From The Union – California endures its fair share of deadly weather conditions, but what happened in 1997 was unlike much the state had seen before. After the 1997 floods, a study was conducted to determine the best way to avoid similar chaos, according to Yuba Water Agency Communications Manager Dede Cordell. The answer has come in the form of renovations to the New Bullards Bar Dam, which was originally created in 1970, and towers 650 feet above the North Yuba River. Today, as a result of the study and collaboration with consulting firm, GEI Consultants Inc., the Yuba Water Agency has committed to building a $160 million second spillway at the New Bullards Bar Dam. (more)

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