Lake Oroville Spillway Failure

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  1. California Flyway

    California Flyway Elite Refuge Member

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    The apple did not fall far from the tree.
    Hiding costs from the taxpayers, you know the little people.
    Sound familiar?
    They hid and continue to hide the biology too.
    C.B.
    http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/6995921-181/ex-governors-ambitions-paved-way-to?artslide=0

    "SACRAMENTO — Historical records reveal the late Gov. Pat Brown misled voters about the cost of building the nation's tallest dam, ignored recommendations to delay construction and dismissed allegations that substandard materials were used to build the ambitious project."

    "He campaigned relentlessly and convinced the Legislature and then the voters to approve a $1.75 billion bond measure when the federal government couldn't help with funding.
    He later acknowledged in an interview for an oral history project at the University of California, Berkeley that he and his advisers realized the project's true cost was probably around $2.5 billion, but they weren't sure voters could handle such a number."

    "For his part, Brown saw the Oroville Dam and the water project as chances to leave his personal legacy. "I think it's a monument to me, and I'm very proud of it," he said."
     
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  2. CA Birdman

    CA Birdman Elite Refuge Member

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    Kind of like the Tunnels and Bullet train his kid wants.
     
  3. Mean Gene

    Mean Gene Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    Finally in a free state.
    He's a politician...they all lie.
     
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  4. Buttesmacker

    Buttesmacker Senior Refuge Member

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  5. Dek

    Dek Elite Refuge Member

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    Thanks for the link, amazing scenes. Earlier in this thread I mentioned pure luck that the rain quit when it did during the original failure. Even luckier was having some rock that stopped the scouring from blowing out the whole Dam. Does that look like it will be ready by next winter:doh
     

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