​Oroville Dam managers made missteps in handling crisis - 89.3 KPCC

The Oroville Dam spillway overflows with runoff in Oroville, California on February 14, 2017. A sheriff lifted a mandatory evacuation order in northern California, which had impacted nearly 200,000 people in an area under threat of catastrophic failure ...

Documents provide play-by-play of dam crisis response - McClatchy Washington Bureau

In early February, a massive crack opened in a concrete chute that carries water from America's tallest dam. For nearly a week, Oroville Dam managers assured the public there was no imminent danger as they slowed releases of water down the main ...

AP Exclusive: Dam managers made missteps in handling crisis - The Edwardsville Intelligencer

An Associated Press examination has revealed a series of questionable decisions and misjudgments before and during a crisis at the nation's tallest dam in February. (April 19). Media: Associated Press. OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Late in the afternoon of Feb.

Kiewit selected by California DWR to repair damaged Oroville Dam spillway - HydroWorld

California's Department of Water Resources has awarded a contract worth $275,443,850 to Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. to perform repairs at Oroville Dam, according to a work order issued this week. Per the agreement, Kiewit is to begin reconstruction ...

AP Exclusive: Managers of Damaged Dam Made Series of Errors - U.S. News & World Report

Numerous interviews and a review of emails and documents by The Associated Press show federal and state managers made a series of questionable decisions and misjudgments before and during a February crisis at America's tallest dam. | April 19, 2017 ...

DOL Awards $7 Million for Recovery Efforts in California - Occupational Health and Safety

The funding has been awarded to the California Employment Development Department as part of a National Dislocated Worker Grant. Apr 19, 2017. The U.S. Department of Labor has approved a National Dislocated Worker Grant award for $7 million to the ...

Opening The Damaged Oroville Dam To Sustain Storm Water From Increasing California Storms Could Potentially ... - Science Times

Recent reports have indicated that the damaged spillway has been reopened despite damage due to the number of rainstorms affecting areas in Northern California. Opening the spillway will lower the levels of water on the dam to prepare for the coming ...

Company awarded $275M+ contract to fix Lake Oroville spillways - KCRA Sacramento

An out-of-state contractor is getting to work right away to make repairs on the damaged Oroville spillway. The Department of Water Resources announced Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. will be taking the lead. Advertisement. The Nebraska-based company ...

Letter: Statements, actions on Oroville spillway alarming - Chico Enterprise-Record

I am writing to express my concerns about the whole issue of Department of Water Resources statements and hiding information from the public. The statement that has been mentioned by Bill Croyle was, “This happened; stuff happens,” and then compares ...

California Awards Nebraska Company $275M Contract to Fix Oroville Dam Spillway - NBC Bay Area

California water officials say they have awarded a contract to repair Oroville Dam's two damaged spillways to a Nebraska construction company. The Department of Water Resources announced Monday that Kiewit Corp. of Omaha was awarded the $275 ...

DWR responds to report of spillway construction, maintenance defects - KRCRTV.COM

OROVILLE, Calif. - This week, an engineer for the Center of Catastrophic Risk Management at UC Berkeley released his report detailing numerous design, construction and maintenance defects on the Oroville Dam spillway. Department of Water Resources ...

Day Around The Bay: Feinstein's Town Hall Was Predictably Wild - SFist

[Chronicle]; A congressman from Wisconsin has tried to argue that killing internet privacy is fine because no one has to use the internet. [Consumerist]; Replacing the city's oldest, clunkiest trolly buses is going to cost $244 million. [Examiner]; The ...

Continuing storms led to increase in SWP allocations, official says - Capital Press

California announced an increase in State Water Project deliveries one day after the state's top water official said it could be May or June before a new allocation is made. Tim Hearden. Capital Press. Published on April 18, 2017 9:41AM. Last changed ...

Reports: George HW Bush back in hospital - WJLA

FILE - In this April 2, 2016, file photo, former President George H. W. Bush waves as he arrives at NRG Stadium before the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game between Villanova and Oklahoma in Houston. (AP Photo/David J.

Expert performed autopsy on Oroville spillway collapse. Here's what he found. - Sacramento Bee

As state officials clamp down on records at Oroville Dam, one of the country's foremost experts on catastrophic engineering failures has used state inspection reports, photographs and historical design specifications to piece together an autopsy ...

Company that made Folsom Dam safer lands job of fixing Oroville Dam - Sacramento Bee

The company that built one of greater Sacramento's most important flood-control projects in years will fix the damaged spillways at Oroville Dam, site of a near catastrophe two months ago. Kiewit Corp. of Omaha, Neb., beat two competitors for the right ...

Oroville Spillway Project May Soon Face another crisis? Unusual Weather Extreme of Heat? Affecting Repairs to ... - Catholic Online

Home · News · Green; Oroville Spillway Project May Soon Face another crisis? Unusual Weather Extreme of Heat? Affecting Repairs to Damaged Spillway? Click Here. By Tony Johnson 4/18/2017 (6 hours ago) Catholic Online (www.catholic.org).

Report: Flaws in Design, Building and Upkeep Led to Oroville Spillway Failure - KQED

An independent analysis of the spillway failure at Oroville Dam concludes that extensive sections of the concrete structure disintegrated due to a series of design, construction and maintenance flaws stretching back more than half a century. The root ...

Man gets 10 to 20 years in Pennsylvania church shooting - WJAC Johnstown

A man has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison in the shooting death of a fellow churchgoer during Sunday services in a suburban Philadelphia church. (MGN). AA. NORRISTOWN, Pa. -- A man has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison in the ...

Report: Design, construction and maintenance of Oroville Dam are flawed - Central Valley Business Times

As work starts on a quarter of a billion dollars worth of repairs to Oroville Dam's spillways, a new report from the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management at the University of California, Berkeley, says the dam's design, construction and maintenance ...