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Was the Oroville Dam Disaster in California Really Accidental? (Video)

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By Flyingcuttlefish

This thought by by Leuren Moret on the dam -

I was contacted by a volunteer fireman in N. Carolina several years ago. He confided in me that the Fire Chief had told the firefighters (volunteers and full time) that they would be doing a drill, practicing their response, in the event that a local dam collapsed upriver from a large populated area. **He confided in a horrified tone, that they were also told the approximate date when the dam collapse would actually happen. **

This confirmed for me what I had already suspected – that the Army Corps of Engineers had deliberately built over 50% of their dams throughout the US, on active faults in locations where large populations were downriver. They were built in anticipation of future disaster events that could be artificially triggered at strategic times (by HAARP and other technologies), to destroy a lot of people and the local economies.

A good example: The very heavy rain and snow periods over the last 2 months (December 2016-January/February 2017) moving from the west coast east across the nation, caused by obvious military weather modification using HAARP technology (quite obvious on Accuweather daily and hourly maps etc.), have artificially caused what people believe are natural disasters.

The intelligence agencies are secretly using these invisible technologies to destroy infrastructure, agriculture, and economies – especially in the agricultural areas.

People will lose homes, barns, and crops, forcing them into urban areas where they will become dependent on government assistance, and no longer able to be self sufficient and independent.

In other words they will lose their wealth, personal sovereignty, and the farmlands will be rolled into the Agenda 21 Jesuit/Monsanto global takeover of food production.

Their global Jesuit scam – “food security” – will be pumped out of the new UC Davis “Food Institute”, among other NWO headquarters, to further enslave humanity, poison their food, and inaugurate devastating periods of genocide caused by famine.

By the way, the opening ceremony of the new U.C. Davis Food Institute, was graced by none other than the Napa Valley Rothschilds, San Francisco Gordon Gettys, and their NWO Chancellor Linda Katehi, who was fired soon after the ceremony.


The good news is the drought in Northern California is over, which is also the bad news.

Oroville in the Gold Rush country of the lower Sierra Nevada northeast of Sacramento is the tallest dam in America and its reservoir is the second biggest of the giant California State Water Project.

Here’s an old clip of what the Oroville Dam concrete spillway is supposed to look like, with water falling in an orderly fashion down the 770 foot elevation loss, only splashing up at the very bottom before falling into the Feather River:

And here’s what it looks like after the latest rainstorm as the bottom half of the spillway has more or less exploded, with huge chunks of concrete flying through the air, with the water carving a new canyon down to bedrock.

The engineers had to reduce the flow over the spillway to keep the top half from eroding away itself and undermining the integrity of the reservoir. But this inability to shed water from the reservoir faster than it flowed in from the recent rainstorm meant that the reservoir overflowed for the first time in its 48 year history.

Starting Saturday morning, water started spilling over the “emergency spillway,” which is actually just a 1,700 foot long lip of the lake that empties out onto a mountainside, kind of like the edge of your bathtub. The purpose of the Emergency Spillway is to drain the lake before it overflows the earthen dam itself, which could erode the dam on it’s less hardened down river side, which could conceivably lead to various other bad things, ultimately resulting in, more or less, no more Sacramento.

So far, the Emergency Spillway seems to be doing its job, although you’ll have new video Sunday morning to check whether this last-ditch system is working as planned hoped. But, best case scenario, the repair job on the Primary Spillway will likely cost nine figures.

This reminds me of SlateStarCodex’s giant current post on Cost Disease: why do so many different things such as public works projects, health care, and education keep getting more expensive?

I don’t know if there are any general lessons to be learned from Oroville.

But the body language of the public works engineers suggests some guilt and fear on their part. California was pretty broke a half decade ago, but the state could have afforded to fix the spillway recently if flaws in it had been discovered, but the staffers didn’t seem to inspect it terribly closely.

They don’t look like California’s A Team.

I wonder if the quality of public works engineers has declined as we’ve moved from the construction to the maintenance era. Fifty to 100 years ago, building dams was a highly prestigious profession. Waterworks engineer William Mulholland was perhaps the leading citizen of California and his rise and fall inspired a famous movie,

But few dams have been built in this century and mostly we just want the ones that we already have not to collapse. That’s not particularly attractive to top people looking for a career.

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    • Anonymous

      Where is your beloved Trump (aka, Drumpf the zio-fag) at now. This be BillyP. Don’t jew it up.

      • ItsEverywhere

        In the White House, Washington DC. He probably hopes California falls of the face of the earth. Even though your beloved Jerry Brown, after months of Trump bashing, just started begging , on his hands and knees, for a Declaration of a State of Emergency (so he can get Federal Dollars) Trumps laughing his ass off at that pathetic bunch of Libtard Whining Snowflakes. You included Silly P.

      • Debbie

        Dear Anonymous Communist;

        It’s your beloved UN and China that is behind this, first they engineered a drought to drive the farmers off the land so they could have the Chinese buy it up cheap, now they plan to flood out thousands of homes with this rigged to fail dam…UN workers were also reported in the areas where California had all the horrible fires that burned millions and millions of acres….too bad the liberals are too brainwashed and mind controlled to even realize what is happening in California…..It’s all part of Agenda 21 – so are mandatory/forced tainted vaccinations maiming and destroying children, GMO foods for engineered death by diet, neurotoxin and carcinogen fluoride being added to all municipal water supplies – forced drugging of the population…Trump is trying to save humanity and the zombie liberals have all been programmed to love their humanity hating communist overlords….
        If Trump doesn’t get this Titanic turned around we are all going be wiped out….even the libtards..

      • anonymous

        Anonymous. I’m another Anonymous who had this name for 5 years on BIN. 3 Weeks in office and you blame it all on him? Like this all hust happened now, and he’s to blame for all the CA cult lunatic’s. Its a act of God, who CA gave up on, and wants to destroy America from within. This is Gods Will for them turning their back our America, the Nation that was formed around his Faith. Hope CA and West coast unhumans all washes away and turn into fish food for their crimes against God and its Nation.

      • Brandon

        Hey Dumb Ass…California is the one that said TRUMP was NOT their PRESIDENT! So what do you want him to do!

    • Boo

      California’s incompetence from the state levels are bearing fruit. Dam’s aren’t as subtle in their damage as increasing taxes when it come’s to pay the price. To bad the politician didn’t take some of those tax dollars to maintain their Dam. The Dam’s, damming statement of the incompetence of California’s liberal state government. How ironic…

      • Redlist Renegade

        Maybe those fools out there that are more interested in protesting anything and EVERYTHING that they don’t like , agree with or understand (which includes everything and anything) can go gather around the spillway and do a little Liberal Rain Dance to make the thing “kinder and Gentler” and more politically “Correct” in their warped view and that will make everything instantly better for them ! Or they could just camp out at the bottom of the spillway and let Reality set in when the dam BURSTS !!! Either way they can just put it on their “Wish List”…..SH*T in one hand and WISH in the other and see which fills up first because I seriously doubt that the ass backwards state of Liberalfornia will do anything serious about really fixing the dam anytime soon and they’ll just blame it on Trump , Washington D.C. and all of the rest of us when the dam fails !!!

    • harry

      I have a friend that lives in the area and she said all is now ok. Anyway – many dams were built on fault line areas – and this area was considered a sum-what stable area – and the really needed the dam. Good to see the drought is over in many areas .

      • anonymous

        Shucks… I wanted all those Unamerican cult terrorists in CA to be washed out to sea. America wants humans, not cult inhumans like those Reality life terrorists in CA and the West Coast. God will rid you from this planet, and keep the followers of his nation safe from your terrorist actions.

    • Spikey Norman

      Those early pictures of the spillway damage, to me, look very much like all those sink holes that suddenly open up beneath roadways.
      A sudden vertical drop actually beneath the still overhanging remains.

      Some people are suggesting this was deliberate sabotage caused by explosives, but surely that would create a conical crater type of damage, without the overlaying overhang ?

      There are now sink holes very suddenly opening up without warning all over the world, and some of them are huge. What is going on ?

    • legless60

      I don’t believe in accidents anymore

      • AXLE FOLEY

        That’s what I used to say, but then I ate red beans and rice mixed with canned salmon.

        Now I believe in accidents again.

    • Josie

      None of this is an accident, it’s all by design. The elite and illuminati at work with there depopulation. These bastards need to be stopped…..

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    • Morgana Le Fay

      Oh boy, here we go….I knew this was coming on here as soon as I heard about it.

      • Morgana Le Fay

        Perhaps it is; perhaps it isn’t. They may have been cloud seeding or manipulating the weather—both which can cause unpredictable effects and flooding—to cause rainfall due to the drought…who knows. Sometimes accidents really do happen though, and it’s rather ironic that every time something disastrous happens all these third-party plus sources of information come out of the woodwork on the “alternative media” sites claiming they were told by so-and-so who was told by so-and-so from (fill in the blank) agency when the event was going to happen and it was by design.

        It’s awfully funny that none of these people who claimed to have foreknowledge of these events never rear their heads until after the fact.

    • Pedro

      A major problem appears to be the lack of proper maintenance; too much spent on feeding the military industrial complex, short changing infrastructure throughout the US. What we see at Oroville is the result of this creaming of money to the military industrial complex reducing/eliminating maintenance on dams throughout the US; the Oroville scenario is nasty but for as long as the large hill of solid rock at the north-west end of the dam wall remains intact there is no threat to the dam. Google Earth image of 15 April 2015 showed extensive surface cracking of the spillway; the edges of the hole shown in recent footage indicates minimal steel reinforcement, suggesting that the whole spillway may be sub-standard and needing replacement.

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