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Oroville Dam & California under siege by 4 impending Storms
The Watchers – Mandatory evacuations ordered in parts of California
…A FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM PST THURSDAY FOR COLUSA…YOLO…SUTTER…
As levees breach downstream drivers will face more detours – PHOTO
The big storm Monday made snow in the mountains but it didn’t add to the water in the rivers because it froze. So it will add to the water later. High winds Tuesday might keep repair helping choppers out of the sky. They were delivering the rocks to plug holes.
“For the first time in 20 years, the spillway gates of the Don Pedro Reservoir were opened Monday as the heavy rain pounded northern California, with some areas receiving more than 6 inches.” (lots of headlines about this spillway)
” . . . A pre-evacuation advisory was issued for several roads near downtown North Fork after water discharges from Bass Lake increased and threatened to swell rivers. The sheriff’s office says residents who live in the area should be ready to leave quickly if conditions worsen.
In Oroville, where heavy rains recently damaged the reservoir spillway and forced the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people, officials say waters are receding behind the dam, and the reservoir is at 81 percent capacity with room for incoming runoff.” (We have big doubts about this 81% figure. Video on late Monday shows water to the brim of the dam – FC)
LINK – http://youtu.be/gFkm5Jzpd2E
RECENT WATER LEVEL CHART [PDF] for dams
RECENT (Midnight) CHART [PDF] for Oroville dam
We are getting a “NO DATA AVAILABLE” sign on empty charts.
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The CDCC server may be too busy to show all the data.
Sacramento time zone CLOCK