Repair Crews Dump Boulders In Attempted For Oroville Dam Spillway


THE WHITE HOUSE ABOUT THIS DEVELOPING SITUATION BUT WOULD NOT GET IN TO ANY SPECIFICS. GOOD EVENING AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TONIGHT. I’M ADRIENNE MOORE. I’M SAM SHANE. CREWS ARE WORKING TO REPAIR THE EMERGENCY SPILLWAY. THIS IS A LOOK AT THE INUNDATION MAP. IT MEANS THIS AREA COULD EXPERIENCE FLOODING IN THE RED. AS YOU CAN SEE, A BIG REGION IS THREATENED AT THIS TIME. HELICOPTERS ARE DROPPING BOULDERS TO SHORE UP THE SPILLWAY. MASSIVE EVACUATION ORDERS IN BUTTE COUNTY. NEARLY 200,000 PEOPLE HAVE LEFT THEIR HOMES. 100,000 CUBIC FEET PER SECOND OF WATER IS NOW BEING RELEASED OVER THE MAIN SPILLWAY. THAT WAS DAMAGED ON TUESDAY. IN AN EFFORT TO DROP THE LAKE LEVEL BY 50 FEET, THAT’S THEIR GOAL. WE HAVE LIVE TEAM COVERAGE. WE BEGIN WITH LEMOR ABRAMS WITH MORE ON THE REPAIR EFFORTS NOW UNDERWAY. IT LOOKS LIKE CREWS ARE DONE FOR THE DAY. THE MAIN HELICOPTER JUST TOOK OFF AFTER A COUPLE HOURS OF DELIVERING THESE MASSIVE BOULDERS TO THE DAMAGED SPILLWAY. BUT TAKE A LOOK AT THIS. THERE’S STILL A LOT OF BOULDERS LEFT TO DELIVER. THEY’VE GOT A LOT OF BAGS OUT HERE, DOZENS OF BAGS THAT THEY’VE BEEN FILLING UP ALL DAY. AND THEY HAVEN’T SAID WHEN THE OPERATION WILL RESUME. REPAIR CREWS SPENT THE ENTIRE DAY CHUCKING IN THESE MASSIVE BOULDERS, USING BOBCATS TO LIFT THEM, FILL THE BAGS AND PREPARE FOR THE DROPS. PILOTS ARE USING HEAVY DUTY HELICOPTERS WITH SLINGS UNDERNEATH TO LIFT THE ROCKS AND DUNK THEM IN TO THE HOLE THAT BROKE THE SPILLWAY. THE DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES REITERATES TONIGHT THE DAM IS SOUND BUT THE SITUATION COULD CHANGE AT ANY MINUTE AT THE SPILLWAY WITH THE UPCOMING STORMS THAT THREATEN TO FILL UP LAKE OROVILLE MORE THAN IT CAN HANDLE. IN THAT CASE THE EMERGENCY SPILLWAY IS NEEDED TO DIVERT WATER FROM BEING UNLEASHED IN TOWNS AND RIVERS. FEDERAL OFFICIALS ARE GETTING INVOLVED. CONGRESSMAN SPOKE AT A NEWS CONFERENCE TODAY ASSURING HIS CONSTITUENTS THAT THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS IS HERE TO HELP. HE SAYS 20% OF THE DAM WAS PAID FROM BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, THAT IT’S 750,000 ACRE FEET BELONGING TO THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS FOR FLOOD CONTROL. THE REST IS THE STATE’S RESPONSIBLE. HERE HE IS EXPLAINING THAT. WE’RE LOOKING FOR GOVERNOR BROWN’S DECLARATION CURRENT TO THIS DAM AS WELL AS WE’RE IN CONTACT WITH THE WHITE HOUSE ON THIS. ONE OF THE END GOALS HERE, GET THROUGH THE CRISIS WITH OBVIOUSLY NO LOSS OF LIFE OR UNDUE HARM. BUT ALSO TO IMMEDIATELY WHEN THIS IS OVER WITH TO MOVE FORWARD AND RESTORE THE FUNCTION OF THE SPILLWAY IN THE DAM. THE CONGRESSMAN SAYS THE WHITE HOUSE IS AWARE AND MAKING DECISIONS NOW. BUT AS OF NOW OFFICIALS SAY THERE’S NO WATER FLOWING OVER THE BACKUP SPILLWAY TO MAKE WAY FOR BOULDERS TO BE DROPPED IN TO REPAIR THE HOLE. WORK HERE STOPPED JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO. THEY WRAPPED UP. THEY HAVEN’T SAID WHEN WORK WILL RESUME. OFFICIALS SAY IT’S UNCLEAR HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE FOR THEM TO FIX THE SPILLWAY ALL TOGETHER OR HOW MANY MORE TONS OF ROCKS THEY PLAN TO DROP IN TO THE HOLE. THE DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES, OFFICIALS THERE TELL US THEY WON’T HOLD AN OFFICIAL PRESS CONFERENCE UNTIL TOMORROW BUT THEY TELL US THIS RIGHT HERE, WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING AT, ALL THESE BOBCATS, ALL THESE BOULDERS, THIS IS A DYNAMIC SITUATION. THINGS COULD CHANGE AT ANY MINUTE SO THEY CAUTION PEOPLE THAT THE EVACUATION ORDERS ARE STILL IN EFFECT. AGAIN, AN OFFICIAL PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD TOMORROW AT NOON. WE’LL HAVE LIVE REPORTS TONIGHT ON CBS13. BACK TO YOU. WHEN THIS EMERGENCY PASSES, THIS FIX IS GOING TO BE LENGTHY

22 thoughts on “Repair Crews Dump Boulders In Attempted For Oroville Dam Spillway

  1. Lol Bobats ??? your announcers should know the difference between a pay loader, dozer, excavator…etc.

  2. that's right it's all about the money you raise those taxes, hire more paper pushers

  3. Guess why they are using extremely expensive helicopters to drop little bags of rocks into the eroded areas? Because somebody built the ONLY ACCESS road to the north side of the dam RIGHT UNDER the emergency spillway that got totally washed away when water ran over the spillway. I just do not understand this. The eroded areas could have been repaired so quickly using trucks (a lot cheaper too!!) instead of helicopters, but the trucks could not get to the area to repair it.

  4. Bags of rocks aren't going to fix anything. It's just a feel good measure for the public.

  5. we are going to be a sanctuary state, Mexicans can come here and feel safe, to hell with Trump and the rest of the country we don't need them, OH NO OUR DAM BROKE WHAT, IT IS GOING TO COST 2 BILLION DOLLARS TO FIX, aa Mr. President Sir we need your help.

  6. Your Beloved Jerry Brown stole all the tax money to fight gun control and didn't want to use that money to fix the Dam

  7. I don't think they need Trump, they are just trying to be greedy, and use Trump. Holding on to our tax money to continue funding illegal immigrants.

  8. These imbeciles block the whole screen with their useless graphics! I want to see the fucking damage assholes! I guess they are hiding it intentionally.

  9. Why don't they drop the assess of Michael Moore, Rosie O'Donnell, Whoopie Goldberg and all those Hollyweird whose assess are filled with plastics! Now, did anyone see any Muslims go to evacuees center and give water or some food or cookies?? NONE!!

  10. Your "The Latest" took up half the window blocking the view of the actual news footage. You guys suck at presenting the news.

  11. LOL Pathetic amount of material on site. Looks like a someone showed up with a bucket of sand at the grand canyon.."That should patch it". XD

  12. dropping boulders on that spillway is like dropping peanuts on a Hurricane. Somebody will make a lot of dough off of that failed effort!

  13. These pebbles being dumped or just feel good eye candy for those who own property below the Dam.

  14. to guys who are blaming iligals inmigrants for stealing your tax payers money you are totally ignorant those inmigrants pay tax they give money to the social security and never recive that money back that money go to you wite guys and olso if no because the cheap labor pay yo those iligal inmigrant you guys receive cheap vegetables( LETTUCE,RADISH,TOMATOES,CELERY,ONIONS,GARLIC,PAPERS,AVOCADOS,ORANGES,BERRYS, STRAWBERRIES,LEMONS,WATERMELONS,GRAPES,MUSHROOMS, GRAPES,WINE, etc.etc.etc etc………. you guys dont realice. how much money each one of you guys save all because the cheap lavor pay to those named iligals immigrants they are iligals because thats the convenience way to steal the social security money of those people.

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