Feds want to raise dam, expand reservoir to improve water reliability State officials, environmental groups say plan violates California law A plan to raise and expand California’s largest reservoir is on hold as federal officials look for partners to share in the $1.4 billion cost. The federal Bureau of Reclamation also must grapple with opponents who have sued, saying the Shasta Dam project violates state law. The bureau has long-pushed to raise its 602-foot Shasta Dam by 18.5 feet and enlarge the reservoir by 630,000 acre-feet, saying it would increase water supply reliability and reduce flood risks. An acre-foot is about 326,000 gallons of water.
https://www.waternewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/water-news-network.png 0 0 Brentan Reynolds https://www.waternewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/water-news-network.png Brentan Reynolds2019-08-12 10:12:452019-08-21 10:23:44California’s Shasta Dam Project Hits Financial, Legal Snags