Monday, February 13, 2017

Re: [californiadisasters] Oroville Dam Spillway Failure Prompts Mass Evacs

About 50% of the news media down here is saying "dam" and not spillway.   Not surprising...
In a message dated 2/13/2017 12:57:19 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, writes:

NOTE: The article CAREFULLY uses the word SPILLWAY.  The dam is not in danger at this moment, but the spillways are damaged.

The use of the emergency spillway, never used since the dam was built 48 years ago has also created potential damage issues for the main spillway.

The dumping of rocks by helicopter had NOT started, according to the reports show on the 11 PM news.

On 2/12/2017 11:55 PM, Kim Noyes [californiadisasters] wrote:

Threat of spillway failure at Oroville Dam prompts evacuation of 188,000 across Northern California



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