Oroville Dam spillway crumbling amid heavy rains
Roughly 20 percent of Lake Oroville remains empty, and there is sufficient storage to capture projected inflows from rain showers expected through the rest of the week, according to the agency.
The reservoir has a capacity of 3.5 million acre-feet and currently holds 2.8 million acre-feet. At 700 feet, the dam is among the tallest in the United States and a major source of drinking water in California.
Employees noticed an “unusual flow pattern and erosion on the spillway,” which was carrying 55,000 cubic feet per second of water to the Feather River, on Tuesday morning and gradually reduced flows until they were completely halted around midday.
Photos show what appear to be boulder-size chunks of concrete in the spillway’s bottom.
The Department of Water Resources expected to resume releases from the gated spillway “at a rate deemed safe” later Tuesday after a thorough inspection was performed.
From Jim Stone
THE MAIN REPORT FOR TODAY IS THE OROVILLE DAM IN CALIFORNIA
OROVILLE DAM IMPENDING CATASTROPHE MAY BE GROUNDS TO IMPEACH TRUMP. THE TALLEST DAM IN AMERICA IS ABOUT TO FAIL, AND NO ONE IS DOING JACK.
This dam is 50 feet taller than the Hoover dam.
They set this disaster up and are ignoring it on purpose. WHY??!!??
THIS DAM WILL BE HOLDING 4.8 CUBIC KILOMETERS, (THAT’S CUBIC KILOMETERS, NOT SQUARE KILOMETERS OF WATER WHEN IT BREAKS. IT WAS PROBABLY SABOTAGED TO CAUSE THIS.
Isn’t the dam system a federally funded project? Why can’t the feds step in and do something about this? I have been on lake Oroville many times and you cannot get a proper perspective of the size of the lake with pictures. It is huge! If they do nothing and it breaks the death toll will be unimaginable. There are a lot of homes that will simply be swept away. To let that happen knowing it is a possibility should make the government guilty of pre-meditated murder! It is absolutely insane that there is not even a sign of anything in that picture that shows they have even looked at it! Not even a “Do Not Cross” tape around it. Clearly a case of mismanagement at the very least! Un-f**king believable!”
My response: The camera angles used to photograph this crisis are borderline criminal. It is all camera tricks to make people think this is just a small project, when in fact it is the tallest dam in America with 2.5X the controlled output capacity of Niagra Falls at peak flow. They make the damaged spillway look like a small rain gutter in the pictures! And the floodwaters are going to overtop the dam in less than 5 days without the spillway working. Ignoring this is CRIMINAL!.
I have searched for pictures that show how huge the dam is, and there is nothing that can show it because the dam is so huge that by the time the dam is in the picture, anything people normally recognize is too small to see. Cars, people, houses, all become either indistinguishable or invisible entirely.
To be clear about Arnold Schwarzeneggar for the dam report:
Arnold was the governor of California until 2011, and he let subversives destroy California agriculture and get away with the delta smelt water shortage fakery until he left the governorship, and at that time the water scam was well into three years. He is either a foreign enemy on American soil or a complete idiot only able to act a script. Being from Austria he should never have been allowed a government position, let alone be governor of California. Just because he acted Terminator really well means nothing, I don’t own a terminator movie that has him in it and never will. Boycott.
The bottom line is that the dam failure in California was probably done intentionally via sabotage and intentional mismanagement, to finalize the destruction of California agriculture. And even if the dam breaks you can bet that evil powers will do everything they can to divert even that flood away from growers, and if they do a controlled drain of the dam for repairs, the growers will not get a single drop.
Publicity trolls are trying to cover up the fact it was probably sabotage by comparing the dam’s output at failure to Niagra falls. FACT: Despite having almost as much outflow as Niagra falls when it failed, IT WAS ONLY AT 28 PERCENT RATED MAXIMUM FLOW. The dam was built to absolutely dwarf the flow over Niagra falls. Failure with an outflow that was so much less than it was designed for was far more than improbable.
California authorities are saying there is no danger to the dam or to the public. This is a LIE. They just want people to sit on their butts until disaster strikes and at current inflow rates that will happen in less than 5 days. Maybe the dam itself won’t fail, but the mountain to the side of the dam, where the spillway is located, sure as hell will. Why the word play? Ask your local California communist.
THE TALLEST DAM IN AMERICA IS GOING TO FAIL BECAUSE THE TRUMP HATING CROWD WANTS IT TO
Time for a little biased reporting. I am just going to say it as I see it.
California’s Lake Oroville dam, 770 foot tall earthen dam, the tallest earthen dam in the world and the tallest dam of any type the United States has suffered a major failure in the spillway. I am certain this will not be fixed because communists who run California will not even try to fix it and would rather see a disaster that helps them destroy California agriculture despite the recent massive rains. What better excuse than this to just drain the dam ON PURPOSE, IF the dam even survives the spring runoff?
Years prior to this current crisis, Arnold Schwarzenneger, who said he’s better than Trump, made damn good and sure the dams were drained ON PURPOSE during his governorship in the name of the “delta Smelt” simply because he’s not from America, and has socialist/”progressive” roots. He could have stopped that and DID NOT. All the proof in the world of this is clearly featured in an article linked on the right hand side of this page – The End of the California Orange. That governorship ended in 2011, well into the fake drought. He can’t be President and should never have been allowed to be governor of any state. And there is absolutely no reason to believe for a minute the current government of California is any better.
Why am I being so harsh? BECAUSE I KNOW DAMN WELL THEY ARE JUST GOING TO LET THE DAM FAIL, WHEN THEY SHOULD BE STAGING AN EMERGENCY OPERATION WITH EVERY HELICOPTER IN THE COUNTRY DROPPING CONCRETE IN TO FILL THE HOLE RIGHT NOW. They won’t because they hate the American people and want that dam system destroyed. Their behavior with the fake drought and draining the dams on purpose prior to this proves it. If that dam is not repaired, it will overtop within a week and then, because it is an earthen dam, it will be GAME OVER.
Right now the dam is at 82 percent capacity. If it is not repaired before the spring runoff, which it cannot possibly hold and has to simply let go of and should be releasing now in preparation of more, it absolutely will fail and folks, it is ENORMOUS.
This dam is rated to holds 4.3 CUBIC kilometers of water and will overtop with 4.8. That is cubic kilometers, not square kilometers.
This situation is so dire that if the government of California was not the enemy of the United States, AND the people of California, this dam would be under emergency repair RIGHT NOW. The fact that it is just sitting there with this gaping hole with nothing being done is cold hard proof that the people running California are a clear and present enemy of the United States.
Ok, I jumped the gun and said they’d do NOTHING. But I am right, just watch. Because if they did not want this dam destroyed, they would never have let the damage progress as far as it did before shutting it off and if I could hedge my bets, I’d bet on “they damaged this dam before the geo-engineered storms hit to make sure this problem would happen on cue.”
Come on now, can you believe this sh*t after they already, provably tried to destroy California agriculture by draining the dams before this? While the dams were drained, I’d bet they undermined that spillway and damaged it on purpose so when water hit it this would happen. This dam failed with only 28 percent of it’s rated maximum out flow. “Made in the USA” simply does not do that sh*t absent sabotage.
Ok, HERE ARE THE FINAL DETAILS: The spillway is designed for 250,000 cfs and failed with only 70,000. That screams SABOTAGE. The hole dimensions are 80 feet X 200 feet. This will not be repaired. It is going to be another smelt party.
In Response To: Jim Stone Is Claiming Oroville Dam Collapse Imminent: (Watchman)