Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA)

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New Melones and the Stockton East Controversy

In 1979, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tested and unveiled New Melones, the last unit to be added to the Central Valley Project (CVP), which had just finished construction at the end of 1978. New Melones Dam inundated a section of the Stanislaus River in the Sierra Nevada foothills to create a 2.4 million … Continue reading


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