Lake Oroville In Danger of Collapse Evacuations Ordered | Feb 13, 2017

Update Oroville Dam Overtops, Govt Still Refuses to Order Evacuation Preparations

– Youtube  |  Adapt 2030

Question: Where is the governor? The part time guv is again missing in action. Can we afford it?

This problem at Oroville has been unresolved since 2013 while the governor clearly had other priorities. /CJ


Threat of Oroville spillway collapse prompts evacuation of Marysville, Yuba, Butte and Sutter counties

– Sacramento Bee

“Chico evacuation center is full; additional shelter open at Neighborhood Church

Butte County announced at 7:40 p.m. that the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds evacuation center is full. Another shelter is available at the Neighborhood Church in Chico, 2801 Notre Dame Blvd.

Sacramento hotels filling with evacuees

Evacuees are reserving hotel rooms along Hwy. 99 and Interstate 5 in Sacramento near the airport. The Homewood Suites by Hilton started getting calls around 6 p.m., said Front Desk Agent Gao Hang. Twenty reservations were made within the hour in back-to-back phone calls.

“They didn’t care about the price at all because they just need a place to go,” she said. “It’s not just us.”

Two neighboring hotels are filling up as well, she said. The Homewood Suites is about 75 percent reserved so far.

Lake levels down, but risk remains

7:15 p.m.

Oroville Lake depths are decreasing rapidly as officials release a huge amount of water from its main spillway.

Lake levels have fallen about one-half a foot in the last two hours and stand at 901.35 feet, about four-tenths of a foot above the level where water flows through the emergency spillway, state figures show.

At that pace, water should stop spilling over the emergency spillway within several hours, giving officials a chance to more fully assess erosion.

Falling depths do not mean the areas below the dam are safe. The emergency spillway is essentially part of the dam and the concern is that it will fail, something that could happen even if water stops flowing over its top.”

….Continue reading more @ SacBee with video.



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Lake Oroville Auxiliary Spillway, February 11th at 11AM  |  Drone view

– California Department of Water Resources

– From the California Department of Water Resources | Lake Oroville Auxiliary Spillway, Feb 11th at 11am.

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