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  • Flooding could cause Virginia dam to break; evacuations underway in Lynchburg

    08/03/2018 6:56:10 AM PDT · by bgill · 16 replies
    NewsChannel5 ^ | Aug. 3, 2018 | CNN
    A dire warning from the National Weather Service has forced an evacuation around the College Lake Dam in Lynchburg, Virginia. A flash flood warning issued Thursday night by the NWS reports "if a complete failure of the dam occurs, the water depth at Lynchburg could exceed 17 feet in 7 minutes." The area impacted would be the city of Lynchburg, which is one mile downstream from the dam. An updated report issued just after midnight by the NWS said the dam has not failed, and is being closely monitored by emergency personnel for any signs of structural failure." Lynchburg Water...
  • LVMPD: Man with a gun on Hoover Dam bridge

    06/15/2018 12:58:08 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 38 replies
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — According to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, units are responding to report of a person with a gun at Hoover Damn on the bridge.
  • Landslide near North Carolina's Lake Tahoma dam sparks evacuations

    05/30/2018 5:18:13 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 18 replies
    NBC FakeNews ^ | May 30, 2018 Updated 7:23 AM ET | Kurt Chirbas and Alice Tidey
    The National Weather Service said a flash flood emergency was in place for McDowell County including the city of Marion, which is home to around 7,800 people, and Old Fort, which has a population of 900. Authorities urged residents to seek higher ground immediately.
  • Memo Shows Seven State-Operated Dams Need a Closer Look in Wake of Oroville Dam Incident

    02/06/2018 2:28:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Feb 5, 2018 | Stephen Stock, Rachel Witte and Michael Horn
    NBC Bay Area obtained a memo written by engineers at California’s Department of Water Resources (DWR) in June 2017 that raises safety questions involving seven dams owned and operated by the agency. The memo was sent by DWR to the state’s Division of Safety of Dams and copied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which oversees dam safety and regulation around the country. It states the seven dams are in need of immediate evaluation. The memo questions whether the seven dams, which are similar in age, design and construction to Oroville Dam, may have, “potential geologic, structural or performance issues...
  • DWR could have lost control of Oroville spillway gates during crisis

    01/24/2018 11:12:17 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 4 replies
    Chico Enterprise-Record ^ | 1/24/18 | Risa Johnson
    The state Department of Water Resources could have lost control of the spillway radial gates for days during the Oroville Dam crisis if crucial power lines had gone down, according to department officials. DWR leaders Cindy Messer and Joel Ledesma stated this Jan. 10 during a legislative oversight hearing on the dam at the State Capitol. This has since led some local groups to wonder why there was no backup power supply. Representatives of Friends of the River, the Sierra Club, South Yuba River Citizens League, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance and American Whitewater filed a letter with the Federal Energy...
  • Failed Oroville Dam Spillway designed by inexperienced grad student in the 1960s

    01/11/2018 9:52:11 AM PST · by bkopto · 49 replies
    next big future ^ | 1/11/2018 | brian wang
    California’s Department of Water Resources was blasted in an independent report for having a culture of complacency and incompetence that contributed to last year’s near-disaster at Oroville Dam. The full 584 page independent forensic team report is here. The agency’s largest water storage site and the nation’s tallest dam at Lake Oroville fell into disrepair. In February, pounding rain and large water releases caused the reservoir’s spillway to collapse. A back-up spillway also failed. Fears that water would pour uncontrollably downstream prompted the evacuation of 180,000 people. The independent panel of safety experts said the dam was badly built from...
  • Human error played a role in Oroville Dam spillway failure, report finds

    01/05/2018 8:00:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    L A Times ^ | Jan 05, 2018 | 5:35 PM | Ralph Vartabedian
    Complacency, bureaucracy and an inadequate safety culture led to the failure last year of the Oroville Dam spillway, according to an independent investigation report released Friday. The findings point to human error by a number of organizations but say that the dam's owner, the California Department of Water Resources, was "significantly overconfident and complacent about the integrity of its State Water Project civil infrastructure, including dams." It describes the department as an "insular organization which inhibited accessing industry knowledge and developing needed technical expertise." Within the department, the engineering division clashed with the operations and maintenance staff, resulting in a...

    10/27/2017 9:14:10 PM PDT · by repentant_pundit · 108 replies ^ | Oct. 27, 2017 |
    RUSH TRANSCRIPT: COOPER: "David, how serious is this for the Trump Administration?" GERGEN: "Well, it certainly looks like the dam is starting to break, Anderson, after a long while. I think we're going to be in expense suspense over the next couple of days as to what charges are. If they're about money laundering that's going to send a shutter through the warehouse. What that'll suggest is two things, first of all, the president has been wrong there's nothing to this. There's probably cause to believe in Mueller's mind that in fact crimes were committed. And in that zone --...
  • 8th turbine in Euphrates Dam on probation (Tabqa Syria)

    09/27/2017 7:53:29 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    ANHA Hawar News Agency ^ | 09.26.2017 16:34 | D.H ANHA
    AL-TABQA- The Euphrates Dam Administration announced that a new advance has been achieved after placing the 8th turbine at the pilot stage of rotation after a month and a half of completing the 3rd turbine repair, and after the dam has been damaged by IS mercenaries. The turbine is expected to produce an electric power of 100 megawatts per hour which is considered an achievement with very limited potential.The engineer administrative in the Euphrates Dam Ali al-Rawy stated that this turbine has been repaired by the efforts of 250 workers in the dam, and by the support of the...
  • Dam washed away - June Lake, near Mammoth CA

    06/19/2017 8:33:31 AM PDT · by null and void · 58 replies
    Local firefighter | nully
    The dam at June lake started to fail at about 10:00 last night. Hot weather, snow melt, followed by thunderstorms. Many cabins washed away, evacuation orders in place. More hot weather due.
  • Syria conflict: 'Huge explosion' rocks Damascus airport

    04/26/2017 11:09:50 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 57 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/27/2017 | BBC
    A large explosion has hit an area near Damascus International Airport, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says. "The blast was huge and could be heard in Damascus," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the UK based monitoring group. The airport lies about 25km (15 miles) south-east of Syria's capital. The blast was reportedly followed by a large fire. There is no word on casualties. The cause is unclear......
  • The strategic Euphrates Dam stops working and the “Islamic State” organization still controls its

    03/26/2017 2:12:03 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 53 replies
    Syria Observatory of Human Rights ^ | 26/03/2017 | none stated
    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was informed by several reliable sources that the Euphrates Dam which is located on the Euphrates River north of al-Tabaqa city in the western countryside of al-Raqqah has stopped working, the reasons are still unknown until now, where the sources of the observatory suggested that the Dam has stopped because of a power outage, which is being generated from the dam automatically, also the intersecting sources confirmed to the Syrian observatory for Human Rights that the main body of the Dam and the main turbines are still under the control the “Islamic State” organization...
  • Report: California's Oroville dam’s main spillway must be repaired by November

    03/23/2017 7:48:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/23/2017 | John Sexton
    The Oroville dam has largely faded out of the news in the past few weeks but the crisis is not over yet. A report on the safety of the dam concluded: “A very significant risk would be incurred if the Gated Spillway is not operational by November 1.” November 1 is the start of the next rainy season. From the Associated Press: Officials with the state Department of Water Resources, which operates the dam, fear a huge rupture that opened in the main spillway could expand to cripple the flood gates that send out controlled releases of water and...
  • US-backed SDF fighters capture Tabqah Dam near Raqqa in a behind enemy lines operation

    03/23/2017 7:14:53 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    ARA News ^ | March 23, 2017 | Wladimir van Wilgenburg
    The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), with their Syrian Arab Coalition fighters, launched a multi-pronged offensive behind enemy lines on Wednesday to liberate the Tabqah Dam in Syria from ISIS. Apache helicopters, U.S. Marine artillery and special operation troops were part of this operation to drop SDF fighters near Tabqa.“The Coalition supported this offensive with air movement and logistical support, precision airstrikes, Apache helicopters in close air support, Marine artillery, and special operations advice and assistance to SDF leadership,” the US-led coalition said in a statement.“Over the last four months, the Coalition has conducted more than 300 airstrikes around Tabqah...
  • .@CJTFOIR statement on the #Tabqah Dam OP: “There is nothing easy about this – it takes audacity &

    03/22/2017 12:37:17 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Konstantin Krammer ^ | 22 Mar 2017 | CJTFOIR
    .@CJTFOIR statement on the #Tabqah Dam OP: “There is nothing easy about this – it takes audacity & courage. And the SDF has that in spades.”
  • Reports Coming From Syria About Surprise US Airborne Op To Capture Tabqa Dam & Cut ISIS Exit Route

    03/22/2017 8:10:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Twitter ^ | 03/22/17
    Reports coming from Syria about US airborne op to cut Raqqa-Aleppo highway+landing via Euprhates river near Tabqa,38.59222412109376   Reports of 500 US and SDF fighters airlifted east Euphrates to control al-Tabqa dam and cut IS Raqqa exit route east Syria
  • Remote Viewing March 2017: Farsight Predictions [Oroville Dam]

    03/17/2017 11:55:02 PM PDT · by ponygirl · 14 replies
    Farsight Press ^ | 17 Mar 2017 | self
    I ran across this video and eventually ended up watching several in the series. This is a group (Farsight) that runs experiments in “remote viewing,” something I was not very familiar with, and some of the predictions have been quite interesting (ie, the John Podesta speech on Nov. 8; the riots at the inauguration, which were hand-illustrated in accurate detail; the prison riot and breakout in Delaware; the Queen suffering from dementia and wandering lost in the palace; and the beginning of a problem at the Oroville dam—which the Viewer thought was a ship, and yet his drawing looked exactly...

    03/08/2017 5:38:07 AM PST · by waus · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3/8/2017 | waus
    New video just put out by Ca. DWR shows work to date performed over the past weekend. Great video showing damage and construction.
  • Dramatic new images show scale of damage to Oroville spillway

    02/28/2017 10:33:18 PM PST · by AzNASCARfan · 43 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/28/2017 | Peter Fimrite
    I cant copy and paste anything from the article... Probably some way around them disabling that function, but you will just have to go read it on their site, but there is a ton of new images now that the flow got shut off on the main spillway.
  • If Oroville Dam Failed, Residents Likely Would Not Be Advised in Time

    02/19/2017 2:05:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 19, 2017
    Communities immediately downstream of California's Lake Oroville dam would not receive adequate warning or time for evacuations if the 770-foot-tall dam itself — rather than its spillways — were to abruptly fail, the state water agency that operates the nation's tallest dam repeatedly advised federal regulators a half-decade ago. Regulators at the time recommended that state officials implement more public-warning systems, carry out annual public education campaigns and work to improve early detection of any problems at the dam. Six years later, state and local officials have adopted some of the recommendations, including automated warnings via reverse 911 calls to...