NON-BREAKING PROGRESS UPDATES RE: Oroville Dam

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Post by Dan1100 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:08 pm

RTH10260 wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:37 pm
not directl about the dam but about the use of the stored water

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFL9pNU4DoA
Got to shake my head a little when they are using irrigation water to grow rice, which uses more water than almost any other grain crop. Why not grow corn or soybeans instead and use a small fraction of the amount of water?

Economists would say that it is a subsidy (government water which is too cheap) causing the market to do something that doesn't make sense (use scarce irrigation water to grow rice). Not as bad as subsidizing raising cattle in the Nevada desert, but . . .


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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:47 pm

short update from DWR




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Post by Azastan » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:26 pm

Dan1100 wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:08 pm


Got to shake my head a little when they are using irrigation water to grow rice, which uses more water than almost any other grain crop. Why not grow corn or soybeans instead and use a small fraction of the amount of water?

Economists would say that it is a subsidy (government water which is too cheap) causing the market to do something that doesn't make sense (use scarce irrigation water to grow rice). Not as bad as subsidizing raising cattle in the Nevada desert, but . . .
My guess is that when rice was first grown, there were several factors entering into the equation. The Sacramento River delta was essentially a big swamp as far as Californians were concerned, and they were more excited about getting productive land from draining the delta than they were about keeping the ecosystem functioning properly. Now the people there are also worried about the ecosystem:

https://www.kqed.org/news/11660045/cali ... rice-farms



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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:11 pm

from the DWR




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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:53 pm

For the time being: the last episode by Juan Browne with a fly-over of the Oroville dam and lake and its spillways, includes time lapse snippets by the DWR




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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:55 pm

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Published on 31 Oct 2018

A compilation of DWR video from Phase Two of the Oroville Spillways project. Beginning in January and finishing in October of 2018, construction crews completed work on both the main and emergency spillways.



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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:37 am

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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:10 pm

Juan Browne reporting on another water project in his area




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A winter report mid-February onward




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Post by Azastan » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:23 pm

RTH10260 wrote:
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Juan Browne reporting on another water project in his area

My husband used to go fishing with his father at Bullards Bar. This was the first place he ever saw a Bald Eagle, too.



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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:28 pm

Another real Oroville dam update!

Management summary: water level as planned now up to the spillway gates. Water levels to increase with melting snow in the mountains. By end of April the renewed spillway will get its first planned use to discharge surplus water.




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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:59 pm

The rebuilt Oroville dam spillway makes its first and planned water release




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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:03 pm

Our local reporter Juan Browne cut his Moab biking trip short




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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:11 pm

The "official" DWR images



to note: the road below the spillway has been removed and a bassing built for the water breaking off the teeth.



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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:21 pm

California DWR

Review of the reconstruction of the spillway with interspersed stats




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Post by Azastan » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:29 pm

Hurrah! I'm going to have to visit this the next time I am down that way.



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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:24 pm

The Big Splash

Juan Browne and family make their Sunday trip to view the Oroville spillway in action




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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:52 pm

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Hurrah!



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Post by RTH10260 » Thu May 16, 2019 4:55 pm

Cool, rainy and busines as usual.

Plus the conspiracy lunatics have also their hi-flying time of distributing fake news :doh:




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Post by Azastan » Tue May 28, 2019 11:16 pm

"It's a narwhal".

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