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  • August

    Corps’ director of Civil Works tours LA River, dams, coastal projects

    The director of Civil Works for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers toured several sites along the Los Angeles and Santa Ana rivers, as well as major dams that protect millions of citizens down and upstream of the LA and Prado basins during a recent visit to Southern California.
  • January

    Corps dams help LA, Orange counties capture $25M in December stormwater runoff

    With the help of the Los Angeles District, stakeholders in Southern California captured approximately 30,000-acre feet of stormwater runoff valued at $25 million for local groundwater replenishment during December’s heavy rainfall.
  • April

    VIDEO Prado Basin Ecosystem Restoration, Chief's Report

    On April 22, Earth Day, Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, the 55th Chief of Engineers, signed a Chief’s Report, which recommends a multi-year, multi section plan to tackle loss and/or degradation of aquatic, riparian woodland and floodplain habitats along the Santa Ana River due to numerous issue the waterway has experienced since the 1940s.
  • July

    Top Corps general tours Golden State projects

    The commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers toured several of the agency’s Los Angeles District projects during a recent three-day visit to the Golden State. Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite visited Southern California July 8 to 10, touring the San Diego border construction project, before heading to the Long Beach Veterans Affairs Healthcare System Medical Center to visit the sites of the future mental health in-patient/out-patient facility and community living center, which are under construction.
  • January

    Senior Corps’ official tours civil works projects in the Golden State

    A senior U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official got a firsthand glimpse of flood risk management and other civil works projects in Southern California during a recent trip to the Golden State.
  • Division commander visits Prado Dam, Santa Ana River

    Col. Peter Helmlinger, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division, visited the Prado Dam Visitor Center in Corona, California, Jan. 18 for an update on the Santa Ana River Mainstem project and a tour of the dam’s recently modified embankment and outlet works.
  • April

    Prado Dam mural meeting draws community interest

    A public meeting held here Thursday evening to discuss the future of the Bicentennial mural on the Prado Dam spillway attracted more than 200 attendees, many of whom made impassioned statements about their desire to see the original mural restored.
  • October

    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.
  • March

    “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.
  • September

    South Pacific Division commander visits district projects, people

    Col. David Turner, the commander of the South Pacific Division, went on a whirlwind tour of several Los Angeles District projects during a visit to the area Aug. 19-23. Turner, who took command of the division in June, was joined by James Dalton, the Corps of Engineers’ chief of engineering and construction, and Brad Schwichtenberg, deputy chief of the division’s regional integration team.
  • May

    Cortez Elementary second graders tour Prado Dam

    A group of second graders from Cortez Elementary, a math and science magnet school in Pomona, Calif., toured Prado Dam as part of a larger effort to spark the interest of students in science, technology, engineering, and math May 16.
  • 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.