Forensic Team Report on Oroville Dam Incident: DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent

January 8, 2018 – There was no single root cause of the Oroville Dam spillway incident, nor was there a simple chain of events that led to the failure of the service spillway chute slab, the subsequent overtopping of the emergency spillway crest structure, and the necessity of the evacuation order. Rather, the incident was […]

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