I used to own property at the bottom of the dam, 10 acres. Locals called it, "Thermagetto." ( Thermaleto was the real name). I tell you what, that dam breaking would have caused millions in property improvements, and would have sent meth tainted water all the way to San Fran.
And now we’re back to praying for precipitation again.
Water finds a way to destroy everything. Just takes time. Or in this case days, and a ton of water.
If I remember correctly they knew it wouldn't hold but they never fixed it because we were in a drought. Then the drought ended.
I'm in Sacramento but I had quite a few friends that had to be evacuated.
I’m actually in the middle of writing a paper for my HMLS class on its handling of the Oroville dam crisis. It’s crazy just how close that dam came to a catastrophic failure. I never knew it was the nations tallest dam, either. I thought the Hoover held that title.
Holy shit. Humans are out of their fucking minds.
Holy crap, I can't believe it's already been a year. It feels like it's only been a few months.
Talk about a content rich post. Hey OP, I think the people over at r/CatastrophicFailure would love this stuff.