Plan For Taller Shasta Dam Halted Over Risk To The McCloud

Dealing a short-term setback to the Trump administration’s plan to raise the height of one of California’s tallest dams – and inundate a scenic and protected river – a state judge barred the project’s main investor from completing a crucial environmental report.

In a win for the state’s lawyers, the order prevents Fresno-based Westlands Water District from finishing the reporting it will need if it decides to help the feds with the $1.3 billion cost of raising Shasta Dam in Northern California.

A Bureau of Reclamation spokesperson said the project will move forward despite the ruling.

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