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Rodgers Crossing

The Rodgers Crossing Project was a major storage and power project to be situated on the main stem of the Kings River, approximately 21 miles upstream from the existing Pine Flat Dam and Reservoir.

As envisioned, the project would have consisted of a 640-foot high concrete gravity dam, a 737,000 acre-foot reservoir and a hydroelectric power plant containing two 155-megawatt generating units.

Plans for Rodgers Crossing were not far along when the project was suspended in 1986 following Congressional action that placed the foothill reservoir site into a special federal management area.

KRCD is permitted to resume studies of the project when it deems appropriate, but the dam, power plant and reservoir would require authorization by Congress to construct.

In 2001 when the central San Joaquin Valley experienced rolling blackouts and cost spiking, KRCD took another look at the Rodgers Crossing Project but determined it to be infeasible.