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Lake McClure Enhancement

May 14, 2018

Federal Legislation Helps to Advance Lake McClure Storage Enhancement in Mariposa County – Raising the Spillway:  “A bipartisan group of California Members of Congress has introduced legislation, H.R. 5726, that represents a critical step toward Merced Irrigation District’s (MID) goals of enhancing storage capacity at Lake McClure. The legislation was authored and introduced by Merced-area Rep. Jim Costa and was cosponsored by local Reps. Jeff Denham (R) and Tom McClintock (R), together with Davis-area Member John Garamendi (D).  The legislation would authorize the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to accept funding from the owners of non-federal reservoir projects in order to review and revise reservoir operation manuals, including flood-control criteria. The legislation does not direct an outcome for the review. Rather, it allows a thorough review of the project and its merits while taking into account new data and information related to the reservoir’s operations. … ”  Read more from the Sierra Sun Times here:  Federal Legislation Helps to Advance Lake McClure Storage Enhancement in Mariposa County – Raising the Spillway

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