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Perris Dam Seismic Upgrades Underway
     
State Water Project Contractors check out the construction underway to upgrade the seismic safety of Perris Dam in Southern California. DWR's Division of Engineering and Operations and Maintenance staff show the blasting of the access road and rock processing in the quarry to provide material for construction of a new stability berm. Lake Perris, located 90 miles east of Los Angeles in Riverside County, is the southernmost reservoir on the State Water Project and holds drinking water supplies for millions of Southern Californians served by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Coachella Valley Water District and the Desert Water Agency. For more information about construction progress and its impacts, visit website at http://www.water.ca.gov/lakeperris/

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