This just in … Reclamation Transmits to Congress Final Report on Proposed Shasta Dam Raise

From the Bureau of Reclamation:

ReclamationThe Bureau of Reclamation transmitted to Congress today the Final Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation.

The report describes the technical, environmental, economic, and financial evaluations prepared to date for alternatives to raise Shasta Dam, located approximately 10 miles northwest of Redding, Calif. The report also identifies next steps to identify construction cost-share partners and project financing, and to develop the Recommended Plan.

The project is intended to increase water supply and water supply reliability for agricultural, municipal and industrial, and environmental purposes and increase survival of anadromous fish populations in the upper Sacramento River.

Public Law 108-361 (2004) required the Secretary of the Interior to conduct feasibility studies of enlarging Shasta Dam and Reservoir, consistent with the CALFED Record of Decision (ROD) and the 1983 Economic and Environmental Principles and Guidelines for Water and Related Land Resources Implementation Studies.

The Investigation is one of four active surface storage feasibility studies identified in the CALFED ROD. The final reports are available for public review at




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