February 13 2017
This is like a Tidal Wave coming at top speed!
Officials are keeping their eyes specifically on two dams. The Hyrum Dam – and the Cutler Dam. As rain and warm temperatures melt a deep snowpack those dams are nearing capacity. And as we’ve seen, it’s causing flooding in many areas.
A flood warning from the National Weather Service for the Bear River below the Cutler Dam in the Cache Valley. Now all eyes are on it at least until Wednesday – when the flood warning expires.
Pray for the THOUSANDS of lives that are affected by the damage already done and for what is coming!
From NTM Channel
Update Oroville Dam Overtops
From Viral videos
Emergency Spillway runoff at Lake Oroville Dam
From Paul Begley
Update: “California Dam & Apocalyptic Issues On The Planet”
ALERT! 16 THOUSAND Lives in Jeopardy Right Now!
Oroville Dam is an earthfill embankment dam on the Feather River east of the city of Oroville, California in the United States. At 770 feet (230 m) high, it is the tallest dam in the U.S. and serves mainly for water supply, hydroelectricity generation and flood control. The dam impounds Lake Oroville, the second largest man-made lake in the state of California, capable of storing more than 3.5 million acre-feet (4.4 km3), and is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of the Sacramento Valley.
From KSL News
Cutler Dam flood warning in effect until Wednesday
From KSL News
Officials keeping their eyes on dams as snowpack melts
BREAKING EVACUATION NOW as OROVILLE DAM SPILLWAY OVERFLOWING California
Breaking news bulletin at 4:44 pm Sunday, Feb 12, 2017. Uncontrolled release of flood waters. Evacuation orders given Now for Marysville Counties near Oroville Dam spillway area. Oroville Dam could fail. Developing story. Could effect Sacramento, California.
From The Christian Truther
RED ALERT: CALIFORNIA
A heavy snow season in Cache Valley followed by warming temperatures and one rainstorm after another has left standing water in the fields, on the roadways and in basements, and there is more moisture expected in the weekend weather forecast.
Several people in Wellsville received robocalls at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday warning residents to check their rain gutters. A few miles south in Mendon, homeowners Jon and Jami Bywater woke up to a flooded basement, again.
The Bywaters have been running pumps for several days to keep the groundwater at a manageable level, but it was the runoff created in the overnight rain storm that came gushing through the French doors of their walkout basement like an unwelcome guest.
They started shoveling snow and water to the pumps at 6 a.m., trying to minimize the damage, and later, the Mendon Fire Department brought a pump that was shared between them and their neighbors to the west.
Lance and Brenda Bohm were the first to build on this street 17 years ago. There was a gully on the property, a high water table and clay soil that doesn’t drain well. These things were a concern to him, Lance said, so he built up the foundation as much as he could.
This is the first time his basement has flooded.
“You always knew it was going to happen,” he said. “It was just a matter of when.”
According to Cache County officials, these represent just two instances of flooding, with many more throughout the county.
Many areas, including roads, have standing and flowing water. There are many locations on State Road 23 from Mendon to Petersboro where ditches cannot contain the water and it is flowing on to the roadways.
Similarly, a significant amount of water has pooled on U.S. 91 north of Pepperidge Farm, covering both northbound travel lanes throughout the day Thursday.
“With it raining and temperatures rising, water is present on or along more and more of our roadways,” said UDOT spokesman Vic Saunders. “Be alert for standing or flowing water; slow way down and proceed with care. Hitting water more than an inch deep at high speed can cause your vehicle to suddenly veer uncontrollably.”
Inspectors from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation have been on-site at Hyrum Dam, where they have been working closely with Cache County to monitor conditions there.
While the outside layer is starting to slough off, Duke said it is located in an area that does not pose a risk to the public.
He said there was also some erosion near the guardrail on the sharp corner located one-quarter mile north of the spillway.
The county has built up the corner there and created a trench across the roadway to reroute the water running down the hill along the roadway, in an effort to prevent the water from running over the road and causing more erosion.
That work is in addition to work completed Thursday near Meridian Road in the area near 2400 West on Mt. Sterling Road. Employees from the county road crew used heavy equipment to dig the ditch on the north side of the road deeper while also moving snow and water out of the ditch so it could slow into a drainage system on the south side of the road, where it would eventually flow into the reservoir.
The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has included Cache Valley in a flood watch through Sunday in conjunction with additional snowstorms expected to target the valley beginning Friday. Of particular concern are areas prone to flooding and the Bear River below Cutler Reservoir.
A flood watch, which is less severe than a flood warning but more severe than an advisory, means that forecast conditions are favorable to floods occurring. The National Weather Service recommends monitoring later forecasts and being alert for possible flood warnings, which mean that flooding is imminent or is already happening.