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Re: Oroville Dam, Emergency SpillWay Breaching.
« Reply #420 on: April 07, 2017, 11:42:24 AM »
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Re: Oroville Dam, Emergency SpillWay Breaching.
« Reply #421 on: April 07, 2017, 03:55:40 PM »
New Drone Video | 2 Months Later, What's the Plan | Lake Oroville Spillway 4-7-17.


Re: Oroville Dam, Emergency SpillWay Breaching.
« Reply #422 on: April 11, 2017, 06:20:51 PM »
OROVILLE DAM UPDATE 4-11-17 LAKE RESERVOIR - NEW PICTURES FROM DWR.



Re: Oroville Dam, Emergency SpillWay Breaching.
« Reply #423 on: April 11, 2017, 09:28:57 PM »
This is pretty much the only guy that I have watched on the Oroville dam.  He is interesting, local, has a press pass to get to some of the restricted areas.  I have watched most of his videos as they are interesting (have you run across another person talking about the "river valve outlet system and who gets the answers for the head pressure that they were designed to work with?)  From the start he was not alarmist, but did not try to minimize things either...

His latest video where he shows the snow pack and the rivers as well as the one specifically about the River valve system below...








Re: Oroville Dam, Emergency SpillWay Breaching.
« Reply #424 on: April 13, 2017, 08:16:50 PM »
This is pretty much the only guy that I have watched on the Oroville dam.  He is interesting, local, has a press pass to get to some of the restricted areas.  I have watched most of his videos as they are interesting (have you run across another person talking about the "river valve outlet system and who gets the answers for the head pressure that they were designed to work with?)  From the start he was not alarmist, but did not try to minimize things either...

His latest video where he shows the snow pack and the rivers as well as the one specifically about the River valve system below...







Thank you, WOTR. ;)

Re: Oroville Dam, Emergency SpillWay Breaching.
« Reply #425 on: April 13, 2017, 08:18:06 PM »
L.A. *State of Emergency* | "Lurking Beast on the Move" | *Oroville Rising*
Published on Apr 13, 2017

April 13, 2017: UPDATE: So Cal and the Los Angeles Mayor are preparing for the what could be a disastrous situation as the big melt begins. The mayor of Los Angeles has already declared a 'State of Emergency' expecting infrastructure stress from possible new flooding.[/i]


Re: Oroville Dam, Emergency SpillWay Breaching.
« Reply #426 on: April 14, 2017, 11:57:01 PM »
MAJOR Intake Fluctuation at Oroville Dam | Jumps 40,000 cfs in 1 hour!
Published on Apr 14, 2017

April 14, 2017: OROVILLE UPDATE /\ Scheduled water releases are underway at the Oroville Dam, as they were slowly tampering off the inflow and increasing the outflow to lower the overall reservoir level when a sudden, drastic shift occurs and the inflow suddenly overwhelms the outflow! A complete reversal of the water release.
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Re: Oroville Dam, Emergency SpillWay Breaching.
« Reply #427 on: April 16, 2017, 02:54:47 AM »


Seems legit.

Re: Oroville Dam, Emergency SpillWay Breaching.
« Reply #428 on: April 25, 2017, 02:14:38 PM »
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/25/oroville-dam-dwr-releases-formerly-secret-findings-by-independent-board-looking-at-dam-redesign/

 

Edit:  Almost forgot, Department of Water Resources Director Bill Croyle is to testify before state Senate committee about the failure of a spillway today.

Re: Oroville Dam, Emergency SpillWay Breaching.
« Reply #429 on: April 25, 2017, 06:32:00 PM »
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/25/oroville-dam-dwr-releases-formerly-secret-findings-by-independent-board-looking-at-dam-redesign/

 

Edit:  Almost forgot, Department of Water Resources Director Bill Croyle is to testify before state Senate committee about the failure of a spillway today.


Wow!  I missed that.  Thank you for the heads-up, Logan. ;)

Re: Oroville Dam, Emergency SpillWay Breaching.
« Reply #430 on: April 25, 2017, 06:37:19 PM »
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/25/oroville-dam-dwr-releases-formerly-secret-findings-by-independent-board-looking-at-dam-redesign/

 

Edit:  Almost forgot, Department of Water Resources Director Bill Croyle is to testify before state Senate committee about the failure of a spillway today.

California politicians get a hold of tv huckster Phil Swift. He has some "flex" products that could solve your dam problems and will ship you extra cans (if you pay separate shipping&handling.)
https://www.flextapeoffer.com/FLXTP/4.0000/Index.dtm?mid=8890129&otsid=3758
https://www.flexsealproducts.com/

Re: Oroville Dam, Emergency SpillWay Breaching.
« Reply #431 on: April 26, 2017, 11:42:59 AM »
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I know I feel informed.

Re: Oroville Dam, Emergency SpillWay Breaching.
« Reply #432 on: April 30, 2017, 06:06:36 AM »
California politicians get a hold of tv huckster Phil Swift. He has some "flex" products that could solve your dam problems and will ship you extra cans (if you pay separate shipping&handling.)
https://www.flextapeoffer.com/FLXTP/4.0000/Index.dtm?mid=8890129&otsid=3758
https://www.flexsealproducts.com/
LOL.

http://www.linex.com/protective-coatings/security-and-defense      ;)

Re: Oroville Dam, Emergency SpillWay Breaching.
« Reply #433 on: May 13, 2017, 11:37:19 PM »
Is this still a thing?  I am only asking because I am out of my bunker reconnoitering and want to be sure that there are plenty of untouched Grab-N-Stabs downriver from this site ripe for picking.

Y'know to justify the long hike.

If California is still there I am going back down to wait a bit longer...


Re: Oroville Dam - "Lethal Arrogance" by CA
« Reply #434 on: May 15, 2017, 12:13:06 AM »
Hundreds of pages of state archives, oral history interviews and other documents reveal a portrait of a man hell-bent on building Oroville and the rest of the State Water Project. Determined to leave a personal legacy, Gov. Pat Brown (Jerry's Daddy) misled voters about the State Water Project’s costs, ignored recommendations to delay Oroville’s construction and brushed aside allegations that substandard building materials were being used at the dam. His administration steamrolled past a land-speculation scandal, relentless labor strife and the deaths of 34 workers to get Oroville built on time.

The state got a handle on the crisis, and residents returned home after two days. But full recovery will take two years and cost an estimated $550 million, including the expense of replacing the battered main spillway. That’s five times what it cost to build the spillway in the first place, when adjusted for inflation.

Brown, who was elected governor in 1958, saw Oroville and the State Water Project as a chance to put his personal stamp on California.

“I think it’s a monument to me, and I’m very proud of it,” he told the Berkeley interviewers. The California Aqueduct, which cuts through the San Joaquin Valley to Southern California carrying Oroville’s water, was named for him.

Brown campaigned relentlessly for the project, convincing the Legislature and then the voters to go along.

He cajoled Southern California officials, who were leery about costs, into providing crucial political support. His administration sweet-talked wary Butte County residents into flooding entire towns and removing tens of thousands of acres of land from county tax rolls. In exchange, he promised to make Lake Oroville a tourism mecca, a pledge that has largely gone unfulfilled.

After conducting an independent analysis of the February spillway failure, Robert Bea, of UC Berkeley’s Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, says it did. Bea concluded that numerous corners were cut during the spillway construction. Portions of the concrete chute were too thin; it had a flawed drainage system; and the structure wasn’t properly anchored to the underlying bedrock – findings that have been echoed by preliminary studies by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a a team of forensics engineers hired by DWR at the insistence of the federal government.

Bea said the failings showed a “lethal arrogance” on the state’s part. “It’s only a question of time until you’ve got major problems, even failures,” he said.

Rogers said the dam’s main spillway apparently didn’t get the same level of attention as the main dam.

http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article150278687.html

Re: Oroville Dam, Emergency SpillWay Breaching.
« Reply #435 on: May 19, 2017, 12:42:36 PM »

Re: Oroville Dam, Emergency SpillWay Breaching.
« Reply #436 on: May 19, 2017, 04:09:23 PM »
Video #1 DWR shoring up river banks 30 miles downstream of Oroville Dam 5/15/17.


Re: Oroville Dam, Emergency SpillWay Breaching.
« Reply #437 on: May 19, 2017, 04:10:33 PM »
Video #2 DWR shoring up river banks 30 miles downstream of Oroville Dam 5/16/17.


Re: Oroville Dam - "Lethal Arrogance" by CA
« Reply #438 on: May 21, 2017, 01:44:51 AM »
Hundreds of pages of [...] the dam’s main spillway apparently didn’t get the same level of attention as the main dam.




There's still time. Hit the books, Champ.

Re: Oroville Dam - "Lethal Arrogance" by CA
« Reply #439 on: May 21, 2017, 02:58:39 AM »



There's still time. Hit the books, Champ.
Sorry Jack... Can't do it.  Within a minute he decided that "they" were going to try to censor the information that he was presenting.  Let me know when the NSA or FBI forces his videos to be deleted and I will pay a little more attention to the guy using Google owned (NSA owned) youtube to distribute his "sensitive" information.  Seems like a great plan to get the trooth out there.  :)

Re: Oroville Dam - "Lethal Arrogance" by CA
« Reply #440 on: May 21, 2017, 02:14:46 PM »
Sorry Jack... Can't do it.  Within a minute he decided that "they" were going to try to censor the information that he was presenting.



With an attention span like yours... one wonders why they even bother.



Let me know when you follow the red line to its terminus.

Re: Oroville Dam - "Lethal Arrogance" by CA
« Reply #441 on: May 22, 2017, 01:27:26 AM »


With an attention span like yours... one wonders why they even bother.



Let me know when you follow the red line to its terminus.
Good thing he was not out a single degree on his red line. That is quite the feat to use a couple of hundred foot long reference line and have it end up where he wanted.  I wonder how may tries it took or if he just drew the whole line himself to where it "should be?"  I'm not doing the math, but I assume a single degree off would land hundreds or thousands of miles from where he did.

The spillway went where it should- straight down the hill.  The fact that when it broke out and forced the water to cut a new path does not mean that was where the spillway should have been built. I don't see any evidence that it should have run sideways across the hill like he pictures.  (really dude, sideways?)

"gold was found in the lake, therefor it should be in the hill."  Yeah, the guy is a moron.  Because gold usually washed UPSTREAM in the past.  The gold vein was obviously in the hill and then ran up the river to where it was discovered.  Usually gold miners trace the source of the gold downstream to the mother load (That is what any good geologist would tell you.)

I'm done.  Have "they" taken his video and the dangerous information that it presents down yet and censored him?




Re: Oroville Dam, Emergency SpillWay Breaching.
« Reply #442 on: May 22, 2017, 03:53:16 AM »
Is this still a thing?  I am only asking because I am out of my bunker reconnoitering and want to be sure that there are plenty of untouched Grab-N-Stabs downriver from this site ripe for picking.

Y'know to justify the long hike.

If California is still there I am going back down to wait a bit longer...
;)
https://yts.ag/movie/blast-from-the-past-1999