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Public Meeting Scheduled: Reclamation proposes Boca Dam modification project

A public meeting to solicit comments on both documents will be held Tuesday, Jan.16, 2018, 6-8 PM

Post Date:01/12/2018 3:00 PM

Reclamation proposes Boca Dam modification project

 A public meeting to solicit comments on both documents will be held:

Background:

Based upon extensive engineering analysis, Boca Dam is at risk from structural failure during an earthquake due to the presence of sand and gravel within the dam?s foundation. Reclamation proposes to excavate material from within Boca Reservoir to construct a shear key and stability berm on the downstream face of the dam, and modify the spillway crest structure. Boca Reservoir will be temporarily lowered to elevation 5,581 feet (NAVD88) in the first year of construction from June 15 to November 15, 2019. Construction will conclude by October 2020. The project will reduce seismic risks and meet Reclamation?s interim public protection guidelines.

More information and the link to the Environmental assessment is available here:  https://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=27372