USGS quake monitors pick up vibrations at Oroville Dam construction site

Chico Enterprise-Record » The state Department of Water Resources said periodic shaking at the dam picked up by USGS monitors has been caused by controlled blasts supporting construction efforts at the site, where workers have been repairing the dam’s main spillway after it crumbled last year, among other projects. So far in April, the USGS has recorded at least three chemical explosions around the main spillway.

2018-04-24T16:07:35-08:00April 23rd, 2018|California, Dams, Oroville Dam|

Oroville Dam: DWR still expects feds to pay bulk of spillway repair costs

The Mercury News » The state Department of Water Resources is still expecting the federal government to pay the bulk of the cost of repairing the Lake Oroville spillways. The estimated cost is up to $870 million, and north state congressmen had indicated the Federal Emergency Management Agency had some doubts whether it could reimburse costs for a redesigned structure.

2018-02-27T13:29:50-08:00February 22nd, 2018|California, Dams, Oroville Dam|

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.

2022-04-22T10:33:22-08:00December 11th, 2017|California, Dams, Oroville Dam|

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.

2018-01-12T10:55:32-08:00November 30th, 2017|California, Dams, Oroville Dam|

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.

2018-01-12T10:55:41-08:00November 28th, 2017|California, Dams, Oroville Dam|
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