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May 17, 2019 8:44 PM CST Oroville Dam

Oroville Dam Status & 1.4 million people could be impacted by flooding if 78 yr old Prado Dam fails


Oroville Dam
May 17, 2019 9:14 PM CST Oroville Dam
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May 17, 2019
21 Comments by: Bryan Cockfield
May 17, 2019

More than two years ago, the largest dam in the United States experienced a catastrophic failure of its main spillway, the primary means by which operators of the dam prevent the lake from cresting its pen. The spillway failure caused so much erosion that the hydroelectric plant could not operate, further worsening the situation. In a few days, the dam was finally put to its design limitations, and water began flowing down an emergency spillway that had never been used, prompting the evacuation of 188,000 people living in downstream communities.

Since the time that this crisis came to a head, crews have been working around the clock to repair the main and emergency spillways in order to ensure that one of the largest pieces of infrastructure in the wealthiest country in the world does not suffer a complete failure. The dam’s spillways were reopened recently on April 2, in time for this year’s snow melting, and so far everything looks good.

The repair work was a true feat of engineering, and perhaps a logistics miracle as well. The video below goes over a lot of the raw materials inputs that were needed, but the one that stuck out the most was that a dump truck full of roller-compacted concrete was emptied every five minutes over the entire course of the repair — enough to build a sidewalk from the Oroville Dam to Texas. Part of the reason for the use of such an incredible amount of concrete was that it wasn’t just used to repair the main spillway. An enormous “splash pad” for the emergency spillway was also constructed to limit erosion in the event that it must be used again. But the full change goes beyond concrete and rebar. Join me after the break as I try to wrap my mind around the full scope of the Oroville Dam repair.

May 18, 2019 5:36 PM CST Oroville Dam
Complete failure at Oroville Dam

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.
May 20, 2019 12:38 AM CST Oroville Dam
(4:36) Oroville Update Will it Over Top Again?
Will the authorities give the public, enough warning? Because they did NOT last time.
(1.4 million, will be affected)
A look at the fast rising reservoir inflow totals at Oroville Dam as there is a possibility that it will fill to capacity like it did in 2017, using the emergency spillway. Guardian changes lexicon to make climate change more scary
May 20, 2019 9:33 AM CST Oroville Dam
MustangWriterMustangWriterBoerne, Texas USA383 Threads 3 Polls 2,753 Posts

But then again...Cali needs a flushing real bad.
May 20, 2019 10:05 AM CST Oroville Dam
MustangWriter: Yikes.

But then again...Cali needs a flushing real bad.
It would be strategic time for America's enemies to strike. Especially the foreigners that are already here. #RedDawn
May 20, 2019 11:24 AM CST Oroville Dam
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May 21, 2019 7:45 AM CST Oroville Dam
It is up to you, stay or go

(13:46) OrovilleDam Update - May 20 2019 - HARD EVIDENCE - Please Read.
May 21, 2019
All the facts now exposed. Stop and read the pages, some old and some new. *It's your decision to stay or go,* I am just providing information to help you make that decision. I do not get paid, not monetized, no clickbait. Information provided by experts in the field of Dams, BOC reports, observed and other information obtained from concerned citizens. I pray for your safety
May 21, 2019 11:38 AM CST Oroville Dam
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May 23, 2019 12:31 PM CST Oroville Dam
Butte County concerned over lake levels

uh oh
May 23, 2019 12:41 PM CST Oroville Dam
MustangWriter: Yikes
Yikes is right. People have been warned for OVER a year.

Wake up California.. it is YOUR LOCAL, ELECTED, OFFICIALS CALL.
May 26, 2019 2:23 AM CST Oroville Dam
CossackCat: It is up to you, stay or go
#ButteCounty Sheriff at #OrovilleDam Ahead of Storm
As a MASSIVE  El Niñoweather system makes its way to #California, bringing SEVEN days of torrential rain and up to THREE feet of mountain snow, all eyes turn to the RISING WATER LEVELS at the Oroville Dam.
A period of strengthening trade winds that seemed set to end this year’s El Niño that brought a record 188 percent of average snow pack to California’s Sierra Mountains, reversed in mid-April to surge a bloom of heated water along the Equatorial Pacific and reawaken a late season El Niño that has a 70 probability of lasting through the summer
May 31, 2019 4:29 AM CST Oroville Dam
Oroville Dam Failure Is Imminent! Water Inflow Is Now Triple the Outflow Rate-Six Feet From Failure!

The California Department of Water Resources is maintaining that the Oroville Dam spillway is fine. This is a lie! They are working 24/7 on the dam. Hundreds are witnessing the deception. The Prado Dam, also in crisis is being managed by the Army Corps of Engineers

Why is the Oroville Dam under the control of the Federal government? 

uh oh
May 31, 2019 4:54 AM CST Oroville Dam
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Apr 10, 2020 10:47 AM CST Oroville Dam
any updates on this thing?
Apr 10, 2020 3:13 PM CST Oroville Dam
thumbs up

The "Spillway" was replaced with a $2 BILLION fund, and it DID NOT work.. it is leaking like a sive
Media has been talking and warning about it, off and on for 4 years. It was an election issue.

When it breaks it will effect millions. There will be
FoodShortages, Famine DollarCollaspe & Death

(More info., tonight w/ Dave Hodges and Paul Preston)
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