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  • September

    South Pacific Division commander tours Fort Irwin flood damage

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.—-Brig. Gen. David Turner, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific
  • Corps holds two public meetings on proposed Ray Mine changes

    Members of the Regulatory Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District’s Arizona-Nevada Area Office held public scoping meetings on Sept. 24 and 25 in Kearney and Apache Junction, Ariz., to discuss a proposal for a new tailing facility for the Ray Mine in Pinal County.
  • Harvard students help Corps inspect portion of Los Angeles River

    The District conducts pre- and post-flood season visual inspections of flood control channels built and operated or maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. On Sept. 25, District personnel, along with graduate student volunteers from Harvard University, identified native and non-native plants and observed damage, like undercutting, in a portion of the channel.
  • 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.
  • Award winning program manager is customer of his customer

    He’s not the type of person who says one thing but does another. He isn’t someone who does just enough to get by. In fact, Los Angeles District Program Manager Robert Klein’s impressive dedication was recognized by headquarters when they selected him as the Corps’ Program Manager of the Year for 2013 in July.
  • 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.
  • USACE finalizes draft L.A. River study report and initiates 45-day public comment period

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finalized preparation of a draft report for the Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study and posted the report to the Los Angeles District website Sept. 13. The report will appear in the Federal Register Sept. 20, which will trigger a 45-day public comment period that will help inform a final report and result in the Corps’ recommendation to Congress.
  • CHP uses district asset to train with new patrol car

    More than 20 patrolmen, trainers, and volunteers participated in the training, which saw them test the brand new Ford Police Interceptor Utility model, which is being phased in to replace the force’s aging fleet of iconic white-and-black Crown Victorias.
  • 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.
  • LA District hosts public meeting in Sierra Vista

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District hosted a public information meeting Sept. 4 to discuss an upcoming remedial investigation of two Formerly Used Defense Sites within the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. District representatives discussed the planned investigation activities and answered questions about the former training areas.
  • Corps sends team to Fort Irwin to assess monsoon damage

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.--The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles district sent a five-person team of