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California’s Oroville Dam Uses Spillway — So-Far-So-Good

Posted By Staff writer, Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Two years ago the spillway of the Oroville Dam in California was crumbling. The danger posed by the nation’s tallest dam led to the evacuation of thousands of people living downstream. A quick fix allowed them to return to their homes — worried but at least safe for the time being.

 

Then the almost two-year fix began.

 

Now the work is completed and last week — after very heavy rains — California Department of Resources engineer Molly White said they opened the spillway and let water drain from the dam’s reservoir into the Feather River.

 

State Water Project deputy director Joel Ledesma said the repair “was designed and constructed using 21st century engineering practices and under the oversight and guidance from state and federal regulators and independent experts.”

 

Repairs ran $1.1 billion. The state asked for $639 million to help with repairs but that request was denied and instead California was given just $363 million. So local water agencies will end up paying for at least some of the cost of repair.

 

Source link: Insurance Journal

Tags:  California Department of Resources  Oroville Dam in California 

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