A Wet Winter Is Overwhelming California's Ancient Infrastructure - WIRED

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Strong storms to continue beyond Presidents Day for West - The Weather Network

Thursday, February 16, 2017, 12:06 - The moisture-packed train of storms affecting California this winter has been well received by many, but this long weekend, the timing is not ideal for additional rain and snow given the precarious water excess ...

Where Americans agree on Trump: He should be builder-in-chief - Christian Science Monitor

There's broad support for President Trump revitalizing America's infrastructure. The Oroville Dam incident underscored the need. Monitor's Best: Top 5. Why Russian protests are making the Kremlin rethink 2018 presidential elections (+video) · Cover ...

Big-Picture Questions Raised by the Oroville Dam Emergency - News Deeply

Let's not let a good crisis go to waste: Here are six important conversations that need to happen in the aftermath of problems at Oroville Dam in Northern California. Written by Laura Feinstein, Peter Gleick, Published on Feb. 16, 2017, Read time Approx.

Oroville reservoir level continues to drop amid new rain storms - Los Angeles Times

In the hours since a series of storms in Northern California began dropping rain on the damaged Oroville reservoir, data shows that state water officials continue to drain the lake faster than the storms are filling it. Less than a tenth of an inch of ...

It's not just Oroville: Record rain is straining California's whole flood control network - Los Angeles Times

The frantic effort over the last few days to lower water levels at Oroville Dam after the structure's two spillways became damaged is part of a larger drama playing out as California rapidly shifts from extreme drought to intense deluges. Large swaths ...

The Oroville Dam isn't the only trouble spot - Los Angeles Times

Good morning. It's Thursday, Feb. 16, and here's what's happening across California: TOP STORIES. Will Oroville hold? Tons of rain will be dumped on Northern California this week, but state officials are confident that this inclement weather won't ...

Today: When the Going Gets Tough, Rally the Troops. Chipping Away at Obamacare. - Los Angeles Times

I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. TOP STORIES. When the Going Gets Tough, Rally the Troops. President Trump's approval ratings were already down to 40% in a Gallup ...

Robert Thorson: Oroville Dam One Of Many Aging Structures - Hartford Courant

One of President Donald Trump's primary initiatives is to put workers back to work on public infrastructure. Though transportation is usually the highest priority, I suggest we pay more attention to the tens of thousands of aging dams spread across the ...

Here's the Worst-Case Scenario at Lake Oroville - Pacific Standard

An interview with Peter Gleick about what might lie ahead for America's tallest dam — and the people living in its shadow. By Eric Holthaus. The Oroville Dam spillway overflows with runoff in Oroville, California, on February 14th, 2017. (Photo ...

Oroville Dam: Residents advised to remain vigilant as storm advances - CNN

Oroville, California (CNN) Rain is expected Thursday in the Northern California area around Lake Oroville, as crews work to reduce the water level there. Earlier this week, authorities ordered mandatory evacuations over concerns that an emergency ...

Dam officials should've listened to those warnings about Oroville. Now we're stuck with the tab - Los Angeles Times

Climate change did not produce California's winter flooding that abruptly ended a devastating drought. That weather swing is just how California works. California has endured rotating cycles of wet and dry periods throughout its history. If there are ...

Oroville's homeless felt stranded during evacuation - San Francisco Chronicle

Toni Breer, who lives homeless in Oroville, continues to stay with her dogs at the evacuation center at the Butte County Fairgrounds in Chico, California on February 15, 2017. Toni Breer, who lives homeless in Oroville, continues to stay with ...

Oroville Dam: Californian officials rush to drain lake as fresh wave of powerful storms roll in - ABC Online

Officials are racing to drain more water from a lake behind the battered Oroville Dam, as new storms begin rolling into Northern California. Key points: Storms forecast for next week could add to dam levels but officials confident repairs will hold ...

California dam emergency is a reminder of scare at Lewisville Lake dam - Dallas News (blog)

Ultimately, the danger passed quickly. The dam wasn't compromised. And the Army Corps of Engineers continues to point out that safety systems worked as planned. Since the weekend, the Oroville Dam in Northern California has created a more serious ...

As life returns to normal in Oroville, some reluctant to go home - SFGate

CHICO, Butte County — While thousands of Oroville evacuees continued rushing home Wednesday, hundreds of holdouts stuck around a Chico evacuation shelter — either too scared or too lost to return after the threat of disaster dissipated. Their fears ...

California officials rush to drain lake behind Oroville Dam as new storms begin - The Globe and Mail

Officials raced to drain more water from a lake behind battered Oroville Dam as new storms began rolling into Northern California on Wednesday and tested the quick repairs made to damaged spillways that raised flood fears. The three storms were ...

Q&A with Stanford experts puts Oroville Dam breach in context - Stanford University News

As workers rush to repair the spillway at California's Oroville Dam, Stanford researchers comment on how challenges like climate change and aging infrastructure heighten risks for California. Facebook · Twitter · Email. By Devon Ryan. After heavy ...

Sikhs opened their temple doors to Oroville Dam evacuees — and strangers came pouring in - Los Angeles Times

Evacuees and Sikhs chat at Shri Guru Ravidass temple in Rio Linda, Calif., north of Sacramento. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times). Each morning before the break of dawn, Nirmal Singh makes his way to a small stage at the Shri Guru Ravidass Temple, ...

Learning from Oroville Dam Disaster: State Water Board Proposes Climate Change Resolution - The Equation: Blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)

Earlier this week, while areas downstream of Oroville Dam were still under an evacuation order, California's State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) released a draft resolution for a comprehensive response to climate change. It resolves ...