Oroville Dam Dedication 50 Years Ago Hailed Structure As Great Flood Control Project


HALF A CENTURY AGO… THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WERE THERE FOR THE GRAND OPENING CEREMONY… INCLUDING THEN- CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR RONALD REAGAN. KPIX 5’S KEN BASTIDA IS IN THE NEWSROOM WITH A LOOK BACK AT OROVILLE DAM. KEN: ALLEN, THE OROVILLE DAM WAS BUILT PRIMARILY AS A FLOOD CONTROL PROJECT… TO GIVE FARMERS DOWNSTREAM IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY SOME RELIEF. KPIX5 WAS THERE WHEN THE BIG DAM WAS DEDICATED ALL THOSE YEARS AGO. TRACK: Bastida – “THE CALIFORNIA BY OROVILLE DAM HAS SUPPLIED HYDRO ELECTRIC AND DRINKING WATER AS WELL AS IRRIGATION CONTROL FOR MILLIONS DOWNSTREAM… BUT AT 50… IT’S AGE WILL SURELY NOW BRING QUESTIONS ABOUT IT’S SAFETY. ALLEN? CREWS ARE HARD AT WORK RIGHT

7 thoughts on “Oroville Dam Dedication 50 Years Ago Hailed Structure As Great Flood Control Project

  1. Those bags of rocks they plan to drop in the hole from helicopters look like the same ones they started dumping on Chernobly.
    I have a better plan, I'll send down a family of beavers from Canada

  2. They did not do the up keep on, now the cost be a Trillion or more, lost wages, homes & the Dam, damn it!

  3. 1:09 "And the state's biggest names would naturally be on hand for the state's biggest damn project…"

  4. Screw the dam, we need to spend billions or dollars invading the middle east, what are you people thinking, those 200,000 people can move

  5. Sometimes I fantasize about how things might be today if that idiot was never president.

  6. Reagan gave the project the Green light to build it! The Right works to bury this info.

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