Bureau of Reclamation still seeking comment on Fresno Dam project


Last updated 8/30/2021 at 11:59am

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A man fishes alongside his dog at the base of Fresno Dam in March 2019. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has extended a public comment period for proposed work on the dam.

The Montana Bureau of Reclamation has extended the comment period on an environmental assessment for a Safety of Dams modification project scheduled for Fresno Dam in the coming years.

BOR Engineer Steve Darlinton, the project manager for the Fresno Dam Modification Project, said the bureau is always running assessments on dams throughout the U.S. and the last evaluation of Fresno Dam in 2013 indicated that it did need some updates to increase safety.

Darlinton said it's important for people to know that there is no immediate danger posed by the dam, but the threat of a failure has risen...

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