Government severely misjudged strength of Oroville emergency spillway, sparking a crisis – LA Times

Government severely misjudged strength of Oroville emergency spillway, sparking a crisis – LA Times

““Solid rock. All this is rock,” Croyle, acting director of the Department of Water Resources, said with an air of confidence at the Feb. 11 briefing.

…Some 27 hours later, state officials told Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea that erosion was chewing away at the base of the spillway’s concrete lip. It was on the verge of collapse,….. Honea ordered a mass evacuation.”

One of many California time bombs. Just wait till the pension system goes into default.

 

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