In case you missed it (we kinda did), in November 2018 the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was created.
Geologists with the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation have begun extracting core samples from on, around and deep within Shasta Dam in California, in preparation for a proposed dam raise.
The contract is included as part of an electrical life extension and modernization project at the Shasta and Keswick hydroelectric power plants in California.
The lease comes as various parties are working to prevent the plant's closure.
The Hopi Tribe and coal mining groups last month sue the operator of an Arizona aqueduct system to halt the plant's closure.
CAP officials have said purchasing power from natural gas plants are cheaper.
The 2,250-MW plant is set to close next year and the prospects of new ownership depend on finding someone to purchase the electricity.
It’s been more than 80 years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated Bolder Dam, which was renamed Hoover Dam more than decade later.