In wake of Oroville Dam spillway failure, yearly inspection bill proposed for all dams

Sacramento – State-maintained dams and reservoirs will be inspected every year if a new bill can make it through the California Legislature. Assemblyman James Gallagher, R-Yuba City, has intr… Source: In wake of Oroville Dam spillway failure, yearly inspection bill proposed for all dams
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California sells $1.2 billion of bonds to finance construction of bullet train in the Central Valley – LA Times

The California treasurer sold $1.2 billion in high-speed rail bonds Thursday, which would be tapped for Central Valley construction. Source: California sells $1.2 billion of bonds to finance construction of bullet train in the Central Valley – LA Times
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Expert performed autopsy on Oroville spillway collapse. Here’s what he found. | The Sacramento Bee

Robert Bea, of the Center for Catastrophic Risk Analysis at UC Berkeley, points to design and construction flaws that date back to when Oroville Dam’s spillway was built in the 1960s. Bea said the gaping crater that formed in the spillway on Feb. 7 was all but inevitable given that the design woes were combined […]
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California’s Current Snowpack Is Larger Than the Previous 4 Years Combined, NASA Says | KTLA

In another sure sign that California is steadily recovering from the yearslong drought, the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada — a major source of water for the state — is currently larger than the last four years combined, according to NASA.As of April 1, when it was last measured by NASA’s Airborne Snow Observatory, the snowpack […]
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