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Archive 2023 · #1060 Even After 54 Years, Safety in the USA is Still #1!

  
 
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In 1968, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation built the BF Sisk Earthen Dam to hold back one of the largest reservoirs in California. Recently, it was discovered that several faults run through the dam and the San Andreas runs only a few miles away. With safety in mind, the "Bureau" decided it was worth spending tens of Millions to retrofit the dam to assure that the dam would not fail in a major San Andreas earthquake, or a smaller quake located IN the dam. This work is being done today as this photo was taken last Wednesday. Here they were installing a new seismically safe drain system from the base to assure that the dam can drain after a large earthquake. It's part of a much larger project which includes raising the dam 12 feet to account for seismic sinking.
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