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Current Event - Brad Rogers BRAE 236 Current Event 16 October 2011 Folsom Lake Spillway The city of Folsom is currently in the process of designing

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Brad Rogers BRAE 236 Current Event 16 October 2011 Folsom Lake Spillway The city of Folsom is currently in the process of designing and building a new spillway for Folsom Lake. It is being built adjacently to the previously existing Folsom Dam as a form of flood control. The spillway is going to be controlled by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and they will control the water levels as they see fit. The new spillway is scheduled for completion in 2015, and will be the new primary source of flood control for Folsom and its surrounding areas. On July 17, 1995 one of the Folsom Dam spillway gates broke and water gushed out of it uncontrollably. Nearly 40 percent of Folsom Lake drained out past the broken gate before it could be repaired. None of Folsom or its surrounding areas suffered any flooding luckily, however there was over 20 million dollars of repairs done on the dam in order to fix the broken gate. They found that it was a problem with the rolling pins in the gates. There was a design
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This note was uploaded on 11/26/2011 for the course BRAE 236 taught by Professor Styles during the Spring '08 term at Cal Poly.

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