Oroville Dam Has Stopped Reducing Water Level

4 03 2017

SUNDAY NIGHT UPDATE: They have OUTFLOW

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryF?ORO

Pretty decent numbers tonight –

IN: 13.5k   OUT: 17.3k

MARCH 5 –  KRCR:Lake Oroville rising 2.6 feet in the past 24-hours. The lake remains 39 feet below the top of the emergency spillway.

California requests $440 mn [from state] for flood control after dam crisis
[Brown] asked the state legislature to approve 387 million for use from a water infrastructure fund in addition to 50 million from a state general fund. . . “
“. . . .President Donald Trump cleared the path to release federal aid for the dam after a request from Brown, who had already declared a state of emergency to mobilize local resources. “
– – – Why doesn’t he just ask Nestle?

MONDAY A.M.:

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MONDAY AFTERNOON –

The Outflow is MORE than the Inflow – The water height stays at 855 feet without dramatic rise.

See more UPDATE material in COMMENTS

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This doesn’t look good!

WATER LEVEL LIVE DATA

LINK –  http://youtu.be/_wFQX21ufYE

SEE the CHART at 9:10 min. mark –

LINK –  http://youtu.be/LHqFA_rHRfU

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Friday they got the power plant working and got some water to drain through it …. (chart)

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UPDATE: An explanation for the outflow shut-off

Sacramento BeeState officials temporarily shut down power plant at Lake Oroville

” . . . Officials turned off the plant at 10 a.m. Saturday and began efforts to deepen the channel at the base of the plant, which will allow for increased releases. They expect the shutdown to last one to two days.”

Rainfall Projections Will Overtop Emergency Spillway By 13 Feet

LINK –  http://youtu.be/eVaSg5Idgms

Californians – recall in Hurricane Rita the gas pumps didn’t work (gasoline ran out + power outages and no pumps working) so at least get all the gas you need in advance if you are sticking around for the traffic jam too-late-evacuation.

Thanks, K. M. for the news tip 😉 – F.C.

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