Archive for January 31st, 2018

Oroville Dam Costs Soar to $870 Million


Wednesday January 31st, 2018   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 5:43am PST   •   0 Comments

Last February 7 during heavy rains, the Oroville Dam’s concrete spillway failed, launching fears of a complete dam failure, and forcing the evacuation of 188,000 people downstream from the structure. As the anniversary approaches, the total costs of the spillway reconstruction, including emergency response, have risen to $870 million according to the state Department…
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