Heavy winter rains and erosion of the Oroville Dam’s two spillways sparked an evacuation of at least 188,000 people living in the communities of Oroville, Marysville, and surrounding downstream areas. The events that unfolded over the past eight days can inform a more educated conversation about water management going forward.  Original article Source: California Water News… Read More


Days before nearly 200,000 people downstream of Lake Oroville were ordered to evacuate because of problems with two spillways at the dam, there were millions of other evacuees – residents of the Feather River Fish Hatchery. … Why all the trouble for some fish? Spring-run Chinook salmon and steelhead are both listed as threatened under the… Read More


The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has ordered inspections of all county dams, spillways and other flood control infrastructure, prompted by the emergency at Lake Oroville in Northern California over the past week, when failures of two spillways used to lower the lake’s water level prompted mandatory evacuations.  Original article Source: California Water News feed… Read More


Join noted architect and thought-leader William McDonough,  and Circle of Blue director J. Carl Ganter for a timely interactive broadcast to reimagine how the world can respond more effectively to its water crises. … Bring your voice and participate in this virtual, interactive town hall on February 28, 2017, to share ideas about how our… Read More


The near-failure on Sunday evening of the auxiliary spillway at Oroville Dam and the ongoing emergency operations to contain flood waters in California’s second-largest reservoir and shore up its eroding outlet are a tale of caution for the nation’s aging dam fleet. … Dam safety experts cite money as the most significant impediment to safer dams. … Read More