Friday, February 10, 2017

Drone Over Oroville Dam Spillway

For the past couple of days an escalating crisis has developed at Oroville Dam's spillway in Northern California. A hole developed in the spillway earlier this week and the volume of water being released from the dam continues to make the breach greater. The release of water has been out of necessity so that the lake not overtop the dam as a result of the volume of water pouring into the lake behind the dam. As a result, the hole in the spillway and adjacent breach in its wall continue to rapidly expand in extant allowing the adjacent mountainside to be de facto hydraulically mined with the spillway breach water acting as the monitor. Overnight tonight the lake should reach 100% capacity and then the emergency spillway might be used for the first time ever. Stay tuned!

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