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    Anyone else watching the news about the Oroville dam? If the weather doesn't turn, or engineers don't think quick, they could have America's tallest earth dam come down and unleash hell on California.
    quietpickles
    Feb 14 '17
    I didn't even hear about it and yet I *live* in California.
    NJP Admin
    Feb 14 '17
    This dam was completed in the 1960's and they had never used the spillways since then. The way I understand it is that they were never able to actually fully test the spillway system. This is one of those situations where I am afraid there can be no happy ending.This dam was completed in the 1960's and they had never used the spillways since then. The way I understand it is that they were never able to actually fully test the spillway system. This is one of t...See more
    Lawborn
    Feb 14 '17
    I understand that the spillway is being eroded very badly. I sure hope folks have their bags packed and ready to go.
    Maklarr4000 Meta
    Feb 15 '17
    Looks like they've managed to avert disaster, and the 100,000 people they booted for the disaster can come back to their looted homes. You can almost hear the lawsuits piling up against the State of California even now. I was pleased to hear that Trump and his team have taken interest in this fiasco to highlight their infrastructure plans for the next few years. There are a LOT of old dams, bridges, and other critical structures that we really should invest in fixing and replacing, rather than paying even more to clean them up when they fail.Looks like they've managed to avert disaster, and the 100,000 people they booted for the disaster can come back to their looted homes. You can almost hear the lawsuits piling up against the State of C...See more
    Maklarr4000 Meta
    Feb 15 '17
    Well, the race is on to patch the dam's battered far side before the huge rain storm roars in. Fingers crossed...
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