Oroville Dam

Oroville Dam Repair Cost Spikes to $870 Million

The California Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) cost estimates for the Oroville Dam crisis and repair have spiked to $870 million, after an independent forensic report blamed the state for misleading the public about its knowledge of dangerous conditions.

Oroville Dam spillway failure, taken from a flight over the area in March 2017. (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Tom McClintock’s Bill Fast-Tracks Dams & Reservoirs

Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) is leading an effort to end environmentalists’ ability to delay the building of dams and reservoirs on federal land by fast-tracking control of the permitting process, placing power in the hands of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

Oroville Lake and Dam (Breitbart News)

California Rain Expected to Boost Hydro-Electric Revenue

Data from the U.S. Energy Information Agency suggest that the state could receive an extra $900 million in new hydro-electric revenue as a result of record California rain — and that the cash could pay for some of the damage to the Oroville Dam, the Los Angeles Aqueduct, and much of California’s key flood control infrastructure.

Oroville Lake and Dam (Breitbart News)

11 Areas Near Oroville Dam Under Evacuation Warnings

Just as Breitbart News predicted a little over a week ago, temperatures rising to the high 70s are causing an early spring snowmelt that is quickly filling Oroville Lake, causing the local sheriff to issue evacuation warnings for 11 areas downstream of the troubled Oroville Dam.

Damaged Dam (Albert Madrid/California Department of Water Resources via AP)

Oroville Dam Spillway Closed to Restore Hydro-Power

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) engineers completely stopped the water flowing down Oroville Dam’s collapsing spillway on Monday in a desperate effort to clear intake pipes and restore hydro-electric production before flooding returns.

Oroville Dam damage (KCRA via Associated Press)