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A state assembly bill that would fast-track the seismic retrofitting of Anderson Dam in northeast Morgan Hill unanimously passed committee last week.
Federal engineers have ordered Valley Water to speed up by one year its plans to drain and replace the Anderson Dam in Morgan Hill, citing earthquake dangers.
Experts are in the process of evaluating the design alternatives to retrofit Anderson Dam, which has been classified as seismically unsound.
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Although still in the planning stages, the potential price tag for the Anderson Dam retrofit project was bumped up from $110 million to now an estimated $185 million.
"Red Phone, is there an alarm system in place to warn nearby residents in the event Anderson Dam should fail in an earthquake? You know, something like cities along the Pacific Coast have in the event of a tsunami."