Anderson Ranch Dam

The Anderson Ranch Dam in Idaho will be raised to increase its water storage capacity.

The projected cost of raising the Anderson Ranch Dam is substantially higher than estimated in a feasibility study three years ago, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials told the Idaho Water Resource Board.

The jump from about $83 million to $124.8 million reflects higher costs for construction materials and labor and more detail as design work progresses, Reclamation officials said.

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