High Risk of Collapse Risk at Oroville Dam

22 08 2017

Zero Hedge Scott Cahill: Collapse Risk At The Oroville Dam Is Still Unacceptably High

” . . .  In this week’s podcast, Scott details a number of concerning structural risks visible at Oroville that are again being de-prioritized, or ignored all-together. And as before, straightforward and inexpensive projects that have high potential to prevent a catastrophic failure of the dam are not being pursued. . . “

” . . . There are additional issues involving the unwanted moving of water through the dam — the so-called “green spots”. These are areas where water is migrating through the dam, probably through the indigenous soils adjacent to it. I’ve walked on these [at Oroville] and you can stick your foot down, and like your backyard after a torrential rain, water actually comes up into the footprint after you remove your foot. This is not a good situation. I believe there is a lot of movement of water through that dam, including at the structure itself that houses the gates that control the flow down the principal spillway.”

LINK –  https://youtu.be/GHI_CcHXr6E

 

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OROVILLE DAM…SLOW MOTION FAILURE

3 08 2017

Perth Observer –

LINK –  http://youtu.be/atN60MLOQdM

The Bea and Johnson Risk Management Report

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Oroville Dam – How’s that snow melt in the Sierras?

4 07 2017

We don’t know how the dam is doing since the Live Data page has been konked out for days. <<< UPDATE (7-12) It is back on line ….

They look busy on the LIVE CAM but with all the tearing up it looks like they won’t be able to handle a big out-rush of water.

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This dam, south of Sacramento is releasing water full blast –

LINK –  https://youtu.be/ov0_RDoCu10

MAP –
 
Susan Wolding – Dams of California are they ready? July 2017 Shocking!!! NEW!!!

LINK –  https://youtu.be/pwrp73MtRtY

CALIFORNIA HEATWAVE & SNOWMELT UPDATE: OVERFLOWING RIVERS & DAMS!

LINK –  https://youtu.be/BCjuDTbMDtA

10th annual Orange County Water Summit

LINK –  https://youtu.be/PZv_IB_XpYU

We still want to know where all the snow melt in the High Sierras is going to go.

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Watching Sierra Snow Melt (Oroville Dam Threat) – Weird Cold Snap

12 06 2017

The Watchers Rare, winter-like June storm hits Northern California

A rare, winter-like June storm hit Northern California early Sunday afternoon, June 11, 2017, bringing sharp temperatures drop, heavy rain, hail, frequent lightning, and even snow in some higher elevations. The weather is expected to clear up by Monday morning, but overnight low temperatures in Sierra could stay below freezing for as many as 2 to 3 more nights, NWS said. . . (more)

And over the weekend there was a mysterious drop on water inflow at the dam –

 

Stay Tuned …





Oroville Dam – Water Level Data Cut-Off

5 06 2017

Go figure . . .

Water Level Data

Vetitechc says the monitor is broken –

LINK –  https://youtu.be/U1u3XlokPhk





That nuke lab under the Oroville dam gets huge funding

29 05 2017

We reported earlier on the mystery nuke lab (particle physics out of Berkeley) under the Oroville dam and we keep adding onto our material. In the add-ons – we cannot get over this . . .

They have a  HUGE BUDGET  to operate that lab.

We doubt it’s just a blocked room to catch far flung beams for their experiments. Do those cost 266 million (a year!) to catch? This looks like black budget weapons research stuff or death ray stuff they do with these beams.  See what all we found at voat.co.

http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monograph_reports/MR1194/MR1194.chap5.pdf

And operating this beam deal under the dam means everyone near it should be taking radiation precautions. Do the workers and repair crews even know they are getting exposed???

EPA handout“In the unlikely event that you are near a particle accelerator, obey all safety rules.”





Oroville Dam ALERT! Here Comes the Snow Melt! 9X More IN than OUT

28 05 2017

graphics soon….

INFLOW NOW 121.5k cfs  OUT: 13.5k cfs

outflow numbers

(the LIVE DATA links are on the DAM WATCH GUIDE
upper right, sidebar )

DATA JUST BEFORE …

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Are California newspapers covering this up??? The only Sacramento Bee headline today about the snow melt focuses on insect problem. Almost no headlines after Friday. Is it because they don’t want to dent tourism for Memorial Day?

Rapid snowmelt will continue around Lake Tahoe; flood advisory in effect in central Sierra Nevada

Highway 41 To Yosemite Road Closure Extended

Lake Oroville expects busiest weekend of the year

Road conditions/closures may give a clue. Butte County (Oroville dam) is in Area 3 on the CalTrans map.

UPDATE Sunday afternoon (EST)

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INFLOW went from 121½ thousand cfs down to thousand cfs – – (!!!)WHERE DID ALL THE WATER GO???

LATER CHART: