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Oroville Dam Overtops, Govt Still Refuses to Order Evacuation Preparations

Oroville Dam Overtops, Govt Still Refuses to Order Evacuation Preparations

Update: 6:32 PM MST

Butte County Sheriff
This is an evacuation order.

Immediate evacuation from the low levels of Oroville and areas downstream is ordered.

A hazardous situation is developing with the Oroville Dam auxiliary spillway. Operation of the auxiliary spillway has lead to severe erosion that could lead to a failure of the structure. Failure of the auxiliary spillway structure will result in an uncontrolled release of flood waters from Lake Oroville.

In response to this developing situation, DWR is increasing water releases to 100,000 cubic feet per second.

Immediate evacuation from the low levels of Oroville and areas downstream is ordered.

This in NOT A Drill. This in NOT A Drill. This in NOT A Drill.

Evacuation orders issued for low levels of Oroville


Also, Oroville, Gridley have a mandatory evacuation in place.

Yuba County Office of Emergency Services

ALERT-ALERT-ALERT — Yes, an evacuation has been ordered. All Yuba County on the valley floor. The auxiliary spillway is close to failing. Please travel safely. Contact family and friends. Help the elderly.

Take only routes to the east, south, or west. DO NOT TRAVEL NORTH TOWARD OROVILLE!!!!!

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California Department of Water Resources
50 minutes ago
EMERGENCY EVACUATION ORDER ISSUED: Officials are anticipating a failure of the Auxiliary Spillway at Oroville Dam within the next 60 minutes.
Residents of Oroville should evacuate in a northward direction, toward Chico. Other cities should follow the orders of their local law enforcement.

The Oroville Dam has seen its concrete spillway partially collapse, necessitating the use of the emergency spillway, which has never been used before. The lake behind the dam is expected to peak at 7 feet of overflow over the wide emergency spillway, by sometime tonight. The concrete spillway is seeing erosion of the area around one side of it.

The Oroville Dam is 700 feet tall, and created Lake Oroville, which is second only to Lake Shasta in size in California. Heavy rains have caused the lake to rise over 20 feet, and more heavy rains are expected on Thursday, into Friday. The water from the dam eventually empties into the Sacramento River.

From Adapt 2030:

The California Government assured the citizens that the emergency spillway would not be used in the lake overflow as Oroville Dam’s concrete spillway collapsed due to structural failure at 65,000 CFS release. Now with the lower hydroelectric facility discharge out flow clogged with debris there will be +12,000 CFS flow over top and also authorities will scale back flow from collapsed spillway to 35,000 CFS from 55,000 CFS which means and extra 32,000 CFS will pour over the untested emergency spillway.

THOSE IN THE DRAINAGE BASIN OF THIS DAM NEED TO PREPARE TO POSSIBLY EVACUATE. IF THE ORDER IS GIVEN YOU WILL HAVE LESS THAN 30 MINUTES TO LEAVE. PREPARE NOW.

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6 comments

  1. They knew there were cracks in 2009 in the dam and did a half azzed repair. then again in 2014 though it was dry enough for them to repair the dam. So who is really to blame? That would be the CA Governor, legislators who wanted a highspeed train instead of taking care of the infrastructure of dams, bridges, etc.

    But then, those that served within the California government was of the “genocide” mind state back when Hitler was starting to do his thing. Same mindset?

    Remember it is not only the people who are endangered, there are law enforcement/First Responders/etc and their families that live there (CA), there are military that live there (CA)who are also endangered – and you (generic “you”) want to follow the orders of those who serve within the government – because this IS nation wide, not just in one state. What have you heard/been hearing about the “infrastructure” of our NATION desperately needing work, while those serving within our governments fund foreign nations, illegals (yes, lawfully they are still illegals), etc instead of KEEPING their Oath to our Constitutions – state and the US Constitution. It is YOUR lives/families/friends ls endangered by their actions – well, NON actions – within our nation our states.

    1. They believe their own hype about climate change…the drought is forever mentality. CA droughts are a result of periodic ocean temperature events that coincide with the Atlantic surface temperatures oscillations and Pacific surface temperatures osculations. that result in predominant high pressure over the west, while the northern mid west suffered colder than average temperature winters. We pay these idiots to be idiots….over and over and over again.

  2. California Department of Water Resources
    2 hrs ยท
    EMERGENCY EVACUATION ORDER ISSUED: Officials are anticipating a failure of the Auxiliary Spillway at Oroville Dam within the next 60 minutes.
    Residents of Oroville should evacuate in a northward direction, toward Chico. Other cities should follow the orders of their local law enforcement.
    (This would be about 6 PM Pacific.)
    The link above in the UPDATE is being updated by KCRA.
    The evacuation orders include cities in both Butte and Yuba Counties.

  3. This quote from a related article says a lot:
    “Panicked and angry residents sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic hours after the evacuation order was given.”
    As a former resident of that area, I can relate.

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