Federal government evaluates seismic safety of Oregon dam

05/12/2009 | Oregonian (Portland), The

Concerns about a possible earthquake have prompted the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to evaluate the safety of Oregon's Scoggins Dam. Scientists recently learned there is a possibility of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake along the fault that runs under the dam. The study's results are likely to influence a plan to raise the height of the dam by 40 feet.

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