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Plan to raise Shasta Lake may hinge on Sacred River




Adding 18 feet to the height of Shasta Dam would inundate sacred sites of the Winnemem Wintu tribe, along the lower McCloud River in Shasta County.
Adding 18 feet to the height of Shasta Dam would inundate sacred sites of the Winnemem Wintu tribe, along the lower McCloud River in Shasta County.
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Moving forward with a proposal to raise the water level of California's biggest reservoir will have an array of spillover effects, not the least of which are on the rivers flowing into Shasta Lake, and the people who live, play and pray along them.

The McCloud River could be the key to whether the plan goes forward. The California Report's Craig Miller has the story.