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Oh, no. Our dam is leaking.
Please send funds.
Thanks, your friend, CA.

>To whom it may concern,
Really? It's your damn dam, CA. You fix it.
I'm not your personal emergency funding account.
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post #2 of 26 Old 02-14-2017, 07:39 AM
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Just imagine all the money flushed down the toilet out there and now this....

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<Dear Feds,
Oh, no. Our dam is leaking.
Please send funds because we pay
The way for all the illegals and
We are libtards and have no funds. We
Like you now because we need you.
Thanks, your friend, CA.

>To whom it may concern, Fuck You.
Fill that hole with tofu and Use cheap Mexican labor.
Really? It's your damn dam, CA. You fix it.
I'm not your personal emergency funding account.
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What a dam mess. Wasn't it a few years ago them bitching because they had no rain? Now they are bitching because of too much rain.

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Wasn't it a few years ago them bitching because they had no rain?
You don't understand, that was because of man-made climate change, not normal cyclical weather patterns. Just ask the Californian overlords, they'll tell you.

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Now they are bitching because of too much rain.
You don't understand, that was because of man-made climate change, not normal cyclical weather patterns. Just ask the Californian overlords, they'll tell you.

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HAHA, thanks Badger for the insight. How clueless of me to think otherwise.
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Isn't Cali supposed to get a bunch more rain in a couple days? I'm sure that will fix the dam.

If it wasn't for all the people who are about to have everything they own destroyed, this would be funny as all hell.

Million dollar question. Will the state learn from this? I'm thinking no.

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Isn't Cali supposed to get a bunch more rain in a couple days? I'm sure that will fix the dam.

If it wasn't for all the people who are about to have everything they own destroyed, this would be funny as all hell.

Million dollar question. Will the state learn from this? I'm thinking no.
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Maybe they shouldn't have spent all that money on the high speed rail. Dumbasses.

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It has been a rough winter for us in Northern California. This, flooding, sinkholes and highways shut down due to mudslides. Which didn't help when people were trying to evacuate the Oroville area. I'm ready for summer to get here. Unfortunately, we have another storm that is about to start hitting us again ?
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It has been a rough winter for us in Northern California. This, flooding, sinkholes and highways shut down due to mudslides. Which didn't help when people were trying to evacuate the Oroville area. I'm ready for summer to get here. Unfortunately, we have another storm that is about to start hitting us again ?
So Marcy. What do you see as the actual story on the potential ( realistic) scenarios? There's a lot of news floating around about this but speculation vs. distinct possibilities = two different things. Potential for enough rain in that area to cause further detrimental erosion? Tons of people doomed? Loss of lives or mainly property concerns? What's your take from all the sources that you've seen and with your own personal experiences?

Sorry... I know you ain't wanting to write a book here but what's really up?

Thanks and hope that you and all of yours are out of harms way. Also hoping that you don't personally know anyone that's losing sleep over potential property damage from all this.
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I secretly hope the levees break and Yuba City / Marysville get washed away.
P.S. The evacuation was way overblown.

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Did the engineerz have no idea what caused the surface subsidiance, thus no idea how bad it would get, or was that the rainfall was poorly calculated leading to water volume not being properly estimated that made it overblown?
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This dam is beyond fucked. It didn't start falling apart on the downstream wall due to some external force. This came through from the inside, which means the dam has been compromised. Being a tall dam, it's gonna be a furious deluge.
I'm lookin' at it like this, when you knock over a tall drink, it doesn't really take much to knock it over and it goes everywhere. When you knock over a short drink, you gotta really have fucked up but the mess isn't half as bad.
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From another source that I viewed last night, looks like maybe things aren't as dire as other sources have indicated. Doesn't appear that the dam has any contributing structural issues... rather the main spillway and the emergency spillway are the weak links... although I still have no clue what amount of time and manpower it might take to restore integrity to either spillway. Also looks like water isn't moving over/ through either spillway at the moment. Even though they're predicting more rain in that area, it seems like a fairly hyped-up long-range prediction that may not even play out.

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The dam was built in the 60's. About a decade ago, some groups raised concerns that the aux spillway should be fortified with additional concrete. Since then, that task has never been on the state's to-do list. Sacramento is too busy with delta tunnels and playing with Jerry's train set.

I think the media outside of CA is under the impression that the dam is about to break, which it is not. It's a huge earthen dam. The primary spillway is damaged, which means they cannot shed excess water fast enough, so the excess water is spilling over the aux spillway, which is basically just a smooth concrete wall that has no real reinforcement at the footing. The excess water was eroding the soil at the base of the aux spillway. If the aux spillway gave way, then there would be an uncontrolled flow of excess water until the water level fell below the erosion.

I just wish my mother in law would go back home.
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I just wish my mother in law would go back home and the damn would fail.

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This dam is beyond fucked. It didn't start falling apart on the downstream wall due to some external force. This came through from the inside, which means the dam has been compromised. Being a tall dam, it's gonna be a furious deluge.
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From another source that I viewed last night, looks like maybe things aren't as dire as other sources have indicated. Doesn't appear that the dam has any contributing structural issues... rather the main spillway and the emergency spillway are the weak links... although I still have no clue what amount of time and manpower it might take to restore integrity to either spillway. Also looks like water isn't moving over/ through either spillway at the moment. Even though they're predicting more rain in that area, it seems like a fairly hyped-up long-range prediction that may not even play out.
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