Bureau of Indian Affairs
(U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs)
Lauer Dam Rehabilitation Project
EA - Environmental Assessment
Lauer Dam is located on a tributary of the North Fork of the Pit River approx 15 miles northeast of Alturas in Modoc County, CA. Lauer Dam was constructed in 1895, and purchased in trust for the Tribe to augment their irrigation program in 1953. The BIA has documented the poor condition of Lauer Dam. The Dam has deteriorated over the years to the extent that it does not meet current dam safety requirements and has been designated a high-hazard structure due to the potential for loss of life following a failure. The preferred alternative (and Least Environmentally Damaging Practicable Alternative) to rehabilitate the Dam is to construct a new embankment just downstream of the existing dam and to modify the spillway.
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