From The Porterville Recorder – Before the ceremony former Tulare County Supervisor Mike Ennis said he was glad Congressman Kevin McCarthy was going to be at the Phase 2 groundbreaking for the Tule River Spillway enlargement at Schafer Dam and Success Lake, on Friday. “This has been such a struggle for years,” Ennis said. “The Success Lake/Richard Schafer Dam had so many obstacles through the years. When the Corps thought the dam might be liquified, they were concerned. So they drilled 80 holes in the dam, and millions of dollars later the dam is fine. We are not on a fault line, no concerns there. “But the real plus is for public safety. The spillway will be raised 10 feet securing flood control and there will be more water storage so farmers will have more irrigation.” (more)