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  • August

    Planning Associates group learns about California watersheds

    Seven members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning Associates program traveled to Los Angeles July 23 to 27 to learn about water resource planning. The program develops emerging leaders in the planning community of practice. In its second year at the South Pacific Division, the Integrated Water Resources Management-Watershed course is an advanced training opportunity in water resources planning. The goal of the program is to broaden planners’ competencies in solving complex water resource challenges and to strengthen their leadership talents.
  • June

    LA District participates in Fourth Annual LA River Day

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District joined City of Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and his staff in recognizing the collaborative efforts to improve, preserve and revitalize the Los Angeles River during a special City Council presentation at City Hall June 7.
  • December

    Every drop of water diverted helps Southern California

    Last week’s rain storm dumped a 24-hour period record accumulation here and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Los Angeles District helped the local counties capitalize on capturing some much needed water.
  • October

    The LA River and the Corps: A brief history

    The Los Angeles River is regarded as an icon of LA’s sprawling hyperurbanization. To some, it’s nothing more than a part of the landscape that splits the concrete jungle in two. To others, it’s an eyesore; a resplendent piece of nature stunted in a tomb of steel and cement. But the 51-mile-long river wasn’t always a flood control channel.
  • 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.
  • October

    Donation funds feasibility study

    A private company donated funds to the non-profit group Friends of the LA River who, in turn, donated $970,000 to the city for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District’s Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study.
  • August

    Tujunga Wash now open to public

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District and Los Angeles County cut the ribbon opening the Tujunga Wash Ecosystem Restoration Project in Valley Glen, Calif., to the public Aug. 15.
  • And they’re off...

    The District’s own work on river ecosystem restoration and studies aim to restore a more natural habitat where appropriate, improve its water quality and enhance recreational benefits, all while maintaining its flood damage reduction capability. We are a fully committed partner to the city’s Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan.