Saturday, March 31, 2007

Announcement: Folsom Dam Study released

Folsom Dam safety study released
- Bee Metro Staff
Published 12:00 am PDT Saturday, March 31, 2007

The final environmental study for a federal project to improve the safety of Folsom Dam and reduce the potential for flood damage has been released.

The document responds to questions raised during a review of the draft study, according to a news release issued Friday by the federal Bureau of Reclamation.

The study covers plans for an auxiliary spillway, a 3.5-foot raise and replacement of three emergency spillway gates to reduce potential flood damage; strengthening Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam to better withstand seismic activity; and security improvements.

The study is available online at .

To request a CD or bound copy, call Rosemary Stefani at (916) 978-5309 or send an e-mail to

Community meetings to discuss the projects are scheduled from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Folsom Rotary Clubhouse, 7150 Baldwin Dam Road, and 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Cavitt Junior High School, 7200 Fuller Drive, Granite Bay.