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It would seem that the Oroville dam is failing. :-O

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Bill Katt, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. radioman

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  2. JohnZ

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    In a normal state this would be true but we're talking california here. They'll probably find some endangered species of gnat that "needs protection."
     
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    Cool drone video.
     
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    they can save a shit ton of money using this stuff:



    about a thousand cases should do the trick.
     
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  6. Dennis in MA

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    I wonder how much underpinning they got done before they had to open that spillway again. Can you imagine the fleet of constantly arriving cement trucks to fix all that?
     
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    They may just build a batch plant on site.
     
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    How is the water crossing the gap and continuing on down the old spillway? Magic?
     
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    It's all OK. The California tax payers will be very happy when their taxes go up to pay for it. It's for a good cause. They're even hoping environmental impact studies will add a few hundred million to the project. Higher taxes sooth their liberal guilt.
     
  10. Mountain

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    According to my brother (still in CA), there was money specifically set aside to repair the Oroville dam. However, that money was raided to fund social programs. He's had enough and is now looking at engineering jobs in Texas and Alabama.
     
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    Splash and spray.
     
  12. Bill Katt

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    Looks like they're working on fixing it.
    I didn't realize from the flooding video footage just how large that spillway is. It makes an excavator look tiny.
    Link to live feed of ongoing work...at least I think that's what this is....lol.

     
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    I think a lot if not most of the smaller ones in CA are doing OK now. I think CA will be in good shape this year- there's a ridiculous amount of snow piled up in the Sierras. Head a bit east and there still are problems. Lake Mead hasn't really recovered but at 1089' is OK for this time of year. It's not expected to go below 1075' this year, which is the level that triggers emergency measures.

    The Colorado river system supports ~30 million people for water needs. Build the wall and save our water resources!
     
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    I've got a better idea, stop living and building cities in the desert.
     
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  16. Mountain

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    Good point. Those 30M people are completely vulnerable to their supply of water.
     
  17. Dennis in MA

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    Ah yes. The old Sam Kinneson routine. "Do you see this? Do you see this? This is SANNDDDD Muddafudda! You can't grow anything in SAND. JC! We have deserts in America. We just don't LIVE IN THEM!"

    (Well, I guess we do. LOL)
     
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    If you cant feed em, dont BREED em
     
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    ... and those that control the water. Right Mr. Geddes?

    [​IMG]
     
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    If Trump wanted to win the Southwest in a landslide he should cut CA off from the Colorado River watershed. Los Angeles has been stealing the Southwest's water for too long.

    CA could easily build solar powered desalination plants if they stopped handing out taxpayer cash to every illegal alien and doped up degenerate in the state.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Hoover dam...notice the white colored rock upstream from it. That is where the water level the Colorado River USED TO BE at. Now it is permanently wayyyyy tooooo low!
     
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    Perspective is a bitch here. While I see where the water used to be, I also se, from this perspective, that the water looks to be at the top of the dam.
     
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    no that is an optical illusion. Those two round intake towers used to be almost submerged...

    back in 1983 when the river was MUCH higher:
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    Yup,and that is exactly why they applied for federal help and arent getting all they asked for.

    Im sure it will be "orange man bad" though...
     
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    They just had a news segment on Panama Fl, and how upset the oceanfront people are with how long it's taking the area to recover and rebuild from the last hurricane...on our dime! Coverage should be reduced by a huge percentage for every rebuild, along with huge premium increases, until they get the idea. The area's should be turned back to National Seashore after a few strikes.
     
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    If the perps of 9/11 really wanted to create massive and lasting damage, their plan would have involved targets on this map. There are some serious vulnerabilities here, and I hope our national defense has it dialed in tight to protect them.
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    I would argue the Fed should not be involved in this management at all States should regulate and private business should own the dams.
     
  28. Mountain

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    LOL, by that logic every street you drive on will become a toll road- right up to your driveway.
     
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    You drive on rivers?
     
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