Oroville Dam Report Cites "Systemic Failures" By California Water Officials"Long-term and systemic failures" by California officials and regulators to recognize inherent construction and design flaws caused last year's near-disaster at the tallest U.S. dam, an independent panel of dam safety experts said Friday.
Wildfires, Political Unrest, Death Of A Mayor – Top Bay Area Stories In 2017The year began with near biblical downpours and a crumbing dam and ended with the death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.
Residents Vent Frustrations Over New Oroville Dam CracksNorthern California residents living in the shadow of the nation's tallest dam vented decades of frustration with state water managers Wednesday, telling officials they have no credibility when they say hairline cracks in a newly rebuilt spillway are nothing to worry about.
Rebuilt Oroville Dam Spillway Develops Small CracksCalifornia state officials say small cracks that have appeared in the brand new concrete spillway at Oroville Dam were expected and do not pose a threat.
Oroville Dam Repair Costs Will Top $500 MillionThe costs to repair the nation's tallest dam after a nearly catastrophic failure of the spillways will top $500 million, nearly double the original estimate.
Oroville Dam Records Reveal Confusion Among Officials As Crisis GrewPotentially catastrophic structural failures last winter at America's tallest dam left managers literally in the dark.
Design, Construction Blamed In Damage To Oroville DamBad design and construction of the tallest U.S. dam a half-century ago, and inadequate state and federal oversight since then, led to a disastrous spillway collapse at the Oroville Dam, according to experts.
Damaged Oroville Dam Spillway Triggering Gold Rush DreamsThere is a golden lining to the fears triggered by the damaged spillway at the Oroville Dam.
Dozens Of California Dam Spillways To Be Checked In Wake Of Oroville CrisisCalifornia is ordering immediate spillway inspections at about 70 aging dams that it believes might not be sound enough to protect downstream communities in a flood.
Lack of Warning at Oroville Dam Raises Alarms NationwideDam experts say the collapse of spillways at the nation's tallest dam this winter has raised alarms nationally because there appeared to be no warning that the spillways were about to fail.
Star-Crossed Salmon Survive Oroville Spillway Erosion But SuffocateAn estimated 200,000 to 300,000 of the fish died Wednesday when a faulty wire caused a well pump to fail, leaving the fish without enough fresh water and oxygen.
Oroville Dam Managers Made Missteps During CrisisAn Associated Press examination of state and federal documents, emails obtained under public records requests and numerous interviews reveal a sequence of questionable decisions and missteps.