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Indian tribe vowing to stop major project at Shasta Dam




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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A small Indian tribe vows to stop a major project at Shasta Dam in Northern California.

The idea: add height to the 70-year-old dam. That would enlarge Shasta Lake, which has lost a lot of its volume to the drought.

Dan Brekke of the California Report says the trouble is, the federal government doesn't even recognize the tribe.



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