Feb. 23 on . . . .
Way too much water north of Oroville will not be good news to dam workers. They fell behind a day when they had those high winds.
The dam appears weakening.
Wall Fails At Oroville Dam During Testing
LINK – http://youtu.be/z1cMi_XkIlY
That far away abandoned nuke plant (nuke waste storage facility) is now in a flood-zone.
CBS – Multiple Levee Breaches Reported In Wilton Area – has VIDEO
VIDEO – http://cbsloc.al/2kCr2im
Our MAPS page about the dam has more on Rancho Seco NPP.
Google MAP (zoomable)
LINK – http://youtu.be/SGlONc7Qiys
Sacramento Bee – A section of Highway 50 has crumbled down the hillside. Repairs could take months. – has VIDEO
(Scroll up ^ for map showing Hwy 50)
LINK – http://youtu.be/dFxFYGV7Umc
ODDITY #2: Oroville original name was a Bible name, Ophir. –
‘The town was originally called “Ophir City”, but the name was changed to Oroville when the first post office opened in 1854 (“oro” is “gold” in Spanish). The City Of Oroville was incorporated on January 3, 1906.’ – Wikipedia
Like Dick Cheney sneaking into Iraq for those “surprise visits” (cash deliveries) – Jerry Brown makes surprise visit to Oroville Dam
“…Due to the possibility of complete structural failure involving soil erosion surrounding a damaged spillway ramp, an evacuation order was announced on February 12th for Yuba, Butte, and Sutter Counties….”
Monday’s post has LINKS to LIVE DAM DATA.