They have to clear the debris at the bottom in order to get the hydro-power plant going. They have to get that plant going to help empty water from the reservoir to save the dam.
ALERT! Oroville Dam is Lost if the Hyatt Power Plant Floods
LINK – http://youtu.be/F4AE3WAtf_E
Sacramento Bee – Oroville Dam’s power plant may resume operations Friday
“Winter weather returns to the mountains Saturday and Sunday as a cold, quick-hitting Pacific storm treks across the high country.[where the huge amount of snow is]“
More on our Feb. 21st post – Spillway Gates at Oroville Dam Now Working on BACKUP POWER
Here’s Shasta dam –
LINK – http://youtu.be/ff6J3TbU3n0
FLOOD – The water is above flood stage at these stations:
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Map from Western Regional Climate Center
More NEW film footage posted in the comments on the week 2 post below. ▼
◊ We added more live data tools on the Monday post.