OROVILLE DAM SPILLWAY: Construction Update (with latest video)

From the Department of Water Resources: Today the Department of Water Resources (DWR) provided an update on construction work on the Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project. Continued Construction on the Main Spillway DWR remains focused on meeting its primary objective of repairing and reconstructing the main spillway by November 1 to handle flows of 100,000 cubic feet per second […]

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OROVILLE DAM SPILLWAY: Construction update, latest video

From the Department of Water Resources: Today the Department of Water Resources (DWR) provided an update on construction work on the Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project.  Continued Construction on the Main Spillway Construction efforts at the Lake Oroville spillways remain focused on repairing and reconstructing the gated flood control spillway, also known as the main spillway, by November 1. […]

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THIS JUST IN … Oroville Dam Incident Independent Forensic Team releases second interim status memo; also latest video from Oroville

Memo contains a summary of findings and opinions to date, as well as some lessons learned This morning, the Oroville Dam Spillway Incident Independent Forensic Team delivered the second interim status memo to the California Department of Water Resources, giving a summary of findings and opinions to date regarding the chain of conditions, actions, and inactions from the February 20, […]

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OROVILLE SPILLWAY: Construction update (with video)

From the Department of Water Resources: [Yesterday] the Department of Water Resources (DWR) provided an update on construction work on the Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project. Continued Construction on the Main Spillway Construction efforts at the Lake Oroville spillways have remained focused on repairing and reconstructing the gated flood control spillway, also known as the main spillway, by November […]

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OROVILLE UPDATE: Final 2017 Construction Plans for Lake Oroville Spillways Project Approved (with video)

From the Department of Water Resources: Today, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) provided an update on construction work on the Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project. DWR received authorization to proceed with its final 2017 construction plan from the California Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on July 13 and 15 respectively. […]

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OROVILLE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Lake Oroville Spillways Work Continues, Updates on Related Activities

From the Department of Water Resources: The following is a regular update from the Department of Water Resources (DWR) on Lake Oroville Emergency Recovery project activities. Continued Recovery Work Construction continues at the site by DWR’s prime contractor Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. In the past two weeks, Kiewit has focused on removing the lower 2,000 feet, or lower chute, of […]

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THIS JUST IN … ASDSO and USSD comments on current state of Oroville Spillway incident investigation

From the Association of State Dam Officials and United States Society on Dams: The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) and the United States Society on Dams (USSD) are nationally and internationally recognized organizations consisting of dam engineering professionals who are committed to advancing the profession of dam engineering and dam safety. On behalf of the U.S. and international […]

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OROVILLE DAM SPILLWAYS UPDATE: Transition from Incident Emergency Response to Incident Emergency Recovery, Main spillway gate closure, Dam cam, and more …

From the Department of Water Resources: The following is a regular update from the Department of Water Resources (DWR) on the Lake Oroville Spillways recovery project activities. Transition from Incident Emergency Response to Incident Emergency Recovery The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) on Sunday completed transition from Incident Emergency Response to Incident Emergency Recovery at the damaged Lake Oroville […]

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THIS JUST IN … DWR Releases Initial Findings from Forensics Team Regarding Lake Oroville Spillways

From the Department of Water Resources: The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today made public a memo from the independent Forensics Team, which outlines a list of potential physical factors that may have contributed to the Lake Oroville gated (main) spillway failure on Feb. 7. “This memo outlines the potential causes of the main spillway failure, which will be […]

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OROVILLE DAM: DWR Update on Oroville Spillway Repair Activities

From the Department of Water Resources: The following is an update from the Department of Water Resources (DWR) on construction-related activities on the Oroville Spillway Recovery project. DWR is committed to informing the surrounding communities and the general public about the work being done to repair the damaged spillway and related impacts to roads, recreation, public access and surrounding infrastructure. […]

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