Reclamation begins planning process for modifying Fresno Dam


March 20, 2019

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

A man fishes Tuesday alongside his dog at the base of Fresno Dam about 10 miles west of Havre.

Bureau of Reclamation is looking into Options for plans to modify Fresno Dam on which the bureau intends to start construction within the next two to three years as part of its Dam Safety Program.

"Reclamation is currently evaluating alternatives to modify Fresno Dam," Reclamation Montana Area Manager Steve Davies said. "It's not because of damage that is there. The dam is fine, it's safe, we are under normal operations. But as part of our dam safety program, we've determined that, because of the age of the facility, the construction of the facility, we needed to make some modifications to...

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