of the Murrieta Creek Flood Protection and Environmental Restoration Project.
  • SARI Line dedication moves Prado Dam closer to completion

    CORONA, Calif. – More than 100 elected officials and agency representatives gathered here Dec. 11 at
  • Helping, habitat and humanity

    LOS ANGELES – Year’s end is often a time to reflect on events of the preceding year, spend time with
  • November

    Port breakwater repairs underway

    Repair work has begun on the three Port of Long Beach/Los Angeles breakwaters that were damaged by heavy seas from Hurricane Marie in late August.
  • October

    San Luis Rey River mowing reduces flood risk, protects habitat

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concluded seasonal mowing along the lower stretches of the San Luis Rey River here on Oct. 24. The work will increase the flow conveyance in the river for the winter season should the area experience unanticipated rainfall, as well as conserve needed habitat for the federal and state listed endangered least Bell’s vireo.
  • Santa Ana River conference addresses future challenges, spillway mural

    Nearly 200 members of the scientific and environmental communities gathered at the sixth annual Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority conference held here Oct. 14 to discuss the future of the Santa Ana River and how public agencies and private enterprise can work together to meet the challenges a changing environment and growing population will present to those who rely on the river for its precious water.
  • September

    Breakwater protects harbor from hurricane surf

    In late August, Hurricane Marie spent nearly a week churning off the coast of Mexico and Southern California. While it did not directly impact land in either country, the effects of the Category 5 hurricane were significant and costly. Los Angeles-Long Beach Harbor, located approximately 25 miles south of downtown Los Angeles in San Pedro Bay, is home to two high-use ports: the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach. The ports are protected by three breakwaters: San Pedro Breakwater, Middle Breakwater, and Long Beach Breakwater.
  • August

    Willis named Corps' 2014 Landscape Architect of the Year

    Sandra Willis, a registered landscape architect for the Los Angeles District’s Civil Design Branch, has been honored as the 2014 USACE Landscape Architect of the Year. The Corps’ Architecture,
  • July

    Coachella Valley, Corps sign mitigation agreement

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Coachella Valley Conservation Commission finalized an agreement July 16 for a new In-Lieu Fee program that authorizes the sale of mitigation credits to third party applicants in order to satisfy their Clean Water Act permit requirements.
  • May

    District honors veterans at Torrance Armed Forces Day parade

    TORRANCE, Calif. – Col. Kim Colloton, commander of the Corps' Los Angeles District, along with
  • March

    Environmental restoration project begins at Whelan Lake

    OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- Heavy earth-moving equipment form a three-vehicle train to remove material near
  • “Every drop of water counts;” interagency coordination saves water

    During the storms that swept through California from Feb. 26-March 2, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers assisted local agencies maximize their ground water recharge.
  • January

    “… because we can: 50 years of making a difference”

    Contributions to the Combined Federal Campaign make a huge difference to local charities, said representatives from Union Rescue Mission, Shriners Hospital for Children and City of Hope at a Jan. 9 event at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District Headquarters.
  • Navigation conference looks for solutions

    Budget constraints, climate change and environmental responsibilities will continue to impact the Corps’ ability to meet the maritime industry’s constantly changing needs and capabilities, Maj. Gen. John Peabody told attendees at the winter meeting of the California Marine Affairs and Navigation Conference held here Jan. 16.
  • November

    District counsels recognized for outstanding performance

    LOS ANGELES – The Chief Counsel of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recognized Elizabeth Moriarty
  • September

    Compton Creek: thinking globally, acting locally

    Compton Creek, a concrete-lined channel feeding into the Los Angeles County Drainage System, is beset by conditions prevalent in many of our nation’s waterways: debris, maintenance issues, and a lack plants, wildlife and recreation, to name a few. If students at Compton High School have anything to say, that may change some day.
  • San Luis Rey River habitat maintenance resumes

    Habitat maintenance along the San Luis Rey River resumed in Oceanside, Calif., Sept. 9 when RECON Environmental, Inc., once again deployed water trucks to help establish recently planted native vegetation in the riverbed.
  • Corps, public talk about Whittier Narrows Dam modifications

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District held a public meeting in Pico Rivera, Calif., Sept. 11 to describe potential structural modifications to Whittier Narrows Dam and to seek comments from the public on issues and concerns they wish to have considered during the preparation of its supporting Environmental Impact Statement.