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Bass Lake celebrates dam improvement completion

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Jubilant business owners in Bass Lake have planned recreational activities to celebrate the first year, after four, that there will be no construction at Crane Valley Dam.

Pacific Gas & Electric Company celebrated the completion of its seismic retrofit project of the dam, which holds back Bass Lake, in a ceremony last month.

The 102-year-old dam was improved to meet current seismic safety standards and ensure the safety of the dam and residents of communities downstream.

To modernize the dam, PG&E and its contractors added approximately 300,000 cubic yards of rock fill on the upstream and downstream faces of the dam, and raised the dam crest by seven feet...


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