Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Workshop to discuss raising of Shasta Dam

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is hosting a workshop at 6 p.m. tonight to discuss the proposal to raise Shasta Dam, the Record Searchlight reminds us. Last year a federal study determined it would be feasible to raise the dam by 18.5 feet, which would provide another 636,000 acre-feet of storage without interfering with the Interstate 5 bridge over Shasta Lake. Such a measure would need to be funded by Congress. Tonight's workshop will be held at the Holiday Inn in the Palomino Room, 1900 Hilltop Drive in Redding.

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