Friends of the River
Save the environment
A large reason against the auburn dam, is the cost. When this project started, it would have been $65 million, in 1958, The first proposal to the government was for $425 million, money the government refused to loan the money to Auburn. Today, the dam would cost $6 TO $10 billion. Yes billion with a B. With the money we don't have.
August 1st, 1975, an earthquake erupts for Oroville. 41 miles away, standing at 6.5, the dam was built to withstand a 7.0 earthquake but preformed poorly in the 6.5. The fault the earthquake came from was pronounced inactive. If the dam was put in place, and a 7.0 earthquake came from another "inactive" fault, image damage and flooding and lives lost because we overlooked a fault.