Tallest US dam in California about to collapse immediately

REAL PARANORMAL

Books - Sollog - News - Videos - UFOS - Magazine

Listen to #1 Paranormal Podcast

The #1 Paranormal News Site

Listen to REAL PARANORMAL Podcast

More than a hundred thousand Californians evacuated after Oroville Dam shows signs of imminent collapse.

Almost two thousand American citizens have been ordered to evacuate their homes and work places after it became apparent that the Oroville Dam, the highest of its kind in the state of California, was threatening to breach seriously.

California has experienced unusual weather patterns over the winter season with heavy rains and snowfall which have resulted in the reservoir for the damn accumulating water to the brink of overspill. Engineers were called out on Thursday to begin releasing water from the dam after it became apparent that chunks of concrete were blocking one of the main channels. The engineers promptly created an emergency spillway to prevent the dam from overflowing, but they quickly ran into problems as a hole was eroded in the emergency spillway. This led to concerns that the waterway could collapse. While there was no danger of the dam itself collapsing, the erosion of the waterway was deemed serious enough to begin an evacuation of the surrounding area.

The evacuation was coordinated by the office of the Butte County Sherriff who informed residents of the potential catastrophe on Facebook. The Sherriff’s office warned local residents that the water release could reach 100,000 cubic feet per second which meant that an immediate evacuation was deemed necessary. “This in NOT A Drill. This in NOT A Drill. This in NOT A Drill, ” they concluded.

Neighboring county sheriffs were also involved in the operation and warned local residents under their jurisdictions not to drive towards the endangered area. Some other towns and smaller settlements were also evacuated leading to a huge build-up of traffic throughout the area.

The evacuation was an incredibly swift operation as the spillway had been predicted to fall within the space of an hour according to estimations from the California Department of Water Resources. It is being reported that residents were relocated to rather ramshackle shelters at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico.

Currently, the authorities have been engaged in an operation to stem the flow of water from the waterway. They have been dropping large rocks directly into the emergency spillway in an attempt to ‘plug the hole’. Acting Water Resources director Bill Croyle confirmed to reporters at 10 o’clock in the evening that the immediate danger had passed and the spillway had been properly blocked. However, he warned local people that the situation was still unpredictable and that they could not immediately return to their homes.

[embedded content]

This article (Tallest US dam in California about to collapse immediately) is free and open source. You have permission to republish this article under a Creative Commons license with full attribution and a link to the original source on Disclose.tv

Listen to REAL PARANORMAL Podcast

Listen to #1 Paranormal Podcast


REAL PARANORMAL

Books - Sollog - News - Videos - UFOS - Magazine

The #1 Paranormal News Site


Listen to #1 Paranormal Podcast

Leave a Reply