Trump administration pushing for $1.3-billion Shasta Dam expansion

The Trump administration is pushing for a $1.3 billion expansion of the 602-foot Shasta Dam in Northern California, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The administration is interested in heightening the towering Shasta Dam the equivalent of nearly two stories. However, California is dead-set against the plan as state law prohibits the 602-foot New Deal-era structure from getting any taller, according to the publication.

Despite opposition from the state, the White House plans to spend $20 million on preconstruction activities in 2019 on design and other “preconstruction” activities at Shasta Dam.

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