California’s Anderson Dam Has Seismic Stability Issues

‘The Santa Clara Valley Water District has received preliminary findings from an ongoing seismic stability evaluation for Anderson Dam that detail part of the dam could experience “significant slumping” if a 7.25 magnitude earthquake were to occur on the Calaveras Fault within about a mile of the dam.’ [Source: via Association of State Dam Safety Officials]

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  1. There are two issues here :
    (1) Why this prophecy now, what credible seismic event/EQ was considered while designing the project layout, if presence of Calaveras Fault in vicinity as close as ~1.6km was known?
    (2) Now with this info, what stabilisation strategy is being adopted/conceived to tackle this scenario?

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