Oroville Dam: Formerly classified memo describing spillway cracks now public

Chico Enterprise-Record » The previously secret state Department of Water Resources memorandum explaining the hairline cracks in the Oroville Dam spillway is now public.

2017-12-12T14:51:13+00:00 December 11th, 2017|California, Dams|

‘These things add up.’ Could recurring problems compromise safety of California dams?

The Sacramento Bee » When it comes to inspecting dams, California is second to none. A panel of national experts examined the state’s Division of Safety of Dams last year and declared it tops in the field, citing inspectors’ knack for flagging small problems before they turn serious. Getting dam owners to fix those flaws quickly is another matter.

2017-12-11T12:16:43+00:00 December 8th, 2017|California, Dams|

Oroville Team Passes Milestone, Presses on With Spillway Fix

Engineering News-Record » A mix of brute force and cutting-edge technology enabled contractors to replace a large portion of Oroville Dam’s spillway chute in just 165 days, meeting a Nov. 1 deadline set in anticipation of the start of northern California’s winter rainy season. Over the winter, emergency-spillway improvements will continue.

2017-12-12T10:23:39+00:00 December 7th, 2017|California, Dams|

Kiewit continues work at Oroville Dam

Chico Enterprise-Record » Phase two of construction Oroville Dam – with work on both spillways – might prove more challenging than the first feat, the contractor’s project director said in a media call Thursday.

2017-12-09T21:33:04+00:00 November 30th, 2017|California, Dams|

New spillway has cracks; DWR says no cause for alarm

Appeal Democrat / Associated Press » Small cracks have appeared in the new concrete in the main spillway at Oroville Dam, but the state says they were expected and nothing to worry about.

2017-11-29T16:26:34+00:00 November 28th, 2017|California, Dams|
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