Monday, February 13, 2017

Oroville dam spillway crisis could have been avoided

   Over 180,000 people have received immediate evacuation orders for Oroville and other towns just below the Oroville Dam after another hole was detected in the spillway late yesterday.

   There have been a lot of questions about how this could have been avoided. The emergency spillway had NEVER been used and apparently not enough testing and investigations into the stability of the dam has been done, even though we have had 6 long drought years.  WHY???


Anonymous said...

In 2005 three independent organizations filed formal complaints with Federal Government regarding the stability of this emergency spillway. There requests for concrete were tuned down by the Feds with an explanation the dam and spillways were built correctly and to last. This is the first time since 1968 that this emergency spillway has ever been used or needed. It dumps all excess water on an earthen dam which erodes quickly. Because they were to cheap to install some concrete for the water to flow over, 200000 people were put at risk

Anonymous said...

Too busy with Jerry's crazy train. Think of the maintenance those millions of dollars would have provided.

And we're letting the rest of California's infrastructure deteriorate while he spends $25 million on illegal aliens.

Anonymous said...

This was LONG before "Jerry's train" - nothing to do with it. ARNOLD S. was in when this came about.