Idaho approves $3 million to study raising Boise River dams

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ Idaho officials have approved spending $3 million to help pay for a federal study to increase the height of three dams on the Boise River.

The Capital Press reports ( that the Idaho Water Resources Board on Tuesday approved paying for half of the $6 million study that requires a 50 percent non-federal match.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation study will look at raising Anderson Ranch Dam by 6 feet, Arrowrock Dam by 10 feet and Lucky Peak Dam by 4 feet.

That would result in an additional 60,000 acre-feet of storage capacity in the system that can now store about 1 million acre-feet.