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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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Is Raising Shasta Dam the Best Bet for California’s Water Supply?

KQED Science | August 16, 2013 | 4 Comments

Is Raising Shasta Dam the Best Bet for California’s Water Supply?

Shasta Lake is the largest reservoir in California, and government officials are completing plans to make it even larger by raising the height of the dam. But the expansion has sparked intense debates among local residents, Central Valley farmers, environmentalists, tribal groups and developers.

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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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