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Oroville emergency spillway (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

DWR Report: 75% of Rebuilt Oroville Dam Spillway Has Cracks

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) technical report has admitted that 75 percent of the newly repaired cement slabs in the Oroville Dam’s spillway already have cracks. The DWR report for the California-owned dam was issued on Nov. 2

Oroville Dam Spillway (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Oroville Dam Audit: Forensic Team Blasts State Cut-back on Infrastructure

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FECR) forensic audit of the Oroville Dam Spillway crisis project found that failures were due to inadequate California Department of Water Resources (DWR) maintenance, repair of cracks, thin concrete slabs, poor drainage, and use of weathered rock.