Critics of a proposed dam in a remote area of the Bear River Canyon upstream from Camp Far West reservoir, compare the dam to a Southern California project chronicled in the 1974 film Chinatown.
Tom Mooers is executive director of Sierra Watch in Nevada City.
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On Wednesday (June 27) the Nevada City Council considers sending a letter to the South Sutter Water District opposing the dam. If council members approve the letter, they’ll join Nevada County and Placer County Supervisors in taking a stand against the project.
Critics of the dam contend developer-dominated water districts in Southern California are paying for a study of the project through South Sutter, a small agricultural water district west of Lincoln.
South Sutter spokeswoman Kim Floyd could not be reached for comment.
The Nevada City Council meets Wednesday (June 27) at 6:30 p.m.