Skip to comments.Complete failure at Oroville Dam
Posted on 03/18/2019 10:42:12 AM PDT by rktman
The $1.1 billion spent to repair Oroville Dam is failing as water is seeping through the rebuilt spillway threatens new mass evacuations over the risk of the dam collapsing.
According to national dam expert Scott Cahill of Watershed Services of Ohio, Oroville Dam is on the same failure track as in 2017, with visible water seepage trickling from the foot of the dam and dozens of points along the dam's principal spillway. Cahill warns that warming temperatures magnified by precipitation is a growing threat to the dam.
American Thinker reported on March 1 that the Sierra snow pack was at a record 113 inches, but another 44 inches fell in the next 10 days. With temperatures spiking this week to 75 degrees in the valleys and 41 degrees in the high mountains, dam inflows are running twice the outflows, and the water levels rose from 800 to 839 feet.
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Prayers for folks that could be affected by this.
When it fails it will be Trump’s fault.
(It doesn’t take a psychic to predict that.)
Oh dear, those brilliant, clever Californians. So much smarter than everyone else.
They were going to put up their own satellite to prove man-made global warming, remember?
Put up $3B for fetal-stem-cell research to stick it in Bush ‘43’s eye. Got zip to show for it, but a bunch of well-connected investors had a good time. Of course they showed their generous appreciation to the Democrat politicians who voted for it.
The small towns and exurbans who live downstream are strongly Republican, IIRC. State government says "move 'em out!"
Mexico needs Lebensraum. Espacio vital, I mean.
A CA problem they will want all 57 states to pick up tab.
California has been kicking the can down the street on water storage safety and capacity for decades. The influx of illegals into the state and subsequent strain on all resources, including water, has sped up this crisis.
American Thinker is guilty of sensational headline creation.
From the comments:
What this dam needs is a high speed train.
Heres a good view: http://www.parks.ca.gov/live/lakeorovillesra_spillway
Hope someone’s recording...
Live ‘stream’. I get it.
But, I hear if you share this link you’ll be arrested in NZ. Nothing bad is allowed to be shared now apparently. Just kittens and puppy links.
They waste billions on a so-called bullet train to nowhere but they can’t fix a frikkin’ damn?
So they can empty the lake in under a minute? I think somebody got their per-seconds wrong. Maybe 100,000 gallons per second? Anyone here know?
In 2011, Jerry Brown was told that the Orville Dam had problems. In 2014, he got a major water bond passed, which included money to fix the dam. He refused to fix the dam. Then we had major rains, the dam broke and he wanted Federal funds. President Trump cut out over $300 millionbecause the damage was due to unrepaired portions of the dam, known since the official report in 2011. Jerry Brown was trying to steal money from the Federal taxpayers, to finance his fraud in passing a bond and not spending the money as advertised.
This has been continuously ugly for 2 years, as to the condition of the dam, and for 60 years as to the water politics of CA.
Jerry moved the money to Pixley to build his Hooterville Trolley.
Thinkin it would take longer than that if the whole face let go.
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