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California Sues Over Plan to Raise Height of Shasta Dam (2)

May 14, 2019, 6:51 PMUpdated: May 15, 2019, 1:38 AM

California is taking the fight over raising the Shasta Dam in Northern California to court.

Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit against Westlands Water District in California Superior Court in Shasta County May 13 to block future planning and construction efforts to raise the level of the dam.

Shasta Lake provides flood control for the Sacramento Valley downstream of Shasta Dam and water outflow generates power through the Shasta Powerplant.

The federal Bureau of Reclamation overseas the largest reservoir in the state and has long-pushed the $1.4 billion enlargement project, saying increasing ...