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oroville dam spillway
« on: March 02, 2017, 04:07:36 PM »
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Re: oroville dam spillway
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2017, 04:31:38 PM »
Gonna be quite a rebuild. I've gone boating there in the past , I think it's the tallest  damn in the country, beautiful lake. After 7 years of drought, California reservoirs are topped off. Last year, the lake I have my houseboat on was so low, I couldn't pull it out for a repair I  needed to do.  I literally had to manage a slow leak all winter by bilge pumps. This year it went up 40 feet in 8 weeks!  Here's a picture of lake beryessa glory hole overflow 

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Re: oroville dam spillway
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017, 04:06:26 PM »
50,000 cubic feet per second is just incomprehensible. As a fly fisherman, there are rivers in Ohio I will not even try to fish at 400 cubic feet per second. It's just too dangerous. I have been almost been knocked on my a** by 300 cfs!!! The extent of the damage is not that surprising given the force of the water. I am certainly not a water expert, but I imagine 50,000 cfs, being funneled through a relatively narrow area based on the volume of water, could toss a fleet of bulldozers around like they were plastic toys.