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This is a dam problem

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  1. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    Well the paper says they're letting people back in this morning but it looks like the rain is going to start again tomorrow through Saturday.
  2. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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  3. OhioArcher

    OhioArcher Where's da fishes? Forum Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/15/oroville-dam-repairs-continue-as-trump-approves-relief-for-state.html

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  4. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    Well it's pouring rain again today. I hope it doesn't rain too hard....
  5. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Damn!
  6. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    My boss (OK, ex-boss) tells me that this dam was part of a system which did not get completed. There was supposed to be a dam upstream to share the load.
    (Politics and the predicted mega drought.)
  7. OhioArcher

    OhioArcher Where's da fishes? Forum Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Well, they were right about the drought. But everything moves in cycles. Guess they forgot about that part.
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    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    They are only concerned about the election cycle.
  9. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Sponsor Forum Moderator

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    I just saw video of the spillway and it looks like it's collapsing. That or they decided to let out a whole bunch of water.
  10. OhioArcher

    OhioArcher Where's da fishes? Forum Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Oroville spillway reopening. Up to 50K cfm. Impressive.
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  11. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    Thank you Ohio.
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  12. Bobster

    Bobster .308 Supporter

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    Yes, thanks Ohio! Very well produced videos. Be sure to watch his flyover video which was equally well done. :)
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  13. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    President Trump is sending us $274 million to repair Oroville Dam, plus another $266 million for storm damage etc.

    I hope Jerry Brown kissed his ass good to get that money too.
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  14. Bobster

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    Yup, on his knees Moonbeam kissed his ass, his ring and Trumpy was heard to say "while you're down there, Jerry you can..." ;)
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  15. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    ... polish my hand stitched Italian loafers?

    :rolleyes:
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  16. Bobster

    Bobster .308 Supporter

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    Ummm, he probably said that too ;), but I think it had something to do with Trumpy's belt buckle...
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  17. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    What ever happened with this dam mess?
  18. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    Well it's ended up costing a whole lot more than they originally figured, because they had to dig a whole lot deeper, because there was a whole lot of undiscovered errosion.

    The original spillway was sort of a thin affair & did end up cracking in many many places, allowing in water to seep through and wash out the subsoil. Anyhow most of the lake is drained and it doesn't look like they're going to finish before next year.

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