Back to Oroville Dam – How can dry weather produce erosion?

28 07 2019

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If it hasn’t rained in Oroville in awhile, what’s causing these erosion marks? I guess their plans of prettying the place up and covering all the cracks and water leaks has failed!
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https://ibb.co/0ypP0Mf

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https://ibb.co/J7pWn83

The erosion wasn’t present on 06.29.

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https://ibb.co/RDm5S2Y


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29 07 2019
flyingcuttlefish

here is another CA traffic jam story illustrating how the valley below Oroville dam will not be able to be quickly evacuated in case of dam fail danger –

Woman walking on Bay Bridge causes massive Sunday traffic jam
https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Woman-walking-Bay-Bridge-causes-massive-Sunday-jam-14191938.php

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29 07 2019
Keith Mandeville

All 3 CAM’s are unavailable at 0930 California time.
https://ibb.co/bQFhYr1

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29 07 2019
flyingcuttlefish

I know! I was just there trying to look around!

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30 07 2019
Keith Mandeville

Work on the erosion area?

https://ibb.co/znGmZZJ
https://ibb.co/6RSdfhP

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30 07 2019
flyingcuttlefish

thanks! Don’t forget the earthen dam is sodden … seep has extra impact ….

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30 07 2019
Keith Mandeville

Oh, OK!😉😉

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1 08 2019
flyingcuttlefish

UK –

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2 08 2019
flyingcuttlefish

RAF Scrambled as ‘Unprecedented Emergency’ Declared Amid Fears Whaley Bridge Dam Could Collapse
https://sputniknews.com/europe/201908021076439850-raf-scrambled-as-unprecedented-emergency-declared-amid-fears-whaley-bridge-dam-could-collapse/

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14 08 2019
flyingcuttlefish

Monterey County, CA –
Dam spillway near SLO County has significant cracks, is ‘unsafe for use,’ state says
https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/dam-spillway-near-slo-county-has-significant-cracks-is-unsafe-for-use-state-says/ar-AAFbWCU

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5 09 2019
Keith Mandeville

Listen👂 to those gates leak!

Watch “Driving over Top of Oroville Spillway from Dam to Boat Launch Area” on You Tube.

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5 09 2019
flyingcuttlefish

OK –

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5 09 2019
Keith Mandeville

Maybe video cut early when security found out Milli wanted to take video of the bottom of the spillway.

Watch “**Video 2 of 2** Return Drive from Boat Launch Area and over Spillway at Oroville Dam” on You Tube.

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5 09 2019
6 09 2019
flyingcuttlefish

great pix!

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6 09 2019
flyingcuttlefish

This is getting very interesting . . .

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7 09 2019
Keith Mandeville

Just to show you what the Main Spillway looks like.
https://ibb.co/R0BtNrP
https://ibb.co/2s8PRY3

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7 09 2019
flyingcuttlefish

That’s a great shot. And the drive thru shows all that water that is coming down is gate leakage.

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6 09 2019
Snooping Around Oroville Dam | flying cuttlefish picayune

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19 09 2019
Keith Mandeville

Mysterious spectrum experiments?

Watch “What is in the Water at Lake Oroville? Besides FAM(tm)?” on You Tube.

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20 09 2019
flyingcuttlefish

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30 09 2019
Keith Mandeville

Are those white spots created by sunshine from the setting sun? The lake level is low. There’s no rain even close to the area. If that is sun shining off water, where did the water come from?
https://ibb.co/RYFYvGv
https://ibb.co/FwJzgQf
https://ibb.co/7zgv1mv

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1 10 2019
flyingcuttlefish

looks like water gleaning from leaks to me …

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1 10 2019
Keith Mandeville

These screenshots are proof of water on the Emergency Spillway from last night’s gleaming sunset images.
https://ibb.co/7nFyZbK
https://ibb.co/8YTHywP
https://ibb.co/k4jSF10

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1 10 2019
flyingcuttlefish

of interest …. from the UK
Water bosses are accused of cover-up over near collapse of Whaley Bridge dam as they release official report with reams of blacked-out pages claiming ‘national security’
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7524745/Water-bosses-accused-cover-Whaley-Bridge-dam-release-redacted-report.html

They must have some sort of guidebook on how to scam the public …
sold at Masonic Lodges or something ….

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2 10 2019
Keith Mandeville

Looks like the top of the Emergency Spillway is pretty clear tonight. Don’t worry, everything’s under control.
https://ibb.co/r5Z8g7p

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3 10 2019
flyingcuttlefish

the usual drip…drip…drip ….

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8 10 2019
Keith Mandeville

I don’t think this would effect Oroville dam operations since the dam has its own generators. However, bizzar things have occurred in the past with this dam. Maybe they might say that shutting off power elsewhere sucked too much power from the dam, which caused some kind of weird anomaly.

Watch “PG&E Flips the BIG Switch this time! WTF?” on You Tube.

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8 10 2019
flyingcuttlefish

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8 10 2019
flyingcuttlefish

800 thousand customers blacked out! — wow!

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8 10 2019
Keith Mandeville

Watch “BREAKING: High Emergency Alert California” on You Tube.

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8 10 2019
Keith Mandeville
8 10 2019
Keith Mandeville

He just announced that California HAM radio service has been cut.

https://ibb.co/XCz46ZX

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8 10 2019
flyingcuttlefish

saw that … I have a new post with it.
Ham radios are vital in weather disasters. In the midwest ham radio is organized to help after a tornado knocks down the telephone poles.

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8 10 2019
Keith Mandeville

“Never let a good crisis go to waste.”🚨

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8 10 2019
flyingcuttlefish

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8 10 2019
flyingcuttlefish

if this keeps up I’ll have to do another CA Fires post ….
Maybe they want to do a blackout to do data dumping …

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1 12 2019
Keith Mandeville

Because the Oroville watershed is so large, rain from the coming weeks will add up quickly.
https://ibb.co/G5FgTGj
https://ibb.co/0BvTTZf
https://ibb.co/JczrY8H
https://ibb.co/cbHMXPp
https://ibb.co/chFCGsB

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5 12 2019
Keith Mandeville
5 12 2019
flyingcuttlefish

this will get interesting fast …

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18 12 2019
Keith Mandeville

What’s wrong with the road around the Emergency Spillway?
https://ibb.co/VLGkB8x
https://ibb.co/fpFcnt6

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18 12 2019
flyingcuttlefish

all that leaking water must be degrading it!

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18 12 2019
flyingcuttlefish

great pix!

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19 12 2019
Keith Mandeville

Here are some daylight images of the damaged road around the Emergency Spillway.
https://ibb.co/ZNVvpPH
https://ibb.co/vDzYHLc
https://ibb.co/gFMWmTS
https://ibb.co/Jvs16Cj

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19 12 2019
flyingcuttlefish

what the heck? I s the guard rail missing?

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19 12 2019
Keith Mandeville

Yea, I wish I could see the outside edges more clearly to figure out if the spillway bed is cracking off.
https://ibb.co/mt7cdgT

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19 12 2019
flyingcuttlefish

thanks for watching this … I am busy watching the Star Wars car crash …

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22 12 2019
Keith Mandeville

Lake Oroville has risen 11 feet in 3 weeks, with more rain on the way.
https://ibb.co/31VtCys
https://ibb.co/sHM1JnW
https://ibb.co/zQPLtGF
https://ibb.co/GnF06sM
https://ibb.co/1sPZPXx

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22 12 2019
flyingcuttlefish

even below to top off point that extra water has to stress the sides …

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14 01 2020
Keith Mandeville

Strange phenomenon! The water flowing from the cracks appears to be flowing uphill. I’ve checked other images I have of the upper spillway and the water flowing from the cracks flows downhill–gravity.

https://ibb.co/xDQ8R32
https://ibb.co/pfNBnDd

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14 01 2020
flyingcuttlefish

I just saw a headline about uphill water ….
(this is not from Oroville area)

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21 01 2020
Keith Mandeville

Just a little update to let you know where lake levels stand. Main Spillway CAM is unavailable, as is the case many times.

https://ibb.co/3RHW393
https://ibb.co/cYzyD59
https://ibb.co/qCY9mnX
https://ibb.co/dfcHw1L

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21 01 2020
Keith Mandeville

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