New Life for Stalled Plan to Demolish 4 Dams on Northern California's Klamath RiverAn agreement announced Tuesday paves the way for the largest dam demolition in U.S. history, a project that promises to reopen hundreds of miles of waterway along the Oregon-California border to salmon that are critical to local tribes.
Plan to Demolish 4 Hydroelectric Dams on Klamath River Stirs Debate Over Coveted West WaterPlans to demolish four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath's lower reaches -- the largest such demolition project in U.S. history -- have placed the competing interests of Indian tribes, farmers, homeowners and conservationists in stark relief.
Federal Regulators Order Draining Of Anderson Reservoir Due To Earthquake RiskThe Santa Clara Valley Water District said Monday that it agrees with federal regulators' orders to move forward with the project to drain the Anderson Reservoir to reduce risk to the public in the event of an earthquake.
Beyond Oroville: 2-Year Investigation Shows Aging Dams Threaten ThousandsA review of federal data and reports obtained under state open records laws identified 1,688 high-hazard dams rated in poor or unsatisfactory condition as of last year in 44 states and Puerto Rico.
1 Year After Oroville Dam Scare, Lawmakers Beef Up InspectionsCalifornia would beef up dam inspections under legislation sent to Gov. Jerry Brown a year after a near disaster prompted the evacuation of nearly 200,000 residents.
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.
Extraordinary Winter Tests California Flood Control InfrastructureThe crisis at the Oroville Dam can teach us a large lesson about the state of California's water infrastructure.
Good Question: Who Has Say In Releasing Water From Dams?We’ve had an incredible winter, with a snowpack to match. Don Sandri of Hayward asked this Good Question: How do officials decide how much water to release from our dams?
Seismic Safety Concerns Found At Calero ReservoirWater levels are being lowered 20 feet from the crust because of new data, which shows gravel and sand from the underlying creek bed could make the dam vulnerable during a major quake.