California water officials say they have awarded a contract to repair Oroville Dam’s two damaged spillways to a Nebraska construction company.
The Department of Water Resources announced that Kiewit Corp. of Omaha was awarded a $275 million contract to repair the state’s second largest reservoir.
Kiewit made the lowest bid of the three companies but its offer is still higher than the $231 million estimated by the department. The department said Saturday it estimated repair costs at $220 million but corrected that figure on Monday after finding an error.
Officials have said they want to have the work done by Nov. 1.
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