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Shasta Dam: same water war, new battle




Shasta Lake is the largest reservoir in California.
Shasta Lake is the largest reservoir in California.
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After a fairly dry year, California's fire watchers, including farmers fisherman and the folks who fight wild fires have to all be hoping for more rainfall this winter.

Meanwhile debate continues over California's biggest reservoir and whether it should be even bigger to stave off water shortages.

The idea to raise the height of Shasta dam has been bandied about for a decade and it's getting to decision time. But as KQED science editor Craig Miller reports, the controversy has not dried up.