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California's Oroville Dam
« on: February 13, 2017, 03:48:15 AM »
I figured I'd start a separate post for this. This could become a serious issue, but hope it doesn't.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/12/us/california-oroville-dam-failure/
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Re: California's Oroville Dam
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2017, 03:51:38 AM »

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Re: California's Oroville Dam
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2017, 03:56:43 AM »
Thanks for the link Hank. Very interesting.
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Re: California's Oroville Dam
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2017, 03:58:33 AM »
Lake Oroville holds about 3.5 Million feet/acres of water. That is about the size of Connecticut.
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Re: California's Oroville Dam
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2017, 04:01:42 AM »
More info in the 10 year storm thread.

Predicted time passed, didn't actually collapse (yet), things are looking better  :)

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Re: California's Oroville Dam
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2017, 04:18:52 AM »
That is about the size of Connecticut.

Hardly, the lake itself is 25 square miles, it collects water from an area of 3,950 square miles, Connecticut is 5,543 square miles.

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Re: California's Oroville Dam
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2017, 12:48:25 PM »
Lets not forget you have to consider the depth of the lake.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oroville_Dam

The dam impounds Lake Oroville, the second largest man-made lake in the state of California, capable of storing more than 3.5 million acre-feet (4.4 km3),[8] and is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of the Sacramento Valley.

 

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