Accession Number:

ADA635894

Title:

Engineers at the Golden Gate: A History of the San Francisco District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 1866-1980

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CORPS OF ENGINEERS SAN FRANCISCO CA SAN FRANCISCO DISTRICT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

468.0

Abstract:

This history represents the first comprehensive written and pictorial record of the Corps of Engineers in northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area. Since the early days of the Gold Rush, Army engineers have played an integral in the mammoth task of opening up the west and developing irs vital water resource. The story describes how progress has been achieved mainly through the Army engineers developing working relationships with local governing officials, community groups and private citizens. This same spirit of cooperation has continued to our present day activities. Although the Corps mission and responsibilities have greatly increased to keep pace with the water-oriented needs of expanding metropolitan and rural community areas, we have also continued our role as chief steward of this areas coastline, it sports, harbors and rivers. The district maintains the navigation channels, develop water and energy resources and improves flood plain management while preserving the natural environment and cultural heritages, and increasing recreational opportunities.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE