New Photos Show Tremendous Damage To Oroville Dam
A new report from Fox News on Sunday indicates that if the Oroville dam fails, residents who live in harms way will most likely will be advised in time which adds to the mounting stress as new storms pound California.
From Fox News:
Communities immediately downstream of California’s Lake Oroville dam would not receive adequate warning or time for evacuations if the 770-foot-tall dam itself — rather than its spillways — were to abruptly fail, the state water agency that operates the nation’s tallest dam repeatedly advised federal regulators a half-decade ago.
Reuters is now reporting that large parts of Northern California are being place on a flood advisory as new storms pound Northern California
The storm is expected to drop as much as 5 inches (13 cm) of rain in the San Francisco region through Wednesday, bringing more water to already saturated land that has been inundated with heavy precipitation since early January, the National Weather Service said.
“We could see flooding in areas that haven’t flooded in a long time and there will be additional stress on levees, rivers, creeks & streams,” the service said.
“The heaviest rainfall and higher elevation snow will be from Monday through Tuesday,” it said.
It added the Sierra Nevada mountain area could receive as much as 40 inches (101 cm) of new snow.
Fortunately there are no new warnings for the areas near the Oroville dam which is roughly 150 miles northeast of San Francisco.
New photos have been released by the California Department of Water Resources that show the significant damage at the Oroville dam and the spillway.
Photos provided from the California Department of Water Resources, all photos used are labeled as public domain.