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Archive: May, 2013
  • 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.
  • National Guard works with district to film new commercial

    The Army National Guard teamed up with the Los Angeles District to film their new recruiting commericials. The shoot ttook place at the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, part of the Whittier Narrows Flood COntrol Basin in March.
  • 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.
  • District participates in Room for the River information exchange

    Prior to the start of the two-day Room for the River: Los Angeles conference, Corps Ecologist Carvel Bass conducted a tour of the Sepulveda Flood Basin May 15 for a working group of invited water experts from the U.S. and the Netherlands. The Los Angeles conference, hosted by the City of Los Angeles, its partners, and in cooperation with the Consulate General of the Netherlands (in San Francisco), was held May 16 and 17.
  • Annual dredging project no small task for district

    As far as dredging projects go, the one conducted from mid to late April at Oceanside Harbor seems pretty simple. “The project entails dredging sand out of the federal navigation channel at Oceanside Harbor and placing it on a downcoast beach,” said Scott John, the project manager. “Sand accretes naturally in the harbor entrance and it needs to be dredged out on an annual basis.”
  • Documentarian remystifies yoga

    To many Americans, the thought of yoga invokes images of a group of people performing stretches in unison in the cardio room of a gym. This is exactly the idea Gita Desai set to dispel when she produced the documentary “Yoga Unveiled.”
  • LA District cleaning up FUDS in Kingman

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District team is moving along with its clean-up work at the Formerly Used Defense Site just outside of Kingman, Ariz. which began Apr. 15. The work being done by the district and its contractor is part of the time-critical removal action for the site, which is referred to as Munitions Response Site 03 of the former Kingman Ground-to-Ground Gunnery Range. The site was used as a skeet range for military training during World War II.