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Idaho approves $3 million to study raising Boise River dams

Associated Press

BOISE – Idaho officials have approved spending $3 million to help pay for a federal study to increase the height of three dams on the Boise River.

The Capital Press reported that the Idaho Water Resources Board on Tuesday approved paying for half of the $6 million study that requires a 50 percent non-federal match.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation study will look at raising Anderson Ranch Dam by 6 feet, Arrowrock Dam by 10 feet and Lucky Peak Dam by 4 feet.

That would result in an additional 60,000 acre-feet of storage capacity in the system that can now store about 1 million acre-feet.

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