Current Topics
Trump and Russia
by pondering_it_all
Today at 02:20 AM
Miscellaneous humor thread
by Golem
Yesterday at 08:35 PM
Worst Case Scenario
by pdx rick
Yesterday at 08:20 PM
Deceptive marketing, or frivolous lawsuit?
by pdx rick
Yesterday at 08:17 PM
Missouri SB 5 punishes women who use birth control
by pdx rick
Yesterday at 08:14 PM
Cartels? We don't need no steenking cartels
by pdx rick
Yesterday at 08:11 PM
RoundTable for June 2017
by NW Ponderer
Yesterday at 01:53 AM
Trump Forum
by pondering_it_all
06/24/17 04:57 AM
Star Trek: Discovery to ditch a long frustrating Trek rule
by Golem
06/23/17 06:45 PM
why democrats are losing
by pondering_it_all
06/23/17 04:56 AM
The truth - finally
by Jeffery J. Haas
06/23/17 12:53 AM
Want to do something about global warming?
by logtroll
06/22/17 12:29 PM
Should Star Trek Sequels Return to the Prime Timeline?
by Golem
06/22/17 01:46 AM
On Confirmation Bias (or why facts don't matter)
by jgw
06/21/17 09:53 PM
The Best of the Leon Russell Festivals (1972)
by Jeffery J. Haas
06/21/17 09:35 PM
Forum Stats
6234 Members
57 Forums
15948 Topics
275281 Posts

Max Online: 282 @ 05/29/08 05:08 AM
Google Adsense
Topic Options
#298706 - 02/14/17 01:05 AM Oroville Dam Spillway Failure: Nearly 190,000 Ordered to Evacuate
NW Ponderer Offline
Moderator
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/09/11
Posts: 15244
In non-Trump news:Oroville Dam Spillway Failure: Nearly 190,000 Ordered to Evacuate. Especially for my friends in California, I'm watching this closely.
_________________________
A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.

Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich

Top
#298746 - 02/15/17 06:58 AM Re: Oroville Dam Spillway Failure: Nearly 190,000 Ordered to Evacuate [Re: NW Ponderer]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline


Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 12499
Loc: Whittier, California
SHARED everywhere.
_________________________
The men the American public admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth. - H. L. Mencken

Top
#298747 - 02/15/17 09:40 AM Re: Oroville Dam Spillway Failure: Nearly 190,000 Ordered to Evacuate [Re: NW Ponderer]
pdx rick Offline
Member
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 40215
Loc: Puget Sound, WA

The dam itself was never going to breach - correct? Just the spillways had issues. Isn't everything ok now?
_________________________
Contrarian, extraordinaire



Top
#298758 - 02/15/17 08:39 PM Re: Oroville Dam Spillway Failure: Nearly 190,000 Ordered to Evacuate [Re: pdx rick]
pondering_it_all Offline
old hand

Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 6686
Loc: North San Diego County
Actually that is ultimately just what they are worried about. If the main spillway is too damaged and the lake level rises, the water will go over the emergency spillway. That has a 30 foot high concrete wall on earth. If the concrete wall broke, a 30 foot tall wall of water would inundate everything below. It probably would not hurt Sacramento because they have the huge Yolo Bypass between Sacramento and Davis. But there are LOTS of houses North of there that would wash away.

But the force of the water going through the broken emergency spillway could erode the earth below that and let more of the lake out. That's the biggest reservoir in California!

Top

Who's Online
1 registered (1 invisible), 33 Guests and 2 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Seadog, sapogvvsrost, papedPop, Dujmovochka123, zapedPop
6234 Registered Users
A2