From USACE Sacramento District – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $114.4 million construction contract for the Folsom Dam Raise project to Folsom Dam Constructors (FDC), a joint venture of California Engineering Contractors, Inc. and Shimmick Construction Company. Folsom Dam main dam Constructors will be responsible for raising the and left and right wing dams up to 3.5 feet and modifying the eight spillway gates by adding top seals, strengthening the gates, and raising the gate piers.  Together, these measures will allow greater control of releases from the dam during large flood events and increase the temporary storage capacity of Folsom Lake that can be used to mitigate flooding for the greater Sacramento area. This will reduce the flood risk for 500,000 residents and $58 billion of assets downstream. (more)