Oroville Dam Status

30 03 2017

Checking out what happened after government authorities opened that spillway last week…

March 26 report from Leak Project (who shoot video in person at the site)
Breaking News & Exclusive Footage, Oroville Spillway, Near Catastrophic Failure.

LINK – http://youtu.be/Yhor5-AP9OQ

29 March New DWR Spillway Footage

LINK –  http://youtu.be/55S3RfTRD24

The Mercury NewsLake Oroville rises slowly as spillway flows halted

” . . . As of Tuesday afternoon, Lake Oroville’s surface elevation was just above 837 feet, which is about 64 feet below the lip of the emergency spillway.

Inflow into the lake peaked at nearly 22,000 cfs Tuesday afternoon. With inflows higher than outflows, the lake had risen a little more than a foot in the 24 hours after the spillway was shut off.

The main spillway will be used again once the lake level rises to about 860 feet, officials have said.”

ChicoER News Lake Oroville turbine, out of order since 2015, inoperable for rest of year

During the Oroville Dam spillway crisis, the state Department of Water Resources has frequently said the Hyatt Powerplant was releasing flows at maximum capacity, but technically, that’s impossible.

Inside the hydroelectric plant are six turbines, machines that produce power by water flowing through a wheel or motor. And one of those turbines has been out of commission since August 2015.”

Napa Valley RegisterUnheeded warnings, past and future – and their big consequences

” . . . During the heavy rains of February, when a crisis caused by a poorly-built spillway at the Oroville Dam drew worldwide headlines, the San Jose neighborhood and areas around it suffered at least $50 million of avoidable damage to private property and about $23 million in public property damage. Some estimates of the total toll come to more than $100 million.

That’s in addition to $22 million in emergency fixes the city and the Santa Clara Valley Water District now propose.”


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30 03 2017
flyingcuttlefish

31 03 2017
flyingcuttlefish

The Mercury NewsEditorial: DWR’s handling of Oroville Dam crisis keeps getting worse

” . . . something like the crumbling of a spillway shouldn’t be treated as an inevitability by the agency that supposedly manages it. . . “

31 03 2017
Keith C. Mandeville

California DWR embedded video is informative–about 46 inch water content.
“Far above Average | Snowpack Update | Lake Oroville Dam Update 3-30-17” on ebuTuoY.

1 04 2017
flyingcuttlefish

NOTE: More links for live snow data etc. and river levels is here –
https://flyingcuttlefish.wordpress.com/2017/02/20/dam-watch/

31 03 2017
Keith C. Mandeville

I’ll try again, without ebuTuoY video. This time comment will post.
California DWR embedded video is informative–about 46 inch water content.
“Far above Average | Snowpack Update | Lake Oroville Dam Update 3-30-17” on ebuTuoY.

31 03 2017
flyingcuttlefish

I will look in the bin….

1 04 2017
flyingcuttlefish

1 04 2017
Keith C. Mandeville

I watched a video on another channel about this same Sacremento Bee document this morning.
“BREAKING 🔴 Oroville Dam reports KEPT SECRET!! Congressional hearings? Lake reservoir” on ebuTuoY.
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This video gives no facts, yet. Cassondra, a resident of Oroville, just announces that she will seek the truth. I’ve subscribed to her channel to see what kind of information she uncovers and am looking forward to some video footage by a local.
“Lets Get the FACTS about OROVILLE DAM 3-31-17” on ebuTuoY.

6 04 2017
Keith C. Mandeville

Flyingcuttlefish is having problems accessing her blog. again.
Officials inform the public about events that are occurring and will occure on/at the Oroville dam.
“Incident Press Briefing | Lake Oroville Spillway 4-6-17” on ebuTuoY.

6 04 2017
flyingcuttlefish

I have super slow internet connection … (sigh)
Here is what I found …

6 04 2017
flyingcuttlefish

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