Distribution and Maintenance of Water Supply
Engineering News Record » Seemingly chaotic but actually highly choreographed and sequenced, the $1.1-billion Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project moves at an ultra-fast-track pace for one important reason: to repair the structures in time to protect cities, farmland and hundreds of thousands of people downstream of Oroville Dam before Northern California’s rainy season begins in November.
Transport Topics » The Senate’s top lawmakers on water policy, Environment and Public Works Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), and committee ranking member Tom Carper (D-Del.), praised the House’s unanimous backing of the water infrastructure legislation on Sept. 13. The U.S. Senate is expected to take up as early as this month.
KRCR-TV » A bill that will allow citizen oversight of the Oroville Dam, and the public safety issues that come along with it, was signed into law this week by Governor Jerry Brown. Governor Brown signed into law Senator Jim Nielsen’s legislation to create the Citizens Advisory Commission for Oroville Dam. The measure empowers residents to be involved in public safety issues relating to the dam.