emergency response

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Corps practices for California Delta flood emergency

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District employees and emergency operations personnel conducted a small-scale flood emergency response exercise in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta near Walnut Grove, California, Aug. 27, 2014. The exercise provided the district an opportunity to evaluate current emergency response plans and capabilities and work alongside state partners at the California Department of Water Resources to stay ready for a flood emergency. The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is a web of channels, islands and levees at the heart of California’s water supply system that serves as many as 25 million people. It is also at high risk for flooding. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers trains to always be ready to offer technical expertise and engineering solutions that help local and state agencies respond quickly in an emergency and minimize impacts to the public, property and water supply.