The Big Wobble: Breaking News: Oroville Dam spillway has been compromised and is breaking up: Whole section of concrete has been washed away and huge cracks appearing.
Breaking News: Oroville Dam spillway has been compromised and is breaking up: Whole section of concrete has been washed away and huge cracks appearing.
Live streaming of the Oroville Dam is
suggesting the spillway has been compromised and a whole section of concrete
has been washed away.
A large breach can be seen in the concrete
slipway with a huge crack opening up further down
Residents are nervously watching the
Oroville Dam and have packed their bags prepared to evacuate again if
Another area of concern is the Don Pedro
reservoir, which officials said was at 98 percent capacity on Sunday. The
reservoir captures water from the Tuolumne River.
In Stanislaus County, where the Don Pedro
Reservoir is forecast to reach capacity by Tuesday, authorities are warning
residents along the Tuolumne River 45 miles away in Modesto to consider
evacuating voluntarily until the flood danger is past.
Sacramento Bee.com claims the town of Maxwell
is flooded and two stretches of Interstate 5 north of Williams were barely
passable because of encroaching waters. Roads throughout the region were closed
from flooding and mudslides. Reclamation districts patrolled levees, monitoring
boils and sandbagging.
In Colusa County, the Sheriff’s Office
blamed local creeks and canals for the widespread flooding “due to the
overabundance of water the last 24 hours” and announced “voluntary evacuations
for those who felt their safety was at risk.”
Another Northern California reservoir is at
full capacity as a new “Weather Bomb” is pounding the area: Flooding
is inevitable as another 6 inches of rain expected.
Storms will resume their track across the
region following a brief break from heavy precipitation to start the weekend.
Precipitation will become more widespread
and heavy throughout Monday, with the heaviest rain expected to slam Northern