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Worst Case Scenario: 100 Foot Tsunami Would Wipe Out Entire Cities If There Is A Catastrophic Failure Of The Oroville Dam

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Oroville Dam - Public DomainThe situation at the Oroville Dam has stabilized for the moment, but more storms are coming this week.  When those storms arrive, will authorities be able to avoid the kind of catastrophic incident that almost happened over the weekend?  As you will see below, it is being admitted that a collapse of the emergency spillway at Lake Oroville would have sent a “30-foot wall of water coming out of the lake” and into local communities.  At one point authorities were concerned that such a collapse was imminent, and that is why they ordered the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people.  But many are also concerned that more storms could ultimately cause a catastrophic failure of the infrastructure at the dam that would bring about a “worst case scenario”.  According to the experts, if that were to occur we could potentially see a 100 foot tsunami of water wiping out entire cities.

At 770 feet tall, the Oroville Dam is 44 feet taller than the Hoover Dam.  In fact, it is actually the tallest dam in the United States, and it is a crucial part of the network that supplies water for southern California and the key agricultural regions of the state.

The dam was built between 1962 and 1968, and that was during an era when great infrastructure projects were happening all over America.  But now many of those great infrastructure projects are showing their age and are crumbling right in front of our eyes.

So how did we get to the point where entire towns were almost wiped out?  The following is a pretty good summary of the events that we have witnessed so far

The problems started last Tuesday, when a hole opened up in the Oroville Dam’s primary spillway. The collapse in this main, concrete-lined spillway led authorities to take an unprecedented step by the end of the week, as heavy storms mounted. On Saturday, the state water agency opened up the dam’s emergency spillway for the first time ever. Its collapse would have sent a “30-foot wall of water” crashing out of the lake reservoir, according to the Los Angeles Times. The emergency spillway, also described as the auxiliary spillway, is more or less a hill that drains down into the Feather River.

Fortunately the emergency measures that were taken over the weekend averted a major collapse of the emergency spillway, but it was a very close call.

Nearly 200,000 people were ordered to evacuate just in case, and needless to say this created a lot of panic and roads that were extremely clogged as local residents scrambled to get away from potential disaster…

“What was usually a 20-minute drive took two hours,” said Heather Sutton, 22, a Yuba Community College student. “It was bumper to bumper. … You can almost see the panic happening.”

Sutton recalled telling her friend before they evacuated that “we need to grab photos, anything that has sentimental value.” Everything else was left behind, she said.

The sudden evacuation panicked residents, who scrambled to get their belongings into cars and then grew angry as they sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic hours after the order was given.

And it is a very good thing that authorities did order the evacuation, because we came very, very close to seeing a “30-foot wall of water coming out of the lake”.  The following comes from the L.A. Times

The biggest concern was that a hillside that keeps water in Lake Oroville — California’s second largest reservoir — would suddenly crumble Sunday afternoon, threatening the lives of thousands of people by flooding communities downstream.

With Lake Oroville filled to the brim, such a collapse could have caused a “30-foot wall of water coming out of the lake,” Cal-Fire incident commander Kevin Lawson said at a Sunday night press conference.

Of course that isn’t the worst case scenario.

The worst case scenario would be if there is a catastrophic failure of the infrastructure holding Lake Oroville back from pouring into the communities below.  With more storms heading for the region, authorities are trying very hard to prevent that from happening.  The following comes from the Daily Mail

Officials have been inspecting the nation’s tallest dam since first light this morning in a desperate effort to stop a devastating 100-foot tsunami from being unleashed, as 200,000 people remain under evacuation orders across California despite water levels dropping over night.

Concerned authorities warned in the worst case scenario a complete structural breakdown at the emergency spillway of Oroville Dam would unleash a torrent of water that would engulf Oroville within an hour.

The ensuing flood from the 770-foot dam would catastrophically put the city of Oroville and several other low-lying communities along the Feather River under 100ft of water.

Could you imagine what that would look like?

It would be a flooding disaster unlike anything that we have ever seen in modern American history.

So let us hope that the storms coming to the area later in the week are not as bad as anticipated

Forecasters anticipate a moderate storm Wednesday with a “really big and strong” storm Friday, said Brandt Maxwell, National Weather Service meteorologist. Another 8 inches of rain could fall in the mountains before draining into Lake Oroville, and that would increase the flow of water at the dam where severe erosion could drop the top of the spillway enough for water to pour out uncontrolled.

Eight inches may not sound like a lot to you, but the truth is that is a tremendous amount of rain.

If the region really does get that much precipitation, Lake Oroville will once again be bursting at the seams and more evacuations may be necessary.

This entire crisis is just another example of how America’s critical infrastructure is literally falling apart all around us.  In California alone, Governor Brown has identified 100 billion dollars worth of key projects that urgently need to be done, and Oroville Dam was not even on that list

A list of $100 billion of “key” infrastructure projects that California Gov. Jerry Brown’s office targeted this month for investment statewide includes raising Folsom Dam to improve flood protection but doesn’t specifically mention Oroville Dam.

The priority list prepared by California follows calls by President Donald Trump for $1 trillion in infrastructure projects nationwide. The list was prepared at the request of the National Governor’s Association.

President Trump is certainly right to want to address our massive infrastructure crisis, but where is he going to get the money?

We are already 20 trillion dollars in debt, and we are adding more than a trillion dollars a year to that total.

Every extra dollar that the federal government spends is another dollar that we have to borrow, and foreigners are already heavily reducing their holdings of U.S. debt.

So I definitely applaud President Trump for wanting to do something about our crumbling infrastructure, but unless he can make money grow on trees it may be difficult to actually accomplish the big goals that he is envisioning.

  • K

    Do not forget they also have a great deal of snow, up in the mountains. If that is a warm rain. May be closer to 15 inches.

  • aldownunder

    8 inches may not sound like much
    According to my missus it’s Plenty

  • Jazz

    Jazz said all time market highs in 2016 and was spot on. Then I said Dow 2300 and was spot on. I called Dow 20K. Now I’m calling S&P 2500 and Dow 25k. Load up the bus boys and gals. Put on your rally caps. No economic collapse any time soon!!!

    • aldownunder

      Crawl back under your rock

      • Jazz

        Lmao!!! Guess you hate admitting I was right! Everyone laughed when I said S&P 2300+ when it was at 1900. Guess you missed those 400 points. Sore loser!!!

        • JC Teecher

          Exception, as yours truly never laughed at anyone making the prediction. In fact I even agree with one economist that says we could possibly see 30k by 2018.

          That does not mean we are out of the woods for a total collapse of the economic system, because everything is tied together globally/financially.
          It just means poor suckers that are deeply invested in the DOW, will loose their shirts, if that collapse happens before they are able to sell off their paper.

          • K2

            The global economy is a ‘debt’ based economy. So thinking that debt is a sign of collapse is absurd. Without debt there would not have even been the growth we are seeing now.

            As for stocks, its like saying the boat will sink boat will sink boat will sink to people travelling in a boat by adding….if there is a hole in the boat!

          • JC Teecher

            K2 = low IQ.

          • K2

            i said ‘debt’ because thats the most common reason people say the economy is in danger. And as for the reason you gave….that the global economy is ‘tied together’ hence its in danger, you need to understand that being ‘tied to’ will make it worse if there is a collapse. But being ‘tied to’ is not a ‘reason’ for collapse.

          • socalbeachdude

            The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) – which is the central bank of central banks – has repeated and strongly warned about extreme debt levels and elevated asset price bubbles from 2009 right up until present and is now strongly warning again about the excessive global debt levels which have grown astronomically over the past 8 years.

            BIS warns of looming debt bubble

            Guess who is going broke again? Greece!

            So you thought the world was deleveraging after the housing and derivatives bubble of 2008, hey?

            Well…fooled you!

            Global debt-to-GDP is now at a comfortable record high and the Bank for International Settlements, aka the central bank of central banks, noted on Friday that over the last 16 years, debts of governments, households and corporations has gone up…everywhere.

            In the U.S., debt is up 63%. The Eurozone, Japan, U.K., Canada and Australia average around 52%. And emerging markets, led by China, leverage is up 85%. In some important emerging economies like Brazil major cities are on the verge of bankruptcy. Rio is CCC credit thanks to mismanagement of a deep sea oil bonanza and over spending on the FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.


          • K2

            That is more of a general warning given to discourage reckless debt binging. Its not a warning against debt in general. Global growth today is impossible without debt.

          • socalbeachdude

            No, it is a highly specific warning with actual facts and numbers. Indeed as to global “growth” it must NOW CONTRACT and contract it will as debt defaults as it has all been bought with a staggering and totally unsustainable GROWTH OF DEBT.

          • socalbeachdude

            How totally and unbelievably CLUELESS.

          • socalbeachdude

            The global economy is a COLLAPSING DEBT CATASTROPHE. You are warned.

    • JC Teecher

      The increase in the Dow, 30 of the major companies that offer stock, is not indicative of the health of the economic picture of America.

      it is indicative of investors from all over the world, which doesn’t really account for $$ being poured back into the economy.

      The S & P and Nasdaq prints a better picture of the loosening or tightening of investments, in America, and even with that, it hides the sickness within. America’s economy is sick. It is so sick, one major Catastrophic Event, could send the recession into overdrive and turn into a depression…especially if the entitlements stop.

      • K2

        What makes you think the entitlements will stop. They will never stop. And the economy is not as good as before but that doesnt mean there will be a ‘collapse’. What could happen is a ‘slow slowdown of the economy over the years.

        And not just in the states but every where.

        • JC Teecher

          There are many collapses right now.
          If you loose your job, can’t find one, and the unemployment and EBT runs out, and then you are evicted from your home….it is an absolute collapse in your world, In that world, it is an economic collapse of the whole system.

          • K2

            Wrong, just because there are people who cant find a job it doesnt mean it is an economic collapse. There will always be people who wont be able to find a job no matter how good the economy is. There will always be those kind of people.


          • JC Teecher

            my whole comment was speaking about the perspective from an individual aspect.
            nevermind; you are unable to read correctly, or you are just trying to be argumentative. i think it is both, so just buck off buddy.

          • K2

            For a person losing their job and everything…it is an economic collapse. I think it goes without saying. But the main comment made by jazz was about the economy in general, the comment which we were replying to.

          • socalbeachdude

            More than 100 million fully eligible for the work force in the USA are currently unemployed. Are you not aware of that?

      • Jazz

        Lol. Markets might have a small correction here or there but will be up 20% plus soon. Inflation is on the rise and stocks, real estate, and commodities will take off like a rocket! Know your history my friend.

        • JC Teecher

          History does not matter in this modern day situation, as we are in “uncharted waters”.
          You sound like a person that does not have much history under his/her belt.

        • socalbeachdude

          Nope. The equities markets are rapidly headed to a 50% to 80% plunge in the US and globally.

    • socalbeachdude

      The stock markets in the US and globally are headed for their biggest crashes in the history of the markets.

      • Jazz

        Maybe in like 5-10 years lol. We are in a huge economic expansion now. Get your head out of the sand!!!

        • Paul Patriot

          Wow! You must be getting info from a different source than me. I have been following geo economics since 2008, and your 5-10 year prediction is very very optimistic.

          Economic expansion????? Where??? If a nation is “expanding” economically, yet Does not address its increasing debt, then economically and mathematically there really is no expansion. The “expansion” is a faux, delusion of growth.

          • JC Teecher

            Agreed, PP.
            That is precisely why the GDP has been very poor for the past 10 years.

        • socalbeachdude

          We are in a huge ECONOMIC DECLINE right now with debt absolutely exploding out into unrepayable levels.

      • K2

        When???…give us a time.

    • SnodtBlossom

      Jazz should have started his own blog and we all should have moved there.. TheEconomicFiesta dotCom

      • Mike Smithy

        Feel free to pack your sh!t.

        • SnodtBlossom

          Nah.. I’ll leave it for you to clean up :wink::

      • Jazz

        oh yeah! Party like it’s 1999! maybe I will do that since there’s no economic collapse climbing for a long time.

  • Cinderella Man

    California is reaping what they have sown. They had the money and the time to fix this dam but chose not to. They could have fixed it when the drought depleted the reservoir down to a fourth of its capacity they could have done it. But nooooo illegal aliens and looney high speed rail projects are too important!! 25 billion. 25 billion dollars is what California spends on people that don’t even belong here!! They cry and whine they hate President Trump. I say don’t give em a penny until they start enforcing federal laws!!! Don’t like America? Hate red states?? Then pay for your own mess!!!

    • socalbeachdude

      Your characterizations of California are simply not true at all and many people here in California and quite conservative and have always been and many of us were ardent Trump supporters in the last election. Sure, there are some that match your characterization but that certainly doesn’t describe California as a whole.

      • South Texas

        Too bad the rural people who supported Trump get lumped in with the loonies in the urban areas of CA and will have to also suffer. Plenty of red counties in CA last election.

        • socalbeachdude

          Many urban people also supported Donald Trump in the last election.

      • Cinderella Man

        You love to hear yourself talk too much dude…I’m not painting all Californians with a broad brush. My older brother lives in Riverside. I know not all of you are brain dead but your governor sure is. He can’t have it both ways..he doesn’t want to obey federal laws but he sure does have his hand out when he needs help!!

        • David

          wrong! The Governor of California “Refuses” to Obey Federal Immigration Laws. Lock him up!!!

          • socalbeachdude


        • socalbeachdude

          Jerry Brown for the most part has been an excellent government here in California.

          • had enough

            The Dam is all Jerry Brown

          • socalbeachdude

            Absolutely false. The Lake Oroville Dam was poorly designed when it was built as it had no concrete paved emergency spillway and is an EARTHEN DAM and the Governor at the time of its completion in 1968 was Republican Ronald Reagan.

    • SnodtBlossom

      CinderellaDirtbag.. get a job!

      • Cinderella Man


      • Daddyotis

        I’m with her…. —>


    • David

      Obama Gave California 27 Billion last year for their sanctuary cities so your claim is well noted.

      • Liberty First

        Not too mention billions they wasted on “global warming” projects. Guess what people. There is no drought. There is no global warming. There is just a cooling front that is bringing even more rain.

        Get your galoshes on!

        • socalbeachdude

          Yep, but we have had a massive series of storms here in California and it is now among the wettest years on record.

          • Liberty First

            I know…point is, the idiots who make policy in your state have been buying into (really selling) the global warming nonsense and raking in millions and spending your billions of tax dollars on absurd projects while ignoring real issues. Google it. See how they said that rain was finished in California. Of course, most knew this was a scam, but your fools bought it. Well guess what. It is raining. Hard. And your money was pissed away. Sorry for the real conservatives in your state, if I were you, I would move. Asap.

          • socalbeachdude

            Obviously no intelligent person bought into any of that nonsense here in California and the state is filled with more than 39,000,000 residents so naturally there are diverse opinions on things. Nobody in Beverly Hills, CA or other nice areas has any interest in leaving California just became some people here have some inane and wacky views.

          • Liberty First

            Well…enjoy! : )

      • socalbeachdude

        Absolutely false.

    • k9style

      Nailed it!

  • Jack Frost

    Maybe they should skip the high speed bullet train and pour a few more yards of concrete onto the spillway. But hey, at least they won’t have to worry about asking the Feds for help. Maybe some of those illegal aliens have structural engineering experience. A nice slice of deep erosion could help the state simply drop off into the ocean. Boom, liberals living in Atlantis…

  • JC Teecher

    Israel, the Nation, is an indicator of things and times within the World and the changing of an Heavenly Age.

    California is an indicator of things and times of America as a Nation. It is sick from within, and America is becoming more and more sick, just like Cali. That is not saying that there aren’t many good Christian peoples living in California, there are, but; as a whole it is sick.

    Why? Idol worship, demonic spiritual domination, and peoples becoming lovers of themselves and their prosperity/material possessions.

    Liberals rule the day from San Diego all the way up the Pacific corridor into Seattle.

    That is why I have dubbed it the Cursed Coast.

    Keep an eye on the Nation of Israel, and the State of Californication, plus the areas like Portland and Seattle. I don’t see these areas being blessed by the Creator with all the liberalism controlling the inhabitants.

    • socalbeachdude

      California is by far the most important state in the United States and has 10% of the population of the US and would be the 6th largest economy in the world if it were an independent country. It’s economy is by far the largest economy within the United States. Without California there wouldn’t be much of any significance left in the United States.

      • Cinderella Man

        Well you guys can seceed and do bad all by yourselves

        • socalbeachdude

          Huh? California is one of the 50 states of the United States and has no interest at all in attempting to secede.

          • Kissmagrits

            Google Calexit

          • socalbeachdude

            Practically nobody has any interest in such nonsense and those kinds of little attempts to secede have been going on ever since California became a state of the United States on September 9, 1850.

            The longest running attempt to do that is the STATE OF JEFFERSON movement which began back in 1941.

            Jefferson (proposed Pacific state)


  • socalbeachdude

    California extends its emergency drought regulations until May – despite a winter that brought storms and floods

    This winter may have seen rain, snow and even flooding in California, but despite the end of the five-year-long drought, the state is extending the duration of its restrictions on water use.

  • socalbeachdude

    The huge mistake made by DWR (Department of Water Resources) was not starting to DRAIN THE LAKE months ago so it would be prepared to receive huge amounts of water this winter. It is now only February and the Oroville lake is MORE THAN 100% FULL and while they are letting 100,000 cfs (cubic feet per second) down the severely damaged main spillway, there are more than 40,000 cfs coming into the lake from rivers and snow melt and that is in DRY CONDITIONS and a huge NEW STORM will hit on Friday and Saturday pouring vast amounts of new water into this already 100% full Oroville Lake.

  • socalbeachdude

    Oroville Dam: Feds and State Officials Ignored Warnings 12 years ago

    More than a decade ago, federal and state officials and some of California’s largest water agencies rejected concerns that the massive earthen spillway at Oroville Dam — at risk of collapse Sunday night and prompting the evacuation of 185,000 people — could erode during heavy winter rains and cause a catastrophe.

    Three environmental groups — the Friends of the River, the Sierra Club and the South Yuba Citizens League — filed a motion with the federal government on Oct. 17, 2005, as part of Oroville Dam’s relicensing process, urging federal officials to require that the dam’s emergency spillway be armored with concrete, rather than remain as an earthen hillside.

    The groups filed the motion with FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. They said that the dam, built and owned by the state of California, and finished in 1968, did not meet modern safety standards because in the event of extreme rain and flooding, fast-rising water would overwhelm the main concrete spillway, then flow down the emergency spillway, and that could cause heavy erosion that would create flooding for communities downstream, but also could cause a failure, known as “loss of crest control.”

    “A loss of crest control could not only cause additional damage to project lands and facilities but also cause damages and threaten lives in the protected floodplain downstream,” the groups wrote.

    FERC rejected that request, however, after the state Department of Water Resources, and the water agencies that would likely have had to pay the bill for the upgrades, said they were unnecessary. Those agencies included the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, which provides water to 19 million people in Los Angeles, San Diego and other areas, along with the State Water Contractors, an association of 27 agencies that buy water from the state of California through the State Water Project. The association includes the Metropolitan Water District, Kern County Water Agency, the Santa Clara Valley Water District and the Alameda County Water District.

    Federal officials at the time said that the emergency spillway was designed to handle 350,000 cubic feet per second and the concerns were overblown.

    • David

      just like Hurricane katrina. New Orleans Engineers were screaming they needed Federal Funds to strengthen the Levees but the Neocons in DC thought the money was better suited for more Bullets & Bombs in Iraq.

      • socalbeachdude

        Levees are NOT A FEDERAL ISSUE but rather a state and local issue as is the case with this dam which is owned and operated by the State of California.

  • socalbeachdude

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

  • socalbeachdude
  • socalbeachdude

    Race to save badly damaged California dam before MORE rainfall: Second storm is set to hit the tallest dam in America in 48 hours and could cause devastating 100ft deep flood that will leave 200,000 homeless

    Authorities have said they want to lower the water level by at least 50 feet before storms arrive Wednesday

    There are fears the Oroville Dam could collapse and unleash flooding, leaving towns 100 foot underwater

    Nearly 200,000 residents evacuated in Butte, Sutter and Yuba counties in Northern California amid fears

    The average annual rainfall is about 31 inches, but since October, the area has seen 25 inches of rain

    Currently, the water level of Lake Oroville is dropping at a rate of roughly three- to four-inches per hour

    All 23,000 of the California National Guard have been put on standby to assist the situation and recovery

    Water levels reached 50-year high after rainfall and threatened citizens living near the massive Oroville Dam

    The Oreville dam is made up of two spillways that siphon water out of the lake of the same name

    The main spillway has a 250-foot wide and 40-foot deep chasm that has affected drainage

    The emergency spillway is a wooded embankment and was used for the first time in history on Saturday

    As of 8 a.m. on Monday Lake Oroville had dropped to 897.2 feet, which is about 4 feet below capacity

    • Wizard of Aus

      This is very concerning.

      • SnodtBlossom

        I’m in Florida.. I’m not too worried about it

        • Daddyotis

          Florida went to Trump


  • socalbeachdude

    Villages of the Dam: Homes and businesses beneath California’s Oroville Dam lie abandoned underwater – as it’s revealed officials were warned about the crumbling structure TWELVE YEARS ago

    Eerie images of drowned buildings and ghost towns have emerged from the area below California’s crumbling Oroville Dam after hundreds of thousands were ordered to evacuate.

    And it might have been averted had feds and water agencies not ignored warnings 12 years ago that the 49-year-old structure was at risk of collapsing.

    It also appears that repairs on the massive dam – which was left falling apart after a surprise burst of heavy rainfall – were not earmarked in Governor Jerry Brown’s $100 billion list of key infrastructure projects this month.

    The rainfall that is expected Wednesday could pour into a gaping 250ft chasm in the concrete spillway, causing a collapse and unleashing a 30ft ‘tsunami’ tidal wave that could leave towns along a 40-mile stretch of the Feather River below the dam under 100ft of water.

    The situation is now so critical that President Trump is being urged to declare a disaster in Butte, Sutter and Yuba counties, where 200,000 people, including Department of Water staff, were frantically ordered to evacuate their homes and places of work on Sunday.

    • K2

      Why dont you try applying for a journalist job?

      • SnodtBlossom

        Yes, he is a good writer.. I like him here


      Thats what happens when monkey Obama prefers spending money arming ISIS than reinforcing those infrastructures…..but wait……those people actually loved him…They will have what they deserve I suppose….next time dont put a godammmmmm ape as a president!!!

      • Liberty First

        Duh…I mean, really good point, but so frustrating that these imbeciles have wasted billions if not more fighting imaginary “global warming” and ignored real infrastructure issues. Race has got nothing to do with it, by the way. Stupidity and corruption cross all lines.

      • socalbeachdude

        The Lake Oroville Dam is owned by the State of California and run by the State of California and has nothing at all to do with the federal government or federal funds.

        • CASTIEL

          And i guess the state of California belongs and answers to the federal government……So Mr Einstein where the the funds of the federal government came from?

          • socalbeachdude


  • socalbeachdude
  • Bookoodinkydow

    Will the state of California use their citizens tax money on needed infrastructure or illegal migrants?

    • socalbeachdude

      The citizens of the State of California voted overwhelmingly on a ballot proposition a number of years ago to cut off all services to illegal aliens and that decision by the voters was overturned by a federal court. Services provided to illegal aliens are MANDATED by the federal government.

      • Bookoodinkydow

        Must’ve been during Obama’s reign of terror.

        • socalbeachdude

          California Proposition 187 (also known as the Save Our State (SOS) initiative) was a 1994 ballot initiative to establish a state-run citizenship screening system and prohibit illegal aliens from using non-emergency health care, public education, and other services in the State of California. Voters passed the proposed law at a referendum in November 1994. The law was challenged in a legal suit and found unconstitutional by a federal district court. In 1999, Governor Gray Davis halted state appeals of this ruling.

  • jakartaman

    Most liberal states need adult supervision.
    But you get what you vote for!! – Hope your happy

  • JC Teecher

    I don’t believe we have begun to see the likely damage of dams and other structures that is coming upon the earth.

    The uptick in earthquakes of 5.0 and greater seems to be a sign of the times. Just in 2017, the shaking has increased to a new level around the whole earth, but especially near the Ring of Fire/Pacific Rim.

    If these perceived birth pangs continue, the breaking of dams will most likely become the news headlines, as well as the mass exodus of whole towns and cities.

    I don’t know about anyone else, but my faith in the security of man’s work of structures is pretty weak. Twin Towers was no exception, but I do think it had some help beyond the planes crashing into them.
    Too much information came in with the evidence of sub level tampering, and the individual accounts of hearing explosions from underground just prior to the building collapses. Me thinks the ptb had an agenda that included the sacrificing of about 3000 lives. Time will tell, but the insurance game on the buildings, that transpired just prior to the 9/11 event was a flag up.

    Note to self: never live below a big water dam and don’t work in the One World Building.

  • SnodtBlossom

    Lol .. Ich möchte nicht meine energie verschwenden, die so viel auf diese .. Ich halte meine kommentare kurz .. sehr unterschiedlich von socal

    • Daddyotis

      Ich bin Madame President Hillary Clinton


  • socalbeachdude

    This dam was built and is owned by the State of California and the only federal involvement is help from the Army Corp of Engineers.

  • socalbeachdude

    Engineers are LOSING the battle to lower water behind California’s crumbling dam by 50ft before new storm hits on Wednesday

    The current water level of Lake Oroville is 889ft, 11ft less than its 901ft capacity which was reached on Saturday, pushing water over an emergency spillway which began to collapse under the pressure. Engineers are draining it at 750,000 gallons per second which lowers the level by about a foot every three hours but they are not moving fast enough. The dam’s main spillway, which would normally offset rising water levels in the lake, has been compromised by a gaping hole caused by erosion. Engineers are now frantically trying to repair the hole as they drain the lake and towns in the water flow’s path have been evacuated. If the water level in the lake rises high enough, it could destroy the emergency spillway and send a 30ft wall of water cascading into Butte, Sutter and Yuba counties.


    and God said to Noah ” any damn questions?”

  • Kissmagrits

    The government was using haarp to keep a high pressure ridge over California in a Geoenginered drought for years. So why now have they stopped and are letting California

    • socalbeachdude

      Laughably false.

      • Kissmagrits


        • socalbeachdude

          Where do you come up with such utter and complete nonsense?

          • Kissmagrits

            Google Dane Wigington and go to his website

          • socalbeachdude

            That dude is totally wigged out.

          • Kissmagrits

            How so?

          • socalbeachdude

            Seriously? He is the CHEMTRAILS and HAARP dude and those are utter nonsense.

            Debunked – Dane Wigington’s 10 “bullet” points regarding “geoengineering”…


          • Kissmagrits

            Lots of people would disagree on you with that. But that’s ok, you go live in your plastic bubble and eat your pot brownies.

  • Spatial Memory

    There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”

    • socalbeachdude

      Then there are FACTS but you don’t seem to know about those!

  • Spatial Memory

    A boy is trying to sell fish so he screams “Dam fish get your dam fish here” And a pastor walks up and asks “Why are you using bad language” So the boy says he caught them at the local dam So the pastor buys one and takes it home and tells his wife to “Cook the dam fish!” She says “I didnt know pastors talked like that so he explained it to her. Later at the table he says to his son “Pass the dam fish” and the son says “Thats the spirit now pass the f…ing potatoes.

  • freethedacks

    Oh come on we all want to see this dam collapse. Mother nature has about had it with all the Californication so it’s time to flush the toilet!

  • aldownunder

    All fixed now nothing more to worry about

    • socalbeachdude

      Nope. Not in the slightest.

      • Kissmagrits

        Why do you give all of your comments a thumbs up? Are you that big of a narcissist?

  • socalbeachdude

    A heavy series of rainstorms starts again tomorrow, Wednesday, in Northern California and will push the dam to overcapacity once again as we head towards the weekend as the heaviest rains are forecast for Friday and Saturday. The DWR target was to reduce the depth of the lake by about 50 feet prior to Wednesday, but currently it is only down about 15 feet and the water level is right near maximum capacity.

  • Psy-op by Deep State

    770 feet tall, the Oroville Dam is 44 feet taller than the Hoover Dam.

    Trump Bans 7 countries

    Trump was 70 years, 7 month and 7 days old when he became the president.

  • Liberty First

    People of California. You have spent billions wasting money on $500,000 a YEAR public pensions for mayors, $100k + salaries for teachers, untold billions on ecological and “anti global warming” initiatives. You have claimed that your state will be in a 100 year drought, and ignored the realities and the honest science that contradicted your claims.

    So if the flood does occur, please refrain Jerry Brown from trying to stick your hands in my pocket for more tax assistance.

    In fact, you can go straight to hell.

    Vote for a conservative next time, California. A realist. Maybe you will have a chance at survival.

  • horse777res

    Watch the movie Hard Rain with Morgan Freeman.

  • Rob

    I guess this could have rivaled the Johnstown, Pennsylvania flood of 1889. Thankfully that did not happen.

  • Straight Shooter

    ‘Gerry The Clown’ Brown is not of sane mind to run the State of Calif ! He and his idiotic Commie legislature have squandered hundreds of Billions of Dollars on bribery and corruption. (Unrealistic State Employee Pensions, Vacations, Overtime , Cadillac Health Plans ! and more.From the State level to the local city level, all these mooches could think about was lining their pockets and raping the coffers of the state. G-d knows how much these goons have wasted on garbage such as Climate Change,Illegals, Environment crap etc.
    Did he put one long term plan in place for solving droughts in the future? Nothing! The list goes on & on & on.
    What a bunch of PILLOCKS !!!!
    I pray Trump Gives them ZERO! Nader! Zilch!

  • James Wentz

    Southern California needs to crash and burn anyway. Start over with some common sense when the hippies, liberals and other nuts are dead and the wetbacks are on their side of the border!

  • Tatiana Covington

    Gee, there’d go a boatload of liberals…!

  • Bob332

    Gov. Brown excrement et al spend $25 BILLION on ILLEGALS…that’s more important than the citizens of Mexifornia!

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