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Corps completes final rock blasting for Folsom Dam spillway
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Corps completes final rock blasting for Folsom Dam spillway
Blasting crews place explosive charges in the Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway foundation in Folsom, Calif., April 9 in preparation for one of the final rock blasts to loosen rock and soil for removal. With the completion of rock blasting on April 13, daily road closures of Folsom Lake Crossing bridge are no longer required. “Thank you to everyone for your patience and for working with us during the road closures as we continue to work toward reducing flood risk for the Sacramento region,” resident engineer Jon Revolinsky said. The Sacramento District will now shift its focus to construction of the spillway's control structure, essentially a second dam. The spillway is scheduled to be ready for use in 2017 and will allow Folsom Dam to release water sooner and more safely, helping reduce flood risk for the Sacramento region. (U.S. Army photo by Michael J. Nevins/Released)
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