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    Oroville Dam

    Probably be part of another series of when Engineering goes wrong.
    https://youtu.be/oQxVmKnBgvc

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    I saw yesterday evening that evacuation orders had been issued for about 130,000 people.
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    Fixing the emergency spillway
    http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/13/calif...ommentary.html

    Sierra Club pointed out deficiencies 12 years ago.
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...irs-evacuation

    Dropping rocks by helicopter
    http://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/13/us...llway-failure/
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    Looks like the main spill way has had a little bit of extra erosion - pics 16 & 17
    http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/1...ency-spillway/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeakiwi View Post
    Probably be part of another series of when Engineering goes wrong.
    Living here in the drought stricken state (with little noticeable effort to increase water storage) and observing the blind ambition of creating a High Speed Rail ("Racket" more like) system that was proposed as $6 billion just 7 or so years ago, before more accurate (and honest) costs were finally forecasted for the project to hit 100% of what the first estimates indicated... or were so promised to the public to further assist in passing proposition... so... I'm gonna say California is a part of another series of when politics go wrong.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AAReagles View Post
    Living here in the drought stricken state (with little noticeable effort to increase water storage) and observing the blind ambition of creating a High Speed Rail ("Racket" more like) system that was proposed as $6 billion just 7 or so years ago, before more accurate (and honest) costs were finally forecasted for the project to hit 100% of what the first estimates indicated... or were so promised to the public to further assist in passing proposition... so... I'm gonna say California is a part of another series of when politics go wrong.


    "Same as it ever was, same as it ever was."
    Hey, you guys keep electing the best Governors - a past his prime actor; a retired body builder and an aging hippy (twice). What did you expect?
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