Reclamation Releases Shasta Dam Winter Tour Schedule

Media Contact: Jeffrey McCracken, 916-978-5100

For Release: August 29, 2007

The Bureau of Reclamation announces its winter tour schedule for Shasta Dam tours. Beginning September 4, 2007, tours are offered at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Guests should park at the Shasta Dam Visitor Center. The tours start at the second elevator tower on the dam, and include an elevator ride down inside the dam with a short walk to the spillway area, and a view inside the power plant. Tours take approximately 1 hour.

Visitors are reminded that bags, electronic devices including cameras or cell phones, or any weapons, including small pocket knifes, are not allowed on the tour.

The Visitor Center is open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free historical movies are available in the auditorium, along with displays and exhibits explaining the construction story of the second largest dam in the country.

For more information, contact the Shasta Dam Visitor Center at 530-275-4463.

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