Lake Oroville pics,

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  1. Bt Doctur

    Bt Doctur Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    Ex SRV 240 Weekender twin
    in between
  2. mwph

    mwph Active Member

    Jul 8, 2008
    Lake Guntersville, Tennessee River, Alabama
    1998 250 DA
    7.4L, B3
    Great Pics/video.

    ....."Its not nice to fool Mother Nature".
     
  3. LTD.330

    LTD.330 Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 5, 2009
    Lake Erie
    1999 Sundancer 330
    7.4 MPI
    I just read a similar article in the San Jose Mercury News. They are estimating that there are between 500,000 and 1 million cubic yards of debris that needs to be cleared or 55,000+ dump truck loads. Looking at the spillway, they will have to replace everything from the break on down to the bottom as there is no way of telling how much erosion is being concealed by the top layer of concrete.

    http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/...stop-flow-down-spillway-see-extensive-damage/
     
  4. dpmulvey

    dpmulvey New Member SILVER Sponsor

    Dec 19, 2007
    Homeport: Charles City, VA
    1999/2007 330 Sundancer Hardtop.
    6.2 Merc Horixons
    1.5:1 Velvet Drives
    Problems with the dam and spillways were ignored a dozen years ago. Just another infrastructure problem that can be kicked down the road in favor of welfare votes. This had the potential to be deadly on a mass scale.
     
  5. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Hundreds of millions of dollars to fix? I wonder if CA is still discussing seceding from the USA and forming their own country? Gubner Jerry Brown, in his State of the State message to the Trumpster vowed to "never turn back. Not now, not ever." Then he stuck his hand out and asked for a bazillion federal dollars in emergency aid to take care of the illegals in CA while they use money to fix the dam.

    Err, I mean he asked for money to fix the dam because they needed all their money to take care of illegals that are costing CA more than $25 Billion (yes, that's with a "B") a year. Here's the source of that dollar figure.... http://www.fairus.org/news/illegal-immigration-costs-california-taxpayers-more-than-25-billion-a-year-finds-fair

    Anyway, all politics aside, those are some great photos of the damage. I wonder if they thought to use the fill that those barge mounted back hoes are digging up to fill in the holes.
     
  6. bracketracer

    bracketracer Member GOLD Sponsor

    280
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Twin 454 Horizons
    That last picture with the helicopter really shows perspective well
     
  7. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2009
    SF BAY AREA
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    Yeah, we have one fine mess out here! I visited this dam when it was being built back in the late 60's. It's a huge dam and pretty big lake. Lots of good fishing normally.
     
  8. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    When they first had the trouble with the water flowing over that dam to the left of the main part and had the choppers lifting those huge bags of big rocks, the bags looked big. Now, comparing the size of those bags to the size of the damage, they're pretty small.
     

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