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“The Birth of Oroville Dam” – produced and directed by Mark S Lambert
“Published on Nov 15, 2012
“Highly noteworthy” is the engineering, flood protection, and water delivery assets of the tallest dam in the United States. Governor Ronald Reagan dedicates Oroville dam in this story.
Oroville Dam 15 March Flyover and Update
“Published on Mar 15, 2017
Take a narrated flyover of the Oroville Dam complex before they reopen the main spillway after clearing most of the debris field.
California flooding has exposed gold veins hidden for 200 years
By Michael Harthorne Published March 14, 2017 Newser foxnews.com
“..According to CBS San Francisco, the floods also swept gold out of abandoned mines and washed it downriver. While KCRA reports that gold can simply be picked off the ground following major flooding, the best prospecting will come in the summer months when the water has receded….
Right now, rivers are still high and government workers are trying to keep would-be prospectors away while they get things under control. But in the summer—which experts say could be the busiest since the one that followed major flooding in 1997—stream beds will be exposed for better gold hunting.
“I’m going to have a ball,” one prospector tells the Chico newspaper. The epicenter for the new gold rush could be the Oroville Dam, which nearly catastrophically flooded this winter and required the use of an emergency spillway for the first time…”
Oroville Dam: Photos taken weeks before spillway broke show something wrong By Dan Reidel, Chico Enterprise-Record |
PUBLISHED: March 11, 2017 at 5:14 am | UPDATED: March 12, 2017 at 10:32 am mercurynews.com
“..Oroville – Something was wrong with the Oroville Dam spillway weeks before the Department of Water Resources noticed a hole in the concrete.
Two photos taken by photographers from this newspaper show discoloration and possible damage to the concrete of the spillway at the spot where a gaping hole opened Feb. 7. Those pictures were taken Jan. 13 and Jan. 27.
When asked for a response to the photos, California Natural Resources Agency deputy secretary for communication Nancy Vogel wrote in an email to this newspaper, “Oroville dam was frequently inspected by multiple state and federal agencies. Reports of those inspections did not reveal any major causes for concern. DWR will soon name a panel of independent experts to investigate the cause of the main spillway failure and ascertain if such a failure could occur again. We hope that what we learn about the cause of this incident and how to prevent it elsewhere will help dam owners around the world.”..”
GoldGold Update | Lake Oroville Dam | New Updates 3-4-2017
“Published on Mar 3, 2017
Gold Update, DWR says who owns the gold that may be found. Lake level updates & removal of debris, powerhouse updates. 3-3-17
Press Briefing 3-3-17 DWR”
-Tuesday, February 28th 2017
Hurdles Faced By Oroville Dam Since 1960 to till Today
“Published on Feb 28, 2017
Potentially catastrophic problems with both the primary and emergency spillways at the Oroville Dam appear to have been caused by flaws that either had shown up in inspections or were flagged to state and federal officials going back more than a decade, an expert in infrastructure failures said Monday.
The cratering of the main spillway — which spiraled into the current crisis in Butte County — occurred in a spot where cracks and other defects had been found repeatedly since 2009, said Robert Bea, a professor emeritus and engineering expert at UC Berkeley.
But the defects do not appear to have been adequately repaired or resolved by the state Department of Water Resources, which runs the dam, and the faulty work probably resulted in the fissure that opened up last week on the 1,730-foot-long spillway, Bea said.
“My God, we had evidence that there was trouble going back to 2008, 2009,” said Bea, who at The Chronicle’s request reviewed 14 dam inspections from 2008 to 2016 conducted by the Division of Safety of Dams, which is part of the Department of Water Resources.”
Oroville Update: Catastrophic Spillway Destruction Revealed
“‘Published on Feb 28, 2017
The state Department of Water Resources has, as promised, halted flows down the damaged main spillway at Oroville Dam. Even if you’ve been following the progress of this incident since it began Feb. 7, and even if you understood the damage to the spillway was catastrophic, the first images of the structure are sobering.
DWR stopped the release of water down the spillway early Monday afternoon with two main goals in mind.
First, it wants contractors to begin the task of removing a staggering amount of rubble, rock and sediment that have wound up at the bottom of the river channel below the spillway. Clearing the debris, in turn, will allow dam managers to resume operations at the hydroelectric power plant at the base of the dam, a facility that was shut down as water rose behind the blockage in the channel.
-Sunday,February 26th 2017
Oroville Dam’s banged-up spillway to shut down Monday
By Dale Kasler email@example.com February 26, 2017 2:21 PM sacbee.com
“As seen from the air and ground level, the gaping hole in the spillway was first photographed by The Bee on Feb. 8, the same day that inspectors were sent via tether down into the hole. Water was released later that same day. Since then, we have documented the erosion caused by the force of water. Produced by Sue Morrow The Sacramento Bee
Oroville Dam operators plan to halt water releases from the dam’s battered spillway Monday in order to ramp up efforts to remove a debris pile that’s preventing them from restarting a hydroelectric plant.
It will mark the first time since Feb. 7, when a giant crater opened in the concrete spillway, that no water has been released from Lake Oroville.
The state Department of Water Resources announced Sunday that with water levels at Lake Oroville reduced to 842 feet, and inflows at a modest 25,000 cubic feet per second, dam operators are confident that shutting off the outflows from the spillway makes sense.
The spillway has been releasing water the past few days at 50,000 cfs. DWR said it will begin dialing back the flows at 6:45 a.m. Monday, bringing the releases to a halt by sometime in the afternoon. DWR said it plans to keep the outflows at zero “for several days.”
Dam operators have been moving in equipment to a water channel beneath the spillway in order to remove the pile of mud, concrete and other debris that’s accumulated since the crater developed Feb. 7. The pile is backing water up into the dam’s hydro plant, making it impossible to restart.
When operational, the hydro plant can release water at 14,000 cfs, “which will allow DWR to better manage reservoir levels through the remaining spring runoff season,” the agency said.
Dam operators shut off the spillway for about a day after the crater was spotted. They resumed outflows, but as a giant storm swelled lake levels, water flowed over the emergency spillway on Feb. 11 for the first time in the reservoir’s 48-year history. A day later, after severe erosion was spotted on the unlined hillside and dam operators feared the emergency spillway would fail, 188,000 downstream residents were evacuated.
By accelerating flows from the damaged main spillway, DWR was able to reduce lake levels, halt the flows over the emergency spillway and arrest the erosion. Since then the lake has fallen to 842 feet – 59 feet below the top of the emergency spillway.
-Saturday, February 25th 2017
DAM OROVILLE CATACLYSM! Weather Modification Creating Catastrophic Failure Oroville Dam & Spillway , from youtube.com
ANONYMOUS – The WhistleBlower
See this amazing photo of the Oroville Dam from space By Michelle Robertson, San Francisco Chronicle Updated 7:53 am, Saturday, February 25, 2017 sfgate.com
“…International Space Station crew member Sergey Ryzhikov snapped the above photo of Lake Oroville and the Oroville Dam on February 22. The high water levels and emergency spillway were evident from his perch hundreds of miles above the earth.
Storm-lashed California roads, dams could cost $1B to fix SCOTT SMITH,Associated Press 18 hours ago (Sat. Feb 25th 2017) yahoo.com
“….The total cost for responding to flooding, storm damage and repairs statewide in the first two months of 2017 will probably exceed $1 billion, Gov. Jerry Brown’s finance director, Michael Cohen, said Friday. Much of it will be covered by the federal government, which is helping the state recover from severe storms, he said..”
-Friday, February 25th 2017
Water levels at Lake Oroville inching down; US Sen. Kamala Harris tours dam By Andre Byik, Chico Enterprise-Record | PUBLISHED: February 24, 2017 at 11:24 am | UPDATED: February 24, 2017 at 11:46 am mercurynews.com
“…As of 4 p.m. Thursday, the water level was at the 850.58-foot elevation, more than 50 feet below the problematic emergency spillway’s lip….
A new storm is scheduled to arrive Saturday night, but the National Weather Service has scaled back its estimate of how strong it will be. It is now expected to bring as much as a quarter-inch of rain on the valley floor and a half-inch in the foothills.
For comparison, according to DWR the Feb. 16-21 storm system dumped 10 inches at Brush Creek, in the foothills above Lake Oroville.
-Thursday, February 23rd 2017
Oroville Dam , possible collapse , 2.23.2017 from youtube.com
*deforestation and clear-cut has caused more h20 runoff, who is Viktor Schauberger en.wikipedia.org
the VORTEX WORLD water purification according to Viktor Schauberger vortex-world.org
VIKTOR SCHAUBERGER REPULSIN A & B (1940-1945) By Rob Arndt vortex-world.org
“..Viktor Schauberger, an Austrian forester who observed the effects of nature- especially of water, privately met Adolf Hitler in 1934 to discuss the fundamental principals of agriculture, forestry, and water engineering. While Hitler was impressed by Schauberger’s radical ideas for utilizing water power in new and dynamic ways, he was also displeased that Schauberger was not willing to participate in work for the Third Reich…”
-Wednesday, February 22nd 2017
URGENT! CALIFORNIA DAM: ANALYSIS [21.02] CRITICAL SITUATION / SPILLWAY / LAKE OROVILLE USA 2017
USA – RUSSIA – EUROPE / Doc films – Breaking news.
“Published on Feb 22, 2017
REALLY! SHOCK!-California United States
CA California dam: Beautiful shots,time to repair the Dam, lake Oroville 2017”
-Tuesday, February 21st 2017
At Least 8 Dead, More Than 200 Evacuated as Northern California Reels From Second Round of Storms
By Pam Wright and Ada Carr
Feb 21 2017 07:00 PM EST
“…In Oroville, where heavy rains recently damaged the reservoir spillway and forced the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people, officials say waters are receding behind the dam, and the reservoir is at 81 percent capacity with room for incoming runoff…”
Oroville Dam Tues 21 Feb 2017 Update
“..Published on Feb 21, 2017
Take a firsthand look at the situation…”
-Monday, February 20th 2017
Another Round of Dangerous Flooding, Landslides and Damaging Winds Underway in California Feb 20 2017 06:00 PM EST weather.com
“..Another potent atmospheric river event has set up in northern California, once again raising the risk of dangerous flooding, landslides and damaging winds in this storm-weary region. Several additional feet of snow will also pile up in the higher terrain of the Sierra Nevada…
Flood warnings continue for all of the Sacramento Valley, including Sacramento, Oroville and Redding. Flooding is likely, due to already-saturated soils and very swollen rivers and lakes….”
Lake Oroville Dam Spillway Repair February 20, 2017
“Published on Feb 20, 2017
Lake Oroville Dam Spillway Repair February 20, 2017”
Urgent Update! Oroville Dam Very Much in Danger!? Leave Now?
Our Strange World
Published on Feb 20, 2017
-Sunday, February 19th 2017
footage and ground views
“Published on Feb 19, 2017
Updates from the weekend of ongoing work in the rain.
First is Ground footage from Friday.
then with fresh Drone footage in the rain from Saturday. (great progress on the emergency spillway repairs)
Finishing with close-up footage of the Main spillway, from 2-19, with reduced waterflow, now at 55,000cfs.
EXPERTS BELIEVE THE OROVILLE DAM WILL FAIL GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN, from youtube.com
“Published on Feb 19, 2017
EXPERTS BELIEVE THE OROVILLE DAM WILL FAIL-GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN
News & Politics
*National Guard was sent to help evacuate people from Oroville to Merced IF dam goes out…Governor spent $ that was supposed to be used for dam repairs on illegal immigrant issue
Oroville Dam, Possible Collapse, 2-18-17: Viktor Schauberger-Hard Lessons to be Learned
“..Published on Feb 18, 2017
Viktor Schauberger, “The Water Wizard”, Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… Viktor Schauberger has been proved right again and again. He warned the quackademics of this time repeatedly about this kind of disaster and explained to them in great detail how they were doing everything backwards in relationship to moving water. He screamed at the top of his lungs at quackademics for their failed straight channels, straight pipes, straight tubes and flat head thinking! He demonstrated the enormous power of water vortices with decades of research and the building of a Log Flume in Austria which all of the academic quacks claimed would fail. He proved them all wrong as usual!. The very vortices he was teaching about, ate up the spillway, since the water was moved incorrectly down a straight channeled spillway, with flat sides and flat bottoms. The spillway experienced massive cavitation at exactly the point where it would be expected to fail, just below the hump in the spillway where the water was accelerated faster that the slope before it. The cavitation sucked the concrete off the face of the spillway like butter with the enormous vacuum created. The Glenn Canyon Dam, Spillway Disaster of 1983 showed egghead, quakademic engineers the failure of their designs using straight paths for the conduction of water..”
-Friday, February 17th 2017
Spillway Failures Are How Many Earthen Dams Fail! Update On Oroville Water Level Dropping
“Published on Feb 17, 2017
Spillway Failures Are How Many Earthen Dams Fail! Update On Oroville Water Level Dropping”
lake Oroville dam spillway update 2/17/17
“Published on Feb 17, 2017
lake Oroville dam spillway update 2/17/17”
-Thursday, February 16t 2017
Oroville Dam update: Spillway releases curbed, small Earthquakes near #OrovilleDam , from youtube.com
“Published on Feb 16, 2017
Oroville Dam, atmospheric river
The water level at Lake Oroville continued to drop Thursday, but state officials began reducing the outflow from Oroville Dam’s damaged main spillway in an effort to clear debris from the Feather River below, even as a major storm was forecast for early next week.”
Lake Oroville Emergency Spillway Repair 2017
, from youtube.com
“Published on Feb 16, 2017
Lake Oroville Emergency Spillway Repair 2017”
-Wednesday, February 15th 2017
Oroville Dam Developments
Shieena Living Waters
Published on Feb 15, 2017
Oroville Dam: A race to brace spillway for storms arriving tonight By Phillip Reese and Ryan Lillis firstname.lastname@example.org
“..Crews worked through the night to shore up the emergency spillway at troubled Oroville Dam, racing to fortify the structure before a series of storms arrive Wednesday night.
Three storm systems will hit Northern California during the next six days, according to the National Weather Service. The first system will drop about an inch of rain in Oroville between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 4 p.m. Thursday. Greater amounts of precipitation will fall in the mountains northeast of Lake Oroville.
Forecasters are confident that the first two storm systems will not cause huge inflows into Lake Oroville. They are less confident about the third system, which is due around Tuesday. That storm could be bigger and warmer, meaning more rain and snowmelt streaming into Lake Oroville.
-Tuesday, February 14th 2017
California Oroville Dam Updates,Warnings,Spillway | Оровилл Dam жить
“There are fears that the collapse of the overflow channel could unleash torrents of water into Feather River before flooding Oroville and other towns downstream.
Nearly 200,000 people were ordered to evacuate on Sunday afternoon after a hole emerged in the emergency spillway of America’s tallest dam at Lake Oroville.
The Califonia Department of Water Resources (DWR) and federal authorities are working to fix the hole before the arrival of more storms. This list of evacuation centres is being updated.
California Fire incident commander Kevin Lawson has warned: “What we are looking at is an approximately 30ft wall of water coming out of the lake.” “
Oroville Dam EMERGENCY: Who Did It, Why, and What They Are Hiding
“Published on Feb 14, 2017
Here’s the link that goes with the video: http://lisahaven.news/2017/02/the-tru…
For More Information See:
Oroville Dam Spillway 2-14-17 8:15am Rocks and Concrete
“Published on Feb 14, 2017
Today we can see workers placing rocks and concrete where one of the larger erosion channels opened up. Today is officially the 3rd day of evacuations, and It’s also valentine’s day.”
How do you fix crippled Oroville spillway? Tons of rocks and sandbags Feb. 14, 2017, 7:17 a.m. latimes.com
” Road: They’re also building a gravel road out to where the helicopters are dropping the rocks. Then the trucks can drive out and create a slurry to deposit.
“You’re putting rocks in a hole. Then you’re putting slurry in to solidify it,” said Chris Orrock, spokesman for the Department of Water Resources. “When water comes down, it will hit that patch and roll off.” ..”
-Monday, February 13th 2017
Shocking Footage! (February 12-13-14) Lake Oroville Dam Spillway Failure Full Coverage
I DONT KNOW WHY ?
“Published on Feb 12, 2017
13-2-2017 New Coverage Lake Oroville Dam Spillway Failure Full Coverage
Source:KCRA 3 News”
Lake Oroville Dam Spillway Failure Being Repair 12/13/2017 At 12:40 pm
“Published on Feb 13, 2017
Crews Continue Work To Reinforce Damaged Emergency Spillway Of Oroville Dam on Monday afternoon. 2/13/2017”
Oroville Dam Crisis – Workers Make Frantic Repairs, 200,000 People Evacuated – 2/13/2017
“Published on Feb 13, 2017
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Officials have ordered residents near one of the nation’s biggest dams to evacuate the area, saying a “hazardous situation is developing” after an emergency spillway severely eroded.
State officials are inspecting an erosion scar on the potentially hazardous emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam. Nearly 200,000 people living in the area have been evacuated.
nexpected erosion chewed through the main spillway earlier this week, sending chunks of concrete flying and creating a 200-foot-long, 30-foot-deep hole that continues growing. Engineers don’t know what caused the cave-in, but Chris Orrock, a spokesman for the state Department of Water Resources, said it appears the dam’s main spillway has stopped crumbling even though it’s being used for water releases.
About 150 miles northeast of San Francisco, Lake Oroville is one of California’s largest man-made lakes, and the 770-foot-tall Oroville Dam is the nation’s tallest. The lake is a central piece of California’s government-run water delivery network, supplying water for agriculture in the Central Valley and residents and businesses in Southern California.”
Tons Of Rocks Bolster Failing Oroville Dam Spillway
February 13, 2017 9:30 AM sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com
“OROVILLE (CBS SF) – A fleet of state and National Guard helicopters were preparing to dump tons of rocks on an eroding spillway at the Oroville Dam Monday, carrying with them the hopes of more than 188,000 evacuees who fled in panic when a collapse appeared to be imminent.
Meanwhile, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said the evacuation order would stay in place until officials were certain the returning residents would be safe.”…
-Sunday, February 12th 2017
BREAKING: No word when evacuation order for 188,000 will be lifted as Oroville threat remains February 12, 2017 4:44 PM sacbee.com
“…Massive state response in place for dam emergency
State officials have activated hundreds of people to help deal with the Oroville Dam crisis, sending 100 California Highway Patrol officers to the region and placing 1,200 California National Guard members on notice that they may be needed…”
UPDATE: NEW map shows *STAGGERING* depths of water in nearby cities if dam blows! , from youtube.com
Oroville Dam Spillway Failure: Watch Live Stream Online Published 9:37 pm EST, February 12, 2017 Updated 10:40 pm EST, February 12, 2017 heavy.com
“…The Butte County Sheriff’s Department ordered the immediate evacuation of residents in Oroville, California on February 12. Those who live downstream or in low levels by the Oroville Dam were ordered to evacuate Sunday night due to the emergency spillway’s “imminent” failure…”
Update Oroville Dam Overtops, Govt Still Refuses to Order Evacuation Preparations (309)
“Published on Feb 12, 2017
The California Government assured the citizens that the emergency spillway would not be used in the lake overflow as Oroville Dam’s concrete spillway collapsed due to structural failure at 65,000 CFS release. Now with the lower hydroelectric facility discharge out flow clogged with debris there will be +12,000 CFS flow over top and also authorities will scale back flow from collapsed spillway to 35,000 CFS from 55,000 CFS which means and extra 32,000 CFS will pour over the untested emergency spillway.
THOSE IN THE DRAINAGE BASIN OF THIS DAM NEED TO PREPARE TO POSSIBLY EVACUATE. IF THE ORDER IS GIVEN YOU WILL HAVE LESS THAN 30 MINUTES TO LEAVE. PREPARE NOW.
LIVE WATER HEIGHT REPORTS http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/qu…
-Saturday, February 11th 2017
— KRCR News Channel 7 (@KRCR7) February 11, 2017
“Published on Feb 11, 2017
Water has begun to slowly flow over the Oroville Dam emergency spillway Saturday morning as Lake Oroville has reached full capacity and water outflows by way of the damaged spillway have decreased.
Although inflows decreased Friday and into Saturday morning to 89,000 cubic feet per second, water officials have also decreased outflows to 55,100 cfs, according to KCRA chief meteorologist Mark Finan.
This is the first time the uncontrolled emergency spillway has been used in the dam’s 48-year history.
Water officials went back and forth since discovering the erosion hole Tuesday morning on the normal spillway as to whether the lake would reach levels that would allow the emergency spillway to be used.
At noon Friday, California Department of Water Resources officials believed it was less likely that the emergency spillway would be used, based on the amount of water that was being let out in comparison to how much was coming in. But by Friday night, they anticipated it would again need to be used as officials cut back the outflows through the damaged spillway.
Crews began working Wednesday to clear out trees and vegetation below the uncontrolled spillway to reduce the amount of debris that flows into the Feather River.
There are no flood concerns or concerns for the structural integrity of the Oroville Dam.
The total flow of water from the reservoir is expected to be half of what the river can handle and is consistent with releases made at this time of year, the DWR said.
“While DWR does not expect flows to exceed downstream channel carrying capacity,
the rate of flow into the ungated emergency spillway may change quickly,” the department said in a released statement Saturday morning.”
California’s Tallest Dam Overtopping, Spillway Fails from Sinkhole Damage, Possible Evacuation (307)
“Published on Feb 11, 2017
The Oroville Dam in California finds itself in a situation with the only way to avert an over top of the dam is using an untested emergency spill way built in the 1960’s as the regular spillway was damaged by a sinkhole and has stopped drainage of the lake. Evacuations are not issued yet, but with more rain on the way this dam will over top into the emergency earth 1960’s drain way. Good Luck to all of you. You may need to evacuate, Please prepare in Advance.
LIVE WATER HEIGHT REPORTS http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/qu…
(Shocking )new footage Lake Oroville spillway and emergency spillway
“Published on Feb 11, 2017
New footage a wall of water tumbling over the emergency spillway at lake oroville
Oroville Spillway Failure Flyover and Explanation 10 Feb 2017
“Published on Feb 11, 2017
Take a fligh tin the Luscombe over the Oroville Spillway break…”
-Friday, February 10th 2017
Levee breaches prompt shelter in place orders along Cosumnes River
“Published on Feb 10, 2017
Three separate levee breaches along the Cosumnes River prompted Sacramento OES to order residents in Wilton to shelter in their homes.
Flood in Sacramento, state of emergency in California , from youtube.com
-Thursday, February 9th 2017
Fears Over Oroville Dam Spillway Grow As Hole Gets Larger
“Published on Feb 9, 2017
The issue will be trying to get water out of the lake as it continues to pour in.
— GoodnewsUSAinfo (@GoodnewsUSAinfo) February 12, 2017
Big Sur Tries To Cope With Closure Of Highway 1 Due To Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge Damage
“..Published on Mar 1, 2017
Devin Fehley reports on Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge damage leaving Big Sur a town divided for an indefinite period (3-1-2017)..”
*Earthquake Shakes Seattle* | Mighty Shasta Dam TOPS spillway! First time since last major flood! from youtube.com
“Published on Feb 22, 2017
Feb. 22, 2017: **Breaking News** || A shallow 4.2 quake in Kitsap Peninsula shakes Seattle.|| Shasta Dam tops spillway (video) for the first time since 1997!! **This is not a test, **test** was in January | The Last BIG flood was in 1997.
https://twitter.com/MrMBB333. (Shasta Dam)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94sAz… (1997 CA FLOOD)
Feb. 21 update: How full are Northern California reservoirs and rivers? February 21, 2017 5:36 PM sacbee.com
“…These three graphs show key California reservoir conditions and river stages for the upper and lower Sacramento Valley for Tuesday, February 21, 2017. The images are from the California Department of Water Resources’ Data Exchange Center and the National Weather Service…”
Northern California braces for flooding; Don Pedro spillway opened February 20th 2017 @3pm Louis Sahagun and Esmeralda BermudezContact Reporters latimes.com
“….Many parts of the region — especially in the San Joaquin and Sacramento River valleys and Sierra Nevada — are on track to have the wettest winter on record. Numerous reservoirs are close to capacity and streams and rivers are primed for flooding. ..
The area will be under a flood watch Monday and Tuesday, when the new storm is forecast to dump as much as 10 inches of rain on the Feather River Basin. The National Weather Service also warned that the storm is expected to be packing strong winds that could hurl waves in the reservoir toward the 770-foot-tall dam….”
2 more Northern California reservoirs at or near capacity
By Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle Updated 9:35 pm, Friday, February 17, 2017 sfgate.com
“..The threat of major flooding in Oroville has subsided, but Northern California’s energetic rains are filling other lakes and reservoirs to capacity.
In Napa County, Lake Berryessa is full but poses no threat of the kind in Oroville last weekend. There, fears of a catastrophic flood from the potential failure of the Oroville Dam spillways sent nearly 200,000 people fleeing.
By contrast, the man-made Lake Berryessa has an unusual overflow mechanism that sends water down a center tube, like a bathtub drain, rather than up and out. That drain hasn’t been called into duty since 2006 — until now, water officials say.
In Stanislaus County, where the Don Pedro Reservoir is forecast to reach capacity by Tuesday, authorities are warning residents along the Tuolumne River 45 miles away in Modesto to consider evacuating voluntarily until the flood danger is past.
“We have a team of deputies going out warning people about localized flooding,” said Lt. Mike Parker of the county Sheriff’s Department, adding that up to 200 people are most at risk.
Officials say they would send water through Don Pedro’s overflow spillway if the lake level hits 830 feet, a height it’s expected to reach in the next several days. ..”
▶▶”OroVille Dam” 11 Secrets They Are Not Telling You. PLUS Video Footage Exclusive◀◀ , from youtube.com
“Published on Feb 14, 2017
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-Santa Clara Valley
Excess rain water threatens Anderson Reservoir dam in South Bay
KGO – San Francisco 23 hours ago (Saturday, February 11th 2017)yahoo.com
“.. Rain has brought too much of a good thing to Santa Clara Valley’s biggest reservoir in Morgan Hill. The Anderson Reservoir is at 91 percent capacity after rain swept through the Bay Area. “
Music: Parody-“Come & let your Protection fall in this…” creativemusicartsy.wordpress.com
“Come & Let your Protection fall in this…”
Psalm 46 biblegateway.com
God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.[c]
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
The Lord Almighty
is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Come and see what the Lord has done,
the desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease
to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the shields[d] with fire.
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”
The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Sources of Updates
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What’s the State of the Church’s Child Abuse Crisis? February 25, 2014 /
by Sarah Childress Senior Digital Reporter, FRONTLINE Enterprise Journalism Group pbs.org
“..The first report that church officials received about Father Shawn Ratigan, compiled by a Kansas City Catholic school principal in May 2010, was troubling.
Ratigan had taken hundreds of photographs of children, Julie Hess, the principal, wrote to church officials. He had tried to interact with kids on Facebook, and sometimes had physical contact with children in ways that appeared to other adults to be “boundary violations.”A pair of girl’s underwear was found in a planter in his backyard…”
‘Spotlight’ portrayal of sex abuse scandal is making the Catholic Church uncomfortable all over again By Michelle Boorstein November 9, 2015 washingtonpost.com
“..“Sexual abuse of minors is a problem that affects many institutions in our society,” wrote Cesareo, head of the body charged with making sure the church enforces the rules it created after the scandal exploded. “In 2002, the Catholic Church recognized that it was not immune to this issue.”
Survivor advocates have bristled in the past when church leaders have declared the abuse crisis in Catholicism over, or have tried to remove focus from the institution itself. When Pope Francis this summer met in Philadelphia with survivors and included some people whose perpetrators were outside the church, many survivors who spoke out were angry at what they saw as a diluting of responsibility…”
Corey Haim Murdered Exposing Pedophiles in Hollywood , 14 September 2010 bbc.com
“..The Catholic Church has faced a raft of allegations of child sex abuse by priests and an inadequate response by bishops. Here is a round-up of some of those events:..”
Corey Haim’s A-list rapist may finally be named — what took so long? 1 day ago (9.20.16) by Caroline Goddard sheknows.com
“..Feldman has been discussing the sick environment of Hollywood child sexual abuse for years, even detailing the abuse both he and Haim suffered in his memoir, Coreyography. Most recently, last spring he told The Hollywood Reporter about parties for preteen actors where predators groom their next victims, and said that he and Haim had attended many. And he’s not the only one speaking out.
Elijah Wood said he was protected from such predators because his mother would not allow him to attend the parties, and although he later denied firsthand knowledge of rampant sex abuse in the industry, he gave some very telling quotes to the Sunday Times.
“Clearly something major was going on in Hollywood. It was all organized. There are a lot of vipers in this industry, people who only have their own interests in mind,” he said.
“There is darkness in the underbelly. If you can imagine it, it’s probably happened.”
More: Corey Feldman details Hollywood sex abuse conspiracy
Even Alison Arngrim, who played Nellie Oleson on Little House on the Prairie, said the abuse was an open secret in Hollywood…”
Actor Corey Feldman Exposes Pedophile Hollywood Elite , from youtube.com
Corey Haim Murdered Exposing Pedophiles in Hollywood , from youtube.com
The Hollywood Sex Abuse Documentary That You Almost Couldn’t See Adam B. Vary
BuzzFeed News Reporter buzzfeed.com
The documentary creates a stark and sobering portrait of a loose network of Hollywood professionals — some outsize personalities like Collins-Rector, others Hollywood insiders with far smaller profiles — who use their positions of power and influence to sexually abuse and exploit underage (in the film’s case, male) actors whose nascent careers they’re supposed to be supporting. The movie, directed by the Oscar-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg (Deliver Us From Evil), premiered to some fanfare last November at the DOC NYC festival. But despite Berg’s pedigree and its startling, headline-grabbing subject matter, no top-tier distributors picked up the film for release…”
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Elijah Wood Clarifies Comments on Hollywood Pedophilia By DANIEL VICTORMAY 24, 2016 nytimes.com
“…The actor Elijah Wood clarified his remarks on Monday after suggesting in an interview with a London newspaper that sexual abuse of child stars was more widespread in Hollywood than had been reported.
After the interview with The Sunday Times drew international headlines and questions, Mr. Wood put out a statement emphasizing that his comments weren’t based on personal experience.
“Let me be clear: This subject of child abuse is an important one that should be discussed and properly investigated,” Mr. Wood said. “But as I made absolutely clear to the writer, I have no firsthand experience or observation of the topic, so I cannot speak with any authority beyond articles I have read and films I have seen.”..”
Why Do People Sexually Use or Abuse Children? 1in6.org
A very important question, asked by many people.
And a question – a search or quest, even – that some will struggle with for years.
Fearing they somehow brought it on themselves, and hoping that understanding the other person will prove it wasn’t their fault.
Still loving the person who used or abused them, and hoping that understanding why they did it will bring healing to their relationship.
Hoping that understanding why the person who used or abused them will help them to prevent other children (perhaps their own), from ever being sexually abused.
Feeling that life is unfair, unjust, random and/or meaningless, and hoping that understanding how someone could sexually abuse a child will bring some order and meaning to life.
Focusing on the other person, including why they did it, can be a way of avoiding one’s own responsibility, as an adult, for dealing with harmful effects in one’s own life, including self-destructive and harmful behaviors. (We mention this possible reason with no criticism of those to whom it applies. It’s not uncommon, and totally understandable, among those still struggling with major negative effects.)
Importantly, people may not be fully aware of some reasons why they’re asking why the other person (or people) did this to them. They may not recognize some hopes they have for the benefits that such understanding could bring. That’s totally normal. Over time the full significance of this question in your life may become clearer – or completely change as other aspects of your life change…”
Why would an adult sexually abuse a child? stopitnow.org
“..Some adults sexually abuse a child to feel the power and control they don’t feel in their relationships with other adults. Sometimes, adults who have intimate sexual relationships with other adults may sexually abuse children in moments of unusual stress, such as after the loss a job or during a divorce. Some adults are primarily sexually attracted to children, and some never act on those feelings. Some adults act impulsively when presented with an unexpected opportunity to sexually abuse a child. Other people, particularly youth with high social status or with social or emotional delays, may not even fully understand the harmful impact of their actions…”
An Ongoing Sex Drive Directed Toward Children
What Causes Someone To Molest? childmolestationprevention.org
A few sexual abusers will sexually touch a child because they are profoundly intellectually disabled, or they have developed a brain disorder, or they are psychotic. Close supervision and, when appropriate, medications to control the disorder often stop child molesters in this group.
George does not fit here.
Some abusers will sexually touch a child because they have an antisocial personality disorder. Think “anti-society.” People with this disorder may be social, even glib. So why do we call them “antisocial?” Because they believe that the rules of society do not apply to them. They break many of society’s rules. Essentially, antisocials lack feelings for others. In the mind of an antisocial, all of the rest of us, including children, exist to be used. The child molesters in this group appear most often in horrific accounts you see on television and in the newspaper.
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