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    Digging Deep

    Digging Deep

    Audio | U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District

    About

    “Digging Deep” is intended to help our public audience better understand what the Corps of Engineers is and what it does with simple, informal conversations with Sacramento District leaders and team members. We’ll discuss the District’s mission and how the various programs within the District contribute to that mission and serve the public. We’ll take a look at some of the District’s projects and try to explain some of the decision-making process that goes into the myriad of solutions possible for dam safety, flood risk management, emergency response, and so much more. And we’ll explore the human side of the USACE team, introducing the people behind the projects and sharing a little about what makes them tick.



    Episodes


    • Digging Deep – How To Fix A Dam

      Digging Deep - Understanding The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District

      S1E6 – How To Fix A Dam

      Mike Ruthford is a lead engineer/technical lead with the Sacramento District’s Engineering Division and Dam Safety Production Center team. His primary focus is on what USACE calls “non-routine dam safety projects” including the District’s Isabella Dam Safety Modification Project in Kern County, California, a $650 million dam remediation program to improve flood... read more

      11/01/2021


    • Digging Deep – Helping Smaller Communities With Big Projects

      Digging Deep - Understanding The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District

      S1E5 – Helping Smaller Communities With Big Projects

      Rachael Orellana is the Flood Risk Program Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District Planning Division and oversees the District’s growing Flood Plain Management Services; Planning Assistance to States; and the California, Nevada, and Utah Silver Jackets teams. Her program includes more than 25 active projects with a... read more

      10/18/2021


    • Digging Deep – How To Be a Civilian Engineer

      Digging Deep - Understanding The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District

      S1E4 – How To Be A Civilian Engineer

      Sacramento District’s Rick Poeppelman has carved out a nice career of being a civilian engineer in an Army engineering organization. He heads the district’s Engineering Division, which includes a host of disciplines, including structural, environmental, and civil engineering, as well as geology, project and program management, and a whole lot more.

      Poeppelman... read more

      10/04/2021


    • Digging Deep - Explore & Discover USACE Recreation

      Digging Deep - Understanding The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District

      S1E3 – Explore & Discover USACE Recreation

      Sacramento District’s Taylor Saia holds a unique position within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – not that she’s the only one within USACE that does what she does, but rather it’s a position most often associated with a different agency all together.

      Ms. Saia joins Digging Deep to fill us in on how an agency focused on dams, levees, and waterways... read more

      09/20/2021


    • Digging Deep - Planning for Sacramento’s Next Big Storm

      Digging Deep - Understanding The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District

      S1E2 – Planning for Sacramento’s Next Big Storm

      Sacramento District Planning Division Chief Ms. Alicia Kirchner leads one of the largest planning divisions within the USACE enterprise, responsible for providing planning expertise to help identify and solve water resource problems for the district.

      Ms. Kirchner joins Digging Deep to help us better understand the need for Sacramento region flood... read more

      09/07/2021


    • Digging Deep - Introduction

      Digging Deep: Understanding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District<br /> <br /> S1E1a - Introduction<br /> <br /> Simple, informal conversations with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District leaders and team members designed to help you better understand what USACE is and what it does – from the District’s mission, to the various programs that contribute to that mission; from the District’s projects that serve the public, to the team members behind the projects; from USACE and project history to career insight. <br /> <br /> Hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District Public Affairs Office

      08/16/2021


    • Digging Deep - It Starts With The Commander

      Digging Deep: Understanding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District

      S1E1b - It Starts With The Commander

      Sacramento District Commander Col. James Handura provides a brief history on Army and Civil Engineers and gives an overview of how his District serves the public and the greater USACE mission. Plus he reveals the talent that he'd most like to have.

      COL Handura's reading list:
      Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
      Diplomacy by Henry Kissinger
      Meditations by Marcus... read more

      08/16/2021