Oroville Dam Disaster Is Inevitable Due To Poor Design, Ridiculous Planning And Disregard Of Geology

28 04 2017

FEB. 13, 2017 post

A 1997 report from 30 years ago pointed out that the Oroville dam has poor flood control systems: This report was a Congressional hearing about water management and of course, how the Reagan dam projects in particular, are very poorly set up and are definitely prone to overtopping and collapse. . . “

” . . . So instead of keeping the Oroville dam water at roughly half or even two thirds full, they went for totally to the top!  This was a human error and now the dam will probably give way eventually, sooner rather than later. . . “

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A 1997 report from 30 years ago pointed out that the Oroville dam has poor flood control systems: This report was a Congressional hearing about water management and of course, how the Reagan dam projects in particular, are very poorly set up and are definitely prone to overtopping and collapse.  The history of the Oroville dam is most interesting to me at least, for I grew up in the Southwest and remember the Water Wars really good.  Note the book illustration shows a LA home perched right on the precipice, a cliff on the ocean!  HAHAHA.  On stilts, no less!

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28 04 2017
miningawareness

Sounds like a metaphor for Reagan as president, too – Reagan years destroying the country. It’s good you are keeping on this topic. I’m sure the people there appreciate it.

28 04 2017
flyingcuttlefish

I made a BIG mistake not starting out with first posts to the Bugle. It is more related to Bugle topics and it has turned into a giant story worthy of its own blog!
Oh, well …. due to so many prior stories I will keep it going on the FC blog.

28 04 2017
flyingcuttlefish

29 04 2017
flyingcuttlefish

The snowpack is still massive in May. Watch 5 years of Sierra snow from space [VIDEO]
http://www.sacbee.com/news/weather/article147557189.html

29 04 2017
flyingcuttlefish

30 04 2017
flyingcuttlefish

SOAPY STUFF…TOXIC BACTERIA?

30 04 2017
flyingcuttlefish

Sacramento Bee – Millions of gallons of sewage water poured into streams near Lake Berryessa
http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/the-public-eye/article147456269.html

30 04 2017
flyingcuttlefish

On Trinity Lake – 130 miles northwest of Oroville Dam
Another giant California dam has downstream residents worried
http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article147609839.html

“Trinity Lake, the state’s third-largest reservoir, was filled to 97 percent of its storage capacity Tuesday, and a snowpack estimated at 150 percent of normal still looms over the watershed.”

. . . Trinity Dam was the largest earthen dam in the world until it was eclipsed by Oroville. It sits on the Trinity River, 45 miles northwest of Redding, and just above Lewiston Lake, which was formed by a second dam 8 miles downstream. A 3-mile tunnel diverts water from the Trinity River Basin to the Sacramento River Basin, providing water for hydroelectric production at four power plants and irrigation to the agricultural industry in the San Joaquin Valley.”

30 04 2017
flyingcuttlefish

30 04 2017
flyingcuttlefish

before the snow melts … someone tell DWR about this siphon idea …

30 04 2017
flyingcuttlefish

and more –

1 05 2017
flyingcuttlefish

1 05 2017
flyingcuttlefish

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