The gods of Nature have a sense of dark humor. California has been praying for rain. And now has it in spades. And as the dams struggle to deal with all this rain and snow, more comes piling in. And guess what? The dam operators are going to slow down the discharge of water.
The ‘experts’ told everyone, the storms were going to stop so the gods decreed that the storms won’t stop at all, they are going to get water and more water. Bwahahaha. Now, they are ‘dialing back’ the discharge of water just in time for more rain.
Officials monitoring the stricken Oroville Dam in Northern California say they’re confident the damaged spillway and eroded hillside can withstand approaching storms.
Are they insane? Yup.
Department of Water Resources Acting Director Bill Croyle said Thursday that officials identified three areas where erosion caused the most concern about potential flooding.
He says one area has been 100 percent repaired, while the others were 25 percent and 69 percent fixed.
Good lord. No, these are not ‘fixed’ at all. They dumped a bunch of bags of rocks on the scoured landscape and shoved some loose dirt around. This is not a fix at all. It is stupid. Laying down dirt on a steep hillside doesn’t stabilize it. I dig mountainsides and the ‘dirt’ in the Northeast is all put there after giant glaciers melted and then, for over more than ten thousand years, we have ‘topsoil’ and ‘dirt’ where there used to be only solid rock.
Where this dam is today was glaciers back during all the Ice Ages. This shaped the valley that was filled with water. All the dirt on top of this is from after the last Ice Age. The rocks under this dirt is SLIPPERY due to glaciers wearing down the rocks.
Croyle says officials are reducing the amount of water released from the lake, but he still expects the level to continue falling through the duration of storms forecast in the coming days.
Like I said in the past, these people are nuts. They are also stupid. Trusting people believe the lies from these dam experts. If anyone dies because of these lies, I would like murder charges be leveled.
California officials are slowing the release of water from a lake behind the nation’s tallest dam so crews can remove debris from the bottom of the structure’s damaged spillway.
They want to restart the power. So to hell with reality.
State Department of Water Resources officials said Thursday that removing debris protects Oroville Dam’s power plant and will allow for it eventually to be restarted.
Officials had been releasing 100,000 cubic feet of water, or enough to fill an Olympic-size swimming pool, each second from the lake since Sunday, when the sheriff ordered an immediate evacuation. They didn’t say how much water is now being released.
They don’t dare say anything or people will ask questions. Hello? The reporter covered this story and did any assail these guys demanding answers? Oh, they just do it to Trump and then misreport his answers.