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  • July

    Prospective commander visits prospective beach project

    Col. Kim Colloton, who assumes command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District tomorrow, visited Encinitas and Solana Beach on Tuesday in preparation for a July 30 study presentation to the Corps’ Civil Works Review Board in Washington, D.C.
  • June

    Corps, partners move forward with watershed-based budgeting

    Nearly three dozen participants from a variety of federal, state, county and city agencies at the Santa Ana River Watershed-Budget Pilot Year 2 Workshop talk about a change in project management philosophy, in which the Los Angeles District and its Santa Ana River Mainstem partners are playing a leading role.
  • May

    Plant regimen re-establishes natural vegetation

    Fromer and two crews, one to spray invasive plants and another to water newly planted native vegetation, are in the river basin as part of an ongoing effort to restore the environment for native plants and animals while maintaining flood risk reduction measures for the homes, business and infrastructure that line the river.
  • April

    Ceremony marks completion of Newport Harbor dredging

    Dredging of the Newport Beach lower harbor came to a ceremonial end April 17 when officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Newport Beach celebrated the project’s benefits to the region and the relationships that enabled its success.
  • Partnerships bring recognition, success

    Several hundred watershed management professionals gathered April 11 in Costa Mesa, Calif., to discuss the benefits of consolidating efforts for maximum benefit in the present and anticipated times of fiscal limitations.
  • March

    Soils training gets down in the mud at salt pond

    Twenty regulators and biologists left the comfort and safety of their offices March 20 to slosh through mud and muck in their search for hydric soils at a former salt mining pond in San Diego Bay.
  • Channel dredging benefits coastal marsh

    A Los Angeles District Army Corps of Engineers project will not only remedy adverse environmental conditions at the Santa Ana River marsh but will also provide material to renourish a nearby section of coastline.
  • February

    Corps solicits public comment on beach projects

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held two public meetings in early February to discuss alternatives for and accept public comments about a shoreline protection project for the Southern California towns of Encinitas and Solana Beach.
  • Public provides comments on Gregory Canyon landfill permit application

    ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- Nearly 400 people attended a public hearing Jan. 31 at the California Center for the Arts here on a permit application for the proposed Gregory Canyon landfill near Pala, providing scientific data, historical information and personal perspective, both for and against the controversial project.
  • January

    District commander addresses LA River Committee about Sepulveda clearing

    Col. Mark Toy, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, addressed the LA City Council Ad Hoc River Committee Jan. 28, telling members that despite not adhering to the District's best management practices to properly communicate vegetation management activities in the Sepulveda Basin, his focus is to identify and work with the right people to develop a consensus on ways to move forward with flood risk reduction, ecosystem management and recreation in the basin.
  • Future leaders kick off 2013 program

    “The most important qualities for a leader are to have a vision and to show people you care,” Col. Mark Toy said to 20 Tier I and Tier II members of Los Angeles District Leadership Development Program during the kick-off meeting held Jan. 8 at the District’s headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.
  • November

    Assistant Secretary for Civil Works visits Los Angeles District

    Jo-Ellen Darcy, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, visited the Los Angeles District the week of Oct. 23, speaking to an international dredging conference, visiting or viewing several Los Angeles District civil works projects and meeting with local sponsors.
  • September

    City funds additional Newport Harbor dredging

    By year’s end, Newport Harbor will hold 210,000 fewer cubic yards of material, thanks to a $3.6 million contribution from the City of Newport Beach that allowed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to award a contract modification for additional dredging in the harbor
  • August

    Corps responds to Dana Point Emergency Preparedness Expo

    The City of Dana Point hosted its annual Emergency Preparedness Expo here Aug. 25 to educate the public about how to prepare for a disaster and to exhibit the assets provided by government agencies, public utilities and private organizations in the event one occurs.
  • Colorado Lagoon takes second step toward restoration

    The third and final phase, anticipated to occur in the next five years, will construct an open water conveyance between the lagoon and the adjacent Marine Stadium Park, and the Pacific Ocean, to reestablish a more natural tidal flow.
  • Corps replenishment of Redondo Beach

    The material placed at Redondo Beach is part of a Corps project to remove about one million cubic yards of material from the Marina del Rey entrance channel in order to deepen the channel to its federally-authorized depth and improve safety for mariners and first responders who use the marina.
  • July

    Residents get update on Santa Ana River project

    About three dozen Green River residents attended a meeting here July 25 to learn about the progress of the ongoing flood risk management project adjacent to their homes and to ask questions about construction methods and their impacts on the local community.
  • June

    Prado Dam hosts potential future engineers

    The number and types of engineers America’s education system is preparing for the nation’s future is often an active and energetic discussion among the Department of Defense, educators and the scientific community. It was also an active discussion June 4 when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District hosted nearly 30 students from Los Angeles Roosevelt High School for a day at Prado Dam, giving them a close-up look at the dam and how it operates, and at part of the process involved in implementing a project.
  • May

    Maintenance dredging project will restore federal channels in lower Newport Harbor

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began a five-month, $6.5 million maintenance dredging project May 2 when a clamshell dredge started removing up to 350,000 cubic yards of material in an effort to restore safe navigation to federal channels in lower Newport Harbor.
  • International Commission Takes a Look at the Tijuana River

    “It’s not the fences that matter, it’s the gates,” Dave Gibson told attendees at the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission collaborative meeting held April 19 at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve in Imperial Beach, Calif.