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  • Failed Oroville Dam Spillway designed by inexperienced grad student in the 1960s

    01/11/2018 9:52:11 AM PST · by bkopto · 49 replies
    next big future ^ | 1/11/2018 | brian wang
    California’s Department of Water Resources was blasted in an independent report for having a culture of complacency and incompetence that contributed to last year’s near-disaster at Oroville Dam. The full 584 page independent forensic team report is here. The agency’s largest water storage site and the nation’s tallest dam at Lake Oroville fell into disrepair. In February, pounding rain and large water releases caused the reservoir’s spillway to collapse. A back-up spillway also failed. Fears that water would pour uncontrollably downstream prompted the evacuation of 180,000 people. The independent panel of safety experts said the dam was badly built from...
  • Human error played a role in Oroville Dam spillway failure, report finds

    01/05/2018 8:00:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    L A Times ^ | Jan 05, 2018 | 5:35 PM | Ralph Vartabedian
    Complacency, bureaucracy and an inadequate safety culture led to the failure last year of the Oroville Dam spillway, according to an independent investigation report released Friday. The findings point to human error by a number of organizations but say that the dam's owner, the California Department of Water Resources, was "significantly overconfident and complacent about the integrity of its State Water Project civil infrastructure, including dams." It describes the department as an "insular organization which inhibited accessing industry knowledge and developing needed technical expertise." Within the department, the engineering division clashed with the operations and maintenance staff, resulting in a...

    10/27/2017 9:14:10 PM PDT · by repentant_pundit · 108 replies ^ | Oct. 27, 2017 |
    RUSH TRANSCRIPT: COOPER: "David, how serious is this for the Trump Administration?" GERGEN: "Well, it certainly looks like the dam is starting to break, Anderson, after a long while. I think we're going to be in expense suspense over the next couple of days as to what charges are. If they're about money laundering that's going to send a shutter through the warehouse. What that'll suggest is two things, first of all, the president has been wrong there's nothing to this. There's probably cause to believe in Mueller's mind that in fact crimes were committed. And in that zone --...
  • 8th turbine in Euphrates Dam on probation (Tabqa Syria)

    09/27/2017 7:53:29 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    ANHA Hawar News Agency ^ | 09.26.2017 16:34 | D.H ANHA
    AL-TABQA- The Euphrates Dam Administration announced that a new advance has been achieved after placing the 8th turbine at the pilot stage of rotation after a month and a half of completing the 3rd turbine repair, and after the dam has been damaged by IS mercenaries. The turbine is expected to produce an electric power of 100 megawatts per hour which is considered an achievement with very limited potential.The engineer administrative in the Euphrates Dam Ali al-Rawy stated that this turbine has been repaired by the efforts of 250 workers in the dam, and by the support of the...
  • Dam washed away - June Lake, near Mammoth CA

    06/19/2017 8:33:31 AM PDT · by null and void · 58 replies
    Local firefighter | nully
    The dam at June lake started to fail at about 10:00 last night. Hot weather, snow melt, followed by thunderstorms. Many cabins washed away, evacuation orders in place. More hot weather due.
  • Syria conflict: 'Huge explosion' rocks Damascus airport

    04/26/2017 11:09:50 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 57 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/27/2017 | BBC
    A large explosion has hit an area near Damascus International Airport, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says. "The blast was huge and could be heard in Damascus," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the UK based monitoring group. The airport lies about 25km (15 miles) south-east of Syria's capital. The blast was reportedly followed by a large fire. There is no word on casualties. The cause is unclear......
  • The strategic Euphrates Dam stops working and the “Islamic State” organization still controls its

    03/26/2017 2:12:03 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 53 replies
    Syria Observatory of Human Rights ^ | 26/03/2017 | none stated
    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was informed by several reliable sources that the Euphrates Dam which is located on the Euphrates River north of al-Tabaqa city in the western countryside of al-Raqqah has stopped working, the reasons are still unknown until now, where the sources of the observatory suggested that the Dam has stopped because of a power outage, which is being generated from the dam automatically, also the intersecting sources confirmed to the Syrian observatory for Human Rights that the main body of the Dam and the main turbines are still under the control the “Islamic State” organization...
  • Report: California's Oroville dam’s main spillway must be repaired by November

    03/23/2017 7:48:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/23/2017 | John Sexton
    The Oroville dam has largely faded out of the news in the past few weeks but the crisis is not over yet. A report on the safety of the dam concluded: “A very significant risk would be incurred if the Gated Spillway is not operational by November 1.” November 1 is the start of the next rainy season. From the Associated Press: Officials with the state Department of Water Resources, which operates the dam, fear a huge rupture that opened in the main spillway could expand to cripple the flood gates that send out controlled releases of water and...
  • US-backed SDF fighters capture Tabqah Dam near Raqqa in a behind enemy lines operation

    03/23/2017 7:14:53 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    ARA News ^ | March 23, 2017 | Wladimir van Wilgenburg
    The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), with their Syrian Arab Coalition fighters, launched a multi-pronged offensive behind enemy lines on Wednesday to liberate the Tabqah Dam in Syria from ISIS. Apache helicopters, U.S. Marine artillery and special operation troops were part of this operation to drop SDF fighters near Tabqa.“The Coalition supported this offensive with air movement and logistical support, precision airstrikes, Apache helicopters in close air support, Marine artillery, and special operations advice and assistance to SDF leadership,” the US-led coalition said in a statement.“Over the last four months, the Coalition has conducted more than 300 airstrikes around Tabqah...
  • .@CJTFOIR statement on the #Tabqah Dam OP: “There is nothing easy about this – it takes audacity &

    03/22/2017 12:37:17 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Konstantin Krammer ^ | 22 Mar 2017 | CJTFOIR
    .@CJTFOIR statement on the #Tabqah Dam OP: “There is nothing easy about this – it takes audacity & courage. And the SDF has that in spades.”
  • Reports Coming From Syria About Surprise US Airborne Op To Capture Tabqa Dam & Cut ISIS Exit Route

    03/22/2017 8:10:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Twitter ^ | 03/22/17
    Reports coming from Syria about US airborne op to cut Raqqa-Aleppo highway+landing via Euprhates river near Tabqa,38.59222412109376   Reports of 500 US and SDF fighters airlifted east Euphrates to control al-Tabqa dam and cut IS Raqqa exit route east Syria
  • Remote Viewing March 2017: Farsight Predictions [Oroville Dam]

    03/17/2017 11:55:02 PM PDT · by ponygirl · 14 replies
    Farsight Press ^ | 17 Mar 2017 | self
    I ran across this video and eventually ended up watching several in the series. This is a group (Farsight) that runs experiments in “remote viewing,” something I was not very familiar with, and some of the predictions have been quite interesting (ie, the John Podesta speech on Nov. 8; the riots at the inauguration, which were hand-illustrated in accurate detail; the prison riot and breakout in Delaware; the Queen suffering from dementia and wandering lost in the palace; and the beginning of a problem at the Oroville dam—which the Viewer thought was a ship, and yet his drawing looked exactly...

    03/08/2017 5:38:07 AM PST · by waus · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3/8/2017 | waus
    New video just put out by Ca. DWR shows work to date performed over the past weekend. Great video showing damage and construction.
  • Dramatic new images show scale of damage to Oroville spillway

    02/28/2017 10:33:18 PM PST · by AzNASCARfan · 43 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/28/2017 | Peter Fimrite
    I cant copy and paste anything from the article... Probably some way around them disabling that function, but you will just have to go read it on their site, but there is a ton of new images now that the flow got shut off on the main spillway.
  • If Oroville Dam Failed, Residents Likely Would Not Be Advised in Time

    02/19/2017 2:05:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 19, 2017
    Communities immediately downstream of California's Lake Oroville dam would not receive adequate warning or time for evacuations if the 770-foot-tall dam itself — rather than its spillways — were to abruptly fail, the state water agency that operates the nation's tallest dam repeatedly advised federal regulators a half-decade ago. Regulators at the time recommended that state officials implement more public-warning systems, carry out annual public education campaigns and work to improve early detection of any problems at the dam. Six years later, state and local officials have adopted some of the recommendations, including automated warnings via reverse 911 calls to...
  • Oroville Dam Reviews

    02/19/2017 5:41:37 PM PST · by exDemMom · 46 replies
    Google Maps ^ | Variable dates | Multiple authors
    "Pretty, but not very solid. Cement walls could be higher/more reliable. C'mon dam, you had one job."--Noah Lantz, one star "I here the spillway is great right now for white water rafting. Watch out for street poles down stream though"--David Lansing, five stars "I give this dam 5 stars, because it's a shining beacon of the kind of California doctrine that they want for the rest of the country!"--Richard Howell, five stars "Dam does a great job at showcasing American ingenuity, the advances we have collectively made in water management, materials science, and our fundamentally negligent attitudes towards maintenance and...
  • Living Beneath a Wall of Water: Can Oroville Residents Trust the Dam Will Hold?

    02/18/2017 11:05:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    The music was snapped off, and the lunchtime chatter at the Keg Room quieted down. Bartender Vivian Jenkins cranked up the volume on the two TVs hanging over the bar as “The Young and the Restless” ended and the real daytime drama came onscreen: the noon media briefing from Oroville Dam, 3 miles up the road. Friday’s episode brought encouraging news. Progress was being made on releasing water from Lake Oroville, while work crews continued to patch the dam’s troubled emergency spillway. Kory Honea, the Butte County sheriff, reminded viewers “we’re still operating under an emergency situation” and they needed...
  • Oroville Dam: What made the spillway collapse? (California)

    02/18/2017 4:49:41 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 55 replies
    San Jose Mercury News and Propaganda ^ | February 17, 2017 | Paul Rogers, Coverup Department
    How did a giant, gaping hole tear through the massive Oroville Dam’s main concrete spillway last week, setting in motion the chain of events that could have led to one of America’s deadliest dam failures? Dam experts around the country are focusing on a leading suspect: Tiny bubbles.The prospect is simple, yet terrifying and has been the culprit in a number of near disasters at dams across the globe since engineers discovered it about 50 years ago. In a process called “cavitation,” ...
  • Tear Down this Dam?

    02/18/2017 12:51:12 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 14 Feb 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Tear down this dam? © Getty Images Oroville dam, the tallest in the nation, is currently in danger of structural failure. Thousands living downstream from its desperate cascading water releases are evacuating their homes in Hollywood disaster-film fashion. Something premodern and apocalyptic like this was not supposed to have happened in a postmodern California of Google, Hollywood, and Napa Valley wineries. California’s politicians and pundits in recent years of drought swore the state was entering a cycle of permanent drought (and thus saw no need to start construction on a single dam to store the rain and snow that supposedly...
  • Oroville Dam sees turnover with private contractors

    02/18/2017 8:14:25 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 37 replies
    ABC10, KXTV ^ | Feb. 17, 2017 | Staff
    Private contractors at the Oroville Dam have had to fire some of their workforce because of issues ranging from positive drug tests to violating the state's Department of Water Resources' social media policy. There has also been turnover because of unqualified workers. Private contractors hired to work on the dam have to vet their own employees, according to DWR spokesman Chris Orrock, who noted that no state employees have been let go because of these reasons. Crews are being brought in as needed, as space is tight, DWR Acting Director Bill Croyle said.