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New office for Kern River Rangers in Kernville breaks ground

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Posted at 4:03 PM, Oct 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-25 19:03:44-04

Community leaders and government partners gathered Tuesday to break ground on the new Kern River Ranger Station.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded $8.58 million to Macro-Z Technology in July for the construction of the 5,500-square-foot administrative building and 2,700-square-foot warehouse space to be located at the Kernville Work Center.

The U.S. Forest Service facilities sit on the footprint of the 300-foot-wide emergency spillway to be built as part of the Isabella Lake Dam Safety Modification Project.

Dam modifications are scheduled to begin in 2017.