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Posts Tagged ‘Oroville Dam’

The Oroville Dam Spillway Incident

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
Oroville Dam Spillway Incident: Dam Spillway after incident

While some repair work is moving forward at Oroville, significant issues remain to be addressed. This incident is a wake-up call for action on several fronts at this facility and thousands of other high-hazard dams in the United States to ensure a safe and reliable water system that protects communities and the rivers that flow through them. A warming climate with changing precipitation patterns underscores the urgency.

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Higher costs, more disasters looming with absence of infrastructure spending

Friday, April 21st, 2017
An aerial view of the damaged Oroville Dam spillway as the California Department of Water Resources gradually reduced the outflow from the spillway from 50,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to zero on February 27, 2017. The reduction allows work to begin to remove debris at the spillway’s base and reduce water surface elevation in the diversion pool. Photo taken February 27, 2017.

Infrastructure failures are always costly, dangerous and often disastrous. They are occurring all too often these days and are simply symptomatic of the overall state of the country’s infrastructure…Although the year is young, 2017 has already brought numerous major infrastructures failures in many of the states. California has been hit particularly hard by damages from winter storms, mudslides and floods. Officials estimate that repair of storm damages to the state’s roads, highways and bridges will cost $860 million.

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Great American Infrastructure: Oroville, California: Oroville Dam

Friday, February 1st, 2013

This is the twenty-seventh in a series of entries celebrating infrastructure achievements in the United States.   What: The Oroville Dam, located in California is the tallest dam in the United States. When: Initial construction began in 1961 & the Oroville Dam officially opened on May 4th, 1968. Why: The Oroville Dam provides irrigation water, flood […]

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The 10 Tallest Dams in the United States

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

The 10 tallest U.S. dams out of the 75,000 in operation – DonaldDuckVids on YouTube

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