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Putting SCC to the Test Putting SCC to the Test

In 1999, Congress authorized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) to design and construct modifications to the 1950s' era Folsom Dam near Sacramento, Calif., to increase the hydraulic performance of the existing outlets. A study of alternatives led the COE to decide to enlarge eight gates and add two new gates as the most cost-effective design. This approach would reduce the risk to this heavily populated area from one chance in 100 of flooding in any given year to one chance in 130. Read more

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