About this same time last year people were stuck in traffic, frustrated & panicked. Residents were evacuating the areas facing flooding by the cave in of Oroville Dam. Officials had empathically claimed the spillway could handle the load of the punishing rains, only to rethink the situation and order an evacuation.
Now in 2018, people faced a similar circumstance. Rather than facing the possibility of a wall of water, evacuees faced walls of fire in the fast-moving, wind-driven fire named Camp Fire in Butte County. Being forced into an epic-traffic jam with the threat of being overrun by a wall of water any minute, is sobering. In Paradise, people were able to see what they were up against with fire bearing down on them. -East Bay Times
The Oroville spillway has been repaired and is now curing; the process requires a month. The spillway is anticipated to be fully ready for rain the first of December. The repair of the emergency spillways is continuing. With on-going wildfires in CA, many people need & will need time to grieve their losses from fire devastation. The spillway will soon be ready to hold the rains we need to help put out these fires and water the dried vegetation that is fueling them. Californians unite in dealing with these issues facing our state: water preservation, our aging infrastructure, and our all-year fire season. -East Bay Times
photo top– Oroville Dam Spillway by The Associated Press
Construction crews with their trucks & equipment are shown within days of completing a new-cement pour. Now, the spillway needs a month to cure. Contractors met their deadline of having it ready by Dec. 1.
photo bottom- from thetimescouk by getty images
People were forced to evacuate the fast-moving Camp Fire in Butte County, CA.
–thanks to the East Bay Times for my information