Tag Archive: central valley

Aug 27 2012

A Few Good Reads (8/27/12): Deficient Sacramento Levees, Stretch of Mississippi River closed, Seven Years After Hurricane Katrina, and the Case for Dam Removal

This week: Sacramento levees fail to meet maintenance criteria, an 11 mile stretch of the Mississippi shutdown, the case for the dam removal, Louisiana seven years after Hurricane Katrina, and the current state of hurricane protection. Sacramento levees fail federal maintenance criteria (Sacramento Bee) Levees protecting most of the city of Sacramento and 15 other …

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Jun 04 2012

A Few Good Reads (6/4/12): Flooding in Cuba, Adoption of the CVFPP, and Drought in Colorado

This week: Flooding in Cuba, concrete work on the control structure for Folsom Dam begins, the adoption plan for the CVFPP, drought in Colorado, and the lowest peak streamflow on the Poudre River (Colorado) on record. Concrete work begins on new Folsom Dam spillway (Sacramento Bee) The control structure will be 146 feet high – …

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May 29 2012

A Few Good Reads (5/29/12): Tunnel Project Progressing in Austin

This week: Tunneling below Austin for flood protection, California Fish & Game suing the Corps over the levee tree policy, the AEC economic outlook, 2012 flood (or lack of) outlook on the Missouri River, and Joplin one year later. $147 million Waller Creek Tunnel Project beneath downtown on time, budget (The Statesman) Efforts to build …

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May 25 2012

Folsom Dam Spillway (CA) Construction (Video)


Folsom Dam is a flood control structure and storage reservoir on the American River, a significant tributary to the Sacramento River, just outside of Sacramento in California’s Central Valley. The Corps of Engineers (Sacramento District) is in the process of constructing an auxiliary spillway to allow the dam to handle a higher flood flow. The …

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