Fault Line Threatening Dams
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by Monica McLelland
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Choose the answer that best completes the sentence below: The new Calaveras Dam has been engineered to prevent it from breaking during an earthquake. _________, it is being strengthened, in part, by having zones of compacted material, including a thicker core of impermeable clay.
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Why did the owner of the Calaveras Reservoir decide to build a replacement dam?

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Why is it especially dangerous that close to 1,100 dams rated as having high or significant risk of failure are located in California? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.

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Imagine you've been placed in charge of a large project to repair or replace over 2,170 dams in the United States that are considered deficient.

Explain what you would consider in your decision about which dams to repair or replace first.

Use information from the text to support your answer

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