California may face ‘significant risk’ from dam

California may face ‘significant risk’ from dam

“Repair contracts will have to be awarded by June and workers will have to have the spillway in solid enough shape by Nov. 1, the experts warned.

“This is a very demanding schedule, as everyone recognizes. There seems to be no room anywhere to expand any part of the schedule,” the five-member expert team said in the report for state and federal water and dam-safety officials. “A very significant risk would be incurred if the Gated Spillway is not operational by November 1…

The experts called it “absolutely critical” that the dam’s state operators not use the faulty emergency spillway again.”

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