Tom McClintock of California introduced HR 934 a bill to remove from federal protection a short segment of the wild Merced River to allow for possible expansion of McClure reservoir by the Merced irrigation district (MID).
MID proposes to expand the McClure reservoir by raising the spillways of New Exchequer dam 10 feet. This means that the expanded reservoir, when full would be only 1 foot below the crest of the dam, creating a dangerous potential for catastrophic failure of the dam under flood conditions. Like what is happening now in Oroville. Call McClintock and ask him what he thinks of the proposal in the light of the Oroville damn tragedy.