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The Latest: Gov. Brown says he was unaware of flood concerns

There are 32 comments on the NewsOK.com story from Monday Feb 13, titled The Latest: Gov. Brown says he was unaware of flood concerns. In it, NewsOK.com reports that:

Gov. Jerry Brown says he wasn't previously aware of a report that surfaced Monday indicating environmentalists raised concerns about the Oroville Dam emergency spillway in 2005. He says he's glad he found out about the report and adds that it was not part of previous records he had seen.

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Battle Tested

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#1 Wednesday Feb 15
Of the 55,000 bridges across the U.S. that were deemed structurally deficient in a report published by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARBTA), more than 1,300 California bridges fall under that category.

That means that of the 25,431 bridges in the state, 5 percent have one or more key bridge elements -- deck, superstructure or substructure -- that are considered to be in "poor" or worse condition, the analysis found.

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#2 Wednesday Feb 15
Battle Tested wrote:
Of the 55,000 bridges across the U.S. that were deemed structurally deficient in a report published by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARBTA), more than 1,300 California bridges fall under that category.

That means that of the 25,431 bridges in the state, 5 percent have one or more key bridge elements -- deck, superstructure or substructure -- that are considered to be in "poor" or worse condition, the analysis found.
Not unlike the levees around New Orleans.... A lot of people wonder where all the money went to build and then maintenence them...... AFTER Katrina,when they failed.
YouDidntBuildTha t

Rohnert Park, CA

#3 Wednesday Feb 15
Governor Brown should resign.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#4 Wednesday Feb 15
Page 101 of the Democratic play book deny knowledge and build a case for "plausible deniability".
YouDidntBuildTha t

Rohnert Park, CA

#5 Wednesday Feb 15
Dee Dee Dee wrote:
Page 101 of the Democratic play book deny knowledge and build a case for "plausible deniability".
Agreed.

Brown has been office for how many years now?

No, he knew all about it. But he was too busy wasting money on the Dumb Train. He was too busy thwarting the build out of more water storage capacity as well as electricity generating plants. This way, he could continue to collect more and more property tax revenues and permitting fee's from developers and new home owners while ensuring that there will not be enough water or electricity to sustain the increasing population.

This way, state, county and city governments could also impose draconian fines on peple who use too much energy and water. People in California are familiar with those "energy hog" commericials on the radio. Our government mismanages our natural resources for greedy reasons, and then turns around and calls the people "energy hogs" and fines them for using electricity and water...
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#6 Wednesday Feb 15
YouDidntBuildThat wrote:
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Agreed.

Brown has been office for how many years now?

No, he knew all about it. But he was too busy wasting money on the Dumb Train. He was too busy thwarting the build out of more water storage capacity as well as electricity generating plants. This way, he could continue to collect more and more property tax revenues and permitting fee's from developers and new home owners while ensuring that there will not be enough water or electricity to sustain the increasing population.

This way, state, county and city governments could also impose draconian fines on peple who use too much energy and water. People in California are familiar with those "energy hog" commericials on the radio. Our government mismanages our natural resources for greedy reasons, and then turns around and calls the people "energy hogs" and fines them for using electricity and water...
That is why they call it The People's Republic of California.
THE LONE WORKER

Georgetown, IN

#7 Wednesday Feb 15
YouDidntBuildThat wrote:
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Agreed.

Brown has been office for how many years now?

No, he knew all about it. But he was too busy wasting money on the Dumb Train. He was too busy thwarting the build out of more water storage capacity as well as electricity generating plants. This way, he could continue to collect more and more property tax revenues and permitting fee's from developers and new home owners while ensuring that there will not be enough water or electricity to sustain the increasing population.

This way, state, county and city governments could also impose draconian fines on peple who use too much energy and water. People in California are familiar with those "energy hog" commericials on the radio. Our government mismanages our natural resources for greedy reasons, and then turns around and calls the people "energy hogs" and fines them for using electricity and water...
Large rocks are being dropped into the washed out area and that should work.
The hillside below the secondary overflow area could be covered with huge amounts of stone and the waterflow will rush over them and down to the river below without washing them out.
This shouldn't take a lot of money to fix.

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#8 Wednesday Feb 15
Battle Tested wrote:
Of the 55,000 bridges across the U.S. that were deemed structurally deficient in a report published by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARBTA), more than 1,300 California bridges fall under that category.

That means that of the 25,431 bridges in the state, 5 percent have one or more key bridge elements -- deck, superstructure or substructure -- that are considered to be in "poor" or worse condition, the analysis found.
all over the state we have bridges and over passes in disrepair, many have rebar sticking out of busted concrete,rebar rusts weakens the whole thing do to the rust keeps eating away at in into the concrete. see it report it and it falls on deaf ears,when it collapses they claim to have heard nothing about it.

this is happening all over the country,yet we keep wasting money fixing other countries while our own falls apart
YouDidntBuildTha t

Rohnert Park, CA

#9 Wednesday Feb 15
THE LONE WORKER wrote:
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Large rocks are being dropped into the washed out area and that should work.
The hillside below the secondary overflow area could be covered with huge amounts of stone and the waterflow will rush over them and down to the river below without washing them out.
This shouldn't take a lot of money to fix.
They better hope it works. If the spillways erode out and the lake begins to empty itself out, a 30 foot wall of water will hit the additional water storage down stream of the dam. And that will release all that stored water - even Sacramento could get washed away if that happens.

Meanwhile, California will have lost 1/3rd of it's stored water and then the drought will come back. Then we'll have even less water.

What will Governor Jim Beam do then? Will he say, "don't use water or you will go to jail and your property will be confiscated?"

Or maybe he will say, "don't worry, just go for a ride on the DUMB TRAIN."
Battle Tested

United States

#10 Wednesday Feb 15
THE LONE WORKER wrote:
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Large rocks are being dropped into the washed out area and that should work.
The hillside below the secondary overflow area could be covered with huge amounts of stone and the waterflow will rush over them and down to the river below without washing them out.
This shouldn't take a lot of money to fix.
BS that's a band-aid fix. You a Ca Politician???? Sound like one. Do you understand the cost of the evacuated? Business closed,schools closed. It's not just the cost of the repairs. It isn't 100% the evacuation order won't be back in place soon. Snow and rain on the way. Many of are rivers and lakes are at or close to capacity.
YouDidntBuildTha t

Rohnert Park, CA

#11 Wednesday Feb 15
Battle Tested wrote:
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BS that's a band-aid fix. You a Ca Politician???? Sound like one. Do you understand the cost of the evacuated? Business closed,schools closed. It's not just the cost of the repairs. It isn't 100% the evacuation order won't be back in place soon. Snow and rain on the way. Many of are rivers and lakes are at or close to capacity.
That's exactly right. I can tell you directly that the ground is absolutely saturated too. Even a little bit more rain (like 1 inch) will cause MASSIVE flooding.

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#12 Wednesday Feb 15
How many have surf boards and are they good enough to surf to Frisco???
YouDidntBuildTha t

Rohnert Park, CA

#13 Wednesday Feb 15
okimar wrote:
How many have surf boards and are they good enough to surf to Frisco???
If the spill ways give way, you might be able to surf the wall of water for a little ways, but eventually, houses, cars and trees in the water would shorten your ride.

I wouldn't recommend trying it.
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#15 Wednesday Feb 15
YouDidntBuildThat wrote:
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If the spill ways give way, you might be able to surf the wall of water for a little ways, but eventually, houses, cars and trees in the water would shorten your ride.

I wouldn't recommend trying it.
Then I guess treading water or dog paddling is out of the guestion..... People HAVE been known to ride Niagara Falls in a barrel........

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#16 Wednesday Feb 15
Battle Tested wrote:
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BS that's a band-aid fix. You a Ca Politician???? Sound like one. Do you understand the cost of the evacuated? Business closed,schools closed. It's not just the cost of the repairs. It isn't 100% the evacuation order won't be back in place soon. Snow and rain on the way. Many of are rivers and lakes are at or close to capacity.
what about the waste water treatment plants,those flood and bacteria in all that water on top of the mess/
Battle Tested

United States

#17 Wednesday Feb 15
YouDidntBuildThat wrote:
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They better hope it works. If the spillways erode out and the lake begins to empty itself out, a 30 foot wall of water will hit the additional water storage down stream of the dam. And that will release all that stored water - even Sacramento could get washed away if that happens.

Meanwhile, California will have lost 1/3rd of it's stored water and then the drought will come back. Then we'll have even less water.

What will Governor Jim Beam do then? Will he say, "don't use water or you will go to jail and your property will be confiscated?"

Or maybe he will say, "don't worry, just go for a ride on the DUMB TRAIN."
Clown Brown is the new Hillary lol
THE LONE WORKER

Jeffersonville, IN

#18 Wednesday Feb 15
Battle Tested wrote:
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BS that's a band-aid fix. You a Ca Politician???? Sound like one. Do you understand the cost of the evacuated? Business closed,schools closed. It's not just the cost of the repairs. It isn't 100% the evacuation order won't be back in place soon. Snow and rain on the way. Many of are rivers and lakes are at or close to capacity.
They can eventually pour concrete over the rock ballast and it will be alright.
Large rocks filling the washout areas are the only way to prevent disaster right now.
When enough water is released soon this work can begin when the overflow stops.
I can understand the safety precautions. My prayers go out for them..
Battle Tested

United States

#19 Wednesday Feb 15
THE LONE WORKER wrote:
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They can eventually pour concrete over the rock ballast and it will be alright.
Large rocks filling the washout areas are the only way to prevent disaster right now.
When enough water is released soon this work can begin when the overflow stops.
I can understand the safety precautions. My prayers go out for them..
Lmao should have been fixed long ago. Stop blowing smoke... This could have been prevented..... Democrat Clown Brown and his loons have failed the citizens of Ca...
THE LONE WORKER

Columbus, IN

#20 Wednesday Feb 15
YouDidntBuildThat wrote:
<quoted text>

They better hope it works. If the spillways erode out and the lake begins to empty itself out, a 30 foot wall of water will hit the additional water storage down stream of the dam. And that will release all that stored water - even Sacramento could get washed away if that happens.

Meanwhile, California will have lost 1/3rd of it's stored water and then the drought will come back. Then we'll have even less water.

What will Governor Jim Beam do then? Will he say, "don't use water or you will go to jail and your property will be confiscated?"

Or maybe he will say, "don't worry, just go for a ride on the DUMB TRAIN."
There really should be better management of the water in these reservoirs.
Large siphons could be used to draw off some of the water before it ever got to the overflows.
Huge siphons could be ran downstream to whatever elevation would be safe to let out big volumes of water.
This could be an effective and helpful preventative measure.
THE LONE WORKER

Columbus, IN

#21 Wednesday Feb 15
Battle Tested wrote:
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Lmao should have been fixed long ago. Stop blowing smoke... This could have been prevented..... Democrat Clown Brown and his loons have failed the citizens of Ca...
It was something that nobody thought would be a problem when they built it back in Ronald Reagan's governorship. There are learning experiences and let's hope and pray some good comes out of it and drsaster is averted.

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