California may replace historic dam

10/4/2009 | Oakland Tribune (Calif.), The

Officials in California are considering an extensive construction project aimed at replacing the 210-foot-high Calaveras Dam and restoring steelhead trout. They say the earth-filled dam, built in 1925, could collapse during an earthquake, and that a $409 million project to replace it could save lives. The state has already drained the reservoir to just 40% of capacity. Environmental studies on the project are expected this week.

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