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U.S. awards contract for Folsom Dam spillway work

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $16.6 million contract under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to modify the spillway piers and gates of Folsom Dam to resist seismic loadings. The project is part of Reclamation's Infrastructure Reliability and Safety of Dams improvements.

The 198.72-MW Folsom Dam hydro project is located on California's American River.

The work was awarded to Kiewit Pacific Co. of Concord, Calif. The company will make seismic improvements to the existing dam gates and piers, to include the installation of pier anchors and bracing, the replacement of existing gate arms and other equipment and preparation and support activities.

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