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Raising Shasta Dam and the Flooding of a “Cathedral”

KQED Science | September 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

Raising Shasta Dam and the Flooding of a “Cathedral”

A plan to raise the height of Shasta Dam hangs over a small tribe of Indians who say it would drown their cultural heritage.

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Should California’s Biggest Reservoir Be Even Bigger?

KQED Science | July 19, 2013 | 2 Comments

Should California’s Biggest Reservoir Be Even Bigger?

Water planners are exploring the possibility of expanding Shasta Dam, a concrete slab across the Sacramento River that forms California's largest reservoir, Shasta Lake. A $1 billion proposal to raise the dam by as much as 18 and a half feet would expand the reservoir's capacity by 634,000 acre feet, enough to supply more than a million families for a year.

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