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Oroville Dam: New Drone Footage! Before and After Spillway Damage plus Live Stream! (Video)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:17
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Oroville Dam’s badly damaged main spillway is still deteriorating from an onslaught of fast-paced water, but state officials insist that it is “stable” as they make repairs.

State officials expected the concrete main spillway to erode last week when they opened its gates, betting that it was a safer option than the dam’s little-used emergency spillway.

Since then, the crater-like hole in the main spillway that triggered concerns about the dam’s condition has expanded. As seen from the top of the dam, the spillway’s left side now bleeds into earth, with water pouring off the concrete and around an outcropping of bedrock.

It makes for a dramatic sight. Reporters, state firefighters and workers from the Department of Water Resources hiked down to a riverbank at the spillway’s base at different times Monday, watching the cascade break onto hard rock.

“We’re seeing erosion as all that energy moves downhill,” said acting Department of Water Resources Director Bill Croyle. “It’s hitting rocks and moving in different directions. It’s going to hit weathered material or soil and it’s going to carry it. That’s going to be a part of the normal process as we move forward.”

With storms in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday, Croyle said the department would release water over the spillway at a rate of 60,000 cubic feet for second.

That’s more water than it received for most of Monday, but officials expect the storm to eventually deliver rainfall and snowmelt at a rate of about 105,000 cfs. They don’t plan to release water at a rate faster than today’s pace.

“We need to move a lot of water through this reservoir, and we’re able to do it,” Croyle said.

When the storms pass, Croyle said the department would turn off the water releases and work to reopen the dam’s power plant. Contractors also continue to place rock and concrete at the base of the dam’s emergency spillway.

“We’re working on everything,” Croyle said. – SacBee.com

Drone and helicopter footage over Northern California’s imperiled Oroville Dam show the widespread damage and furious flooding that forced more than 200,000 people to evacuate on Sunday.

High water levels at Lake Oroville this weekend prompted authorities to use the dam’s emergency spillway for the first time in its nearly 50-year history. The main spillway had suffered unexpected erosion earlier this week after heavy rains caused a 30-foot-deep hole in the structure.

In aerial footage, water is seen roaring down the dam’s damaged spillway, looking like the world’s most terrifying waterslide. The emergency spillway appears more like a muddy mess of small creeks that spill menacingly from the reservoir.

 

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  • my2pesos

    Eden Garden ~ Endangered……….(10) – (AG)
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    I think life-jackets and rubber-rafts should be distributed at a minimum!
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    Endangered! ~ Garden Need!

  • Anonymous

    I did not vote for Trump, but he is sure RIGHT about our neglected infrastructure. Due to the willful neglect by our politicians, we nearly dumped almost a cubic kilometer of water on the town of Oroville and surrounding vicinity. There would have been a massive death toll. Moreover, all around California, our highways and related infrasructure are falling into neglect. What’s worse, this occurred so our government could supply cheap labor to our corporations, and put the burden of health care, food stamps etc for illegals on the backs of California citizens and legal aliens. NO MORE! Never again let our current crop of corrupt politicians run a fascist government for these corporations at the expense of the taxpayer. Recall every last one of them, democrats and republicans alike and polygraph the new ones four times a year to ensure their honesty!

  • Shorty

    Live Lake Oroville Webcam –> https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=29411

    Lake level, inflow, and outflow, updated hourly –> http://rdcfeeds.redding.com/lakelevels/oro.cfm

  • raburgeson

    All this rain? Why is there no water running from the hill sides other than the spillway area? I have questions.

  • Debbie

    Sitting here in SA and having just read an article on false flag events and understanding the MSM is controlled, I intermittently switch on CNN to see what they are saying about all this and am very suspicious as to why they are reporting the bare minimum if it is to be a national disaster. Are they afraid of saying the wrong thing?

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