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

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

89.3 KPCC​Oroville Dam managers made missteps in handling crisis89.3 KPCCThe 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 ...and more »

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

Documents provide play-by-play of dam crisis responseMcClatchy Washington BureauIn 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 ...and more »

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

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

The Edwardsville IntelligencerAP Exclusive: Dam managers made missteps in handling crisisThe Edwardsville IntelligencerAn 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.and more »

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

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

HydroWorldKiewit selected by California DWR to repair damaged Oroville Dam spillwayHydroWorldCalifornia'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 ...and more »

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

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

U.S. News & World ReportAP Exclusive: Managers of Damaged Dam Made Series of ErrorsU.S. News & World ReportNumerous 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 ...and more »

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

DOL Awards $7 Million for Recovery Efforts in CaliforniaOccupational Health and SafetyThe 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 ...and more »

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

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

Science TimesOpening The Damaged Oroville Dam To Sustain Storm Water From Increasing California Storms Could Potentially ...Science TimesRecent 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 ...and more »

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

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

KCRA SacramentoCompany awarded $275M+ contract to fix Lake Oroville spillwaysKCRA SacramentoAn 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 ...and more »

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

Letter: Statements, actions on Oroville spillway alarmingChico Enterprise-RecordI 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 ...and more »

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

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

NBC Bay AreaCalifornia Awards Nebraska Company $275M Contract to Fix Oroville Dam SpillwayNBC Bay AreaCalifornia 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 ...and more »

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

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

KRCRTV.COMDWR responds to report of spillway construction, maintenance defectsKRCRTV.COMOROVILLE, 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 ...and more »

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

Day Around The Bay: Feinstein's Town Hall Was Predictably WildSFist[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 ...and more »

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

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

Capital PressContinuing storms led to increase in SWP allocations, official saysCapital PressCalifornia 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 ...and more »

Reports: George HW Bush back in hospital - WJLA;

Reports: George HW Bush back in hospital - WJLA

WJLAReports: George HW Bush back in hospitalWJLAFILE - 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.and more »

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

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

Sacramento BeeExpert performed autopsy on Oroville spillway collapse. Here's what he found.Sacramento BeeAs 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 ...and more »

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

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

Sacramento BeeCompany that made Folsom Dam safer lands job of fixing Oroville DamSacramento BeeThe 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 ...and more »

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

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

Catholic OnlineOroville Spillway Project May Soon Face another crisis? Unusual Weather Extreme of Heat? Affecting Repairs to ...Catholic OnlineHome · 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).and more »

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

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

KQEDReport: Flaws in Design, Building and Upkeep Led to Oroville Spillway FailureKQEDAn 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 ...and more »

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

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

WJAC JohnstownMan gets 10 to 20 years in Pennsylvania church shootingWJAC JohnstownA 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 ...and more »

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

Report: Design, construction and maintenance of Oroville Dam are flawedCentral Valley Business TimesAs 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 ...and more »