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20-mile replacement canal is preferred fix for the sagging Friant-Kern Canal

 •  by Lois Henry
Friant-Kern Canal near Pine Flat Dam, Feb. 2020. CREDIT: Lois Henry

A rapid-fire review of potential fixes to the Friant-Kern Canal favors building a replacement canal for 20 miles alongside the existing canal where land subsidence has caused it to sag, severely restricting water flow, according to final environmental documents released Friday.

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