Oroville Dam Spillway Repairs Get Started With Little Room For Error


THE FAMILY OF FIVE LIVING IN THE HOME CAN NOT STAY THERE UNTIL IT IS REPAIRED. THE GATES AT THE SPILL WAY ARE CLOSED AND REPAIR WORK IS UNDERWAY. CREWS ARE NOW USING JACK HAMMERS AND EXPLOSIVES TO DEMOLISH WHAT IS LEFT OF THE CRUMBLED CHUTE. THE WORK MARKS THE BEGINNING OF A REBUILDING PHASE FOR THE SPILL WAY. FOLLOWING A WET WINTER THAT CAUSED A LOT OF DAMAGE. NEW TONIGHT, STEVE LARGE IS LIVE WITH A NEW LOOK AT THE MASSIVE PROJECT, STEVE? WITHIN A CITY. THE CREWS WORKING NEARLY AROUND- THE-CLOCK. WE ARE HERE FOR A GIANT BLAST. THE COUNTDOWN FOR THE ALL CLEAR AT THE OROVILLE SPILL WAY. EXPLOSIVES RIPPING ACROSS THE PARKS THE BLAST SENT BOULDERS CASCADING DOWN. THEY ARE BLASTING DAILY ARE FOR THE NEAR TERM JUST TO KEEP GOING ON THE DEMOLITION OF THE SPILL WAY. HEAVY EQUIPMENT ATTACHED TO GIANT JACKHAMMERS ARE ALSO DISLODGING SPILL WAY CHUTES. CREWS ARE WORKING ON A SHORT TIME LINE WITH PLANS TO REPLACE THE LOWER SECTION OF THE SPILLWAY SHOOT FOR THE START OF THE NEXT RAINY SEASON SIX MONTHS AWAY. Reporter: MIDSUMMER 500 EMPLOYEES WILL BE ON THE SPILL WAY SITE. CREWS WORKING 20 HOURS A DAY. FOR PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN OROVILLE. GOING THROUGH THE DAM AND THE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS. WHAT I HEAR IS BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP WHEN THE TRUCKS ARE BACKING UP ALL NIGHT AND ALL DAY. Reporter: FINAL DEM HREUGZ AFTER THE CRUMBLED SPILL WAY SENDS THOUSANDS FLEEING. NOW COMES THE REBUILD. — DEMOLITION AFTER THE CRUMBLED SPILL WAY SENDS THOUSANDS FLEEING. ,COMES THE REBUILD. 275 MILLION BID, SO FAR THEY

12 thoughts on “Oroville Dam Spillway Repairs Get Started With Little Room For Error

  1. I bet that Julie Spohn would make a bundle of money if she rented her home to the construction company. during the next six months as long as there is a tremendous security deposit. she might enjoy a world cruise

  2. That backup alarm is a poisonous frequency of sound. It causes cancer and brain damage. It's all Bush Senior's doing. Like anyone is up in their way.

  3. Where are the pylons that are needed to create a firm foundation to the new spillway..

  4. The EMERGENCY is over really how & when was that decided? What makes this dangerous situation any less of an emergency?I don't know about anyone else but all we saw was just dirt & rocks there wasn't any boulders coming out of that explosion. Doesn't anyone wonder why they aren't fixing the broken headworks the leaking spillway gates that they are using sand bags to divert the leaks down the side of the spillway that gets lost in the shadows of the spillway wall? If they are so ahead of schedule then maybe they will have time to fix the most important parts for all of our safety & they can fix the the cracked wall they painted & watched for who knows how long & the spillway gates you know only the most important parts.

  5. you you people would have been fallowing this since it happened you would know its under control and being fixed how its no room for error must be a news thing … they always talk up the news till its fake

  6. How much snow is going to melt? How much water can the ENTIRE system contain?

  7. Huge blast?????? Ha! That blast was like a fart in a wind storm! lol our local stone quarry blasts ten times bigger than that!

  8. Try working as a grocery store cashier. That's all you hear all day is the scanner beeper for every item you scan.

  9. I wonder how long the gloom and doom people will continue to make asses out of themselves by claiming disaster is imminent?

  10. The old lady who said all she could hear is "BEEP BEEP" all night long sounded like she wanted to complain, what does she Expect? Maybe they should cancel the 275 million dollar project so she won't be inconvenienced.

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