California's Leftist Govt is to blame for the emergency spillway failure – design flaw known issue for over 12 years

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California officials have known about the flawed emergency spillway design for 12 years or more. But decided they didn’t want to spend the money. Much better to spend the money on illegals and protecting snail darters.
 

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.”


www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/02/12/oroville-dam-feds-and-state-officials-ignored-warnings-12-years-ago/
And yet all the idiots on twitter from California are blaming President Trump because they have not heard from him yet.
“as thousands evacuate ahead of the oroville dam failure — mr. trump — where the bloody fuck are you?”
“Trump races to fix #OrovilleDam …..Crickets !”
“If the #OrovilleDam had been on SNL this weekend, @POTUS @realDonaldTrump would have something to say about it.”
 
But wait. It’s the Republicans fault. The dam was built before Democrats were reliably in control of the govt.
Tweet:
“Oroville dam was constructed decades ago, when CA was not a reliable Dem state.”


Being a Leftist means never having to admit it is your fault.
While California is worried about spending their tax dollars to feed, house, and protect Illegals, the tallest dam in the state is on the verge of collapse. Priorities Liberals!
twitter.com/TEN_GOP/status/830978187681202179
California spent all its money on sanctuary cities rather than maintaining its dams.


Looting has begun in Oroville, California after evacuation orders.
twitter.com/JmonaReviews/status/830996729067483136
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bwzTuOFkS0
You need to EVACUATE RIGHT NOW, the Emergency Spillway are beginning to collapse, you have just hours to evacuate.
Take your identification and gold/silver/ cash/ valuables / firearms. You will not be allowed back to your homes after the disaster. What you leave behind in your home consider it as gone forever. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE.
 
See maps of time you have to escape. www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02…
LIVE WATER HEIGHT REPORTS cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/qu…
The Democratic Party currently holds super majorities in both chambers of the California Legislature. The state senate currently consists of 26 Democrats and 14 Republicans, and the Assembly consists of 52 Democrats and 28 Republicans. Except for the period from 1995 to 1996, the Assembly has been in Democratic hands since the 1970 election (even while the governor’s office has gone back and forth between Republicans and Democrats). The Senate has been in Democratic hands continuously since 1970.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_State_Legislature
Did the Democrats ever send a bill to Schwarzenegger for repair of the emergency spillway? No. Right the opposite and here is an example of Schwarzenegger complaining about it:
To the Members of the California State Assembly:
I am returning Assembly Bill 1176 without my signature.
For some time now I have lamented the fact that major issues are overlooked while many unnecessary bills come to me for consideration. Water reform, prison reform, and healthcare are major issues my Administration has brought to the table, but the Legislature just kicks the can down the alley.
Yet another legislative year has come and gone without the major reforms Californians overwhelmingly deserve. In light of this, and after careful consideration, I believe it is
unnecessary to sign this measure at this time.
Sincerely,
Arnold Schwarzenegger
www.sfgate.com/news/article/Did-Schwarzenegger-drop-4-letter-bomb-in-veto-3282903.php
h/t LoneStarRising

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11 thoughts on “California's Leftist Govt is to blame for the emergency spillway failure – design flaw known issue for over 12 years

  1. TRY to find a live video, you can’t BECAUSE all the helios and airplanes flying around this disaster are being CENSORED ?
    Maybe not but all the vids I tried are frozen up even you tube.
    To fix this overnight tell the aliens there is GOLD in that MUD!

    • They don’t have the money for more Play doh and coloring books or for that matter, safe spaces.
      I say let the whole state that wants to secede drown, and recolonize California with Patriots. (Northern California, I think aren’t as crazy…maybe…Southern California, can be made into one giant parking lot for all I care.)

  2. Another report just published shows California has spent $25 Billion a year subsidizing illegals…guess no money left for infrastructure or protecting citizens…

  3. Excellent but painful report. As a California expat who grew up in a rivertown it is sad to see what has happened to that once magnificent state. ????

    • Hey, email Moonbeam asking why hasn’t all those illegals the state spent more than 25bn USD on, isn’t helping when the state needs them?
      Why isn’t California acting independent and fixing their own problems?
      Is this another 3rd gen feminist think, where they say they want you to go, then when you go, they yell at you why are you leaving?
      Cali, you want to secede, well, here’s a test, see if you can live independent.
      Trump, END Federal money to the state NOW.

  4. Cal. wants to become it’s own independent country. Good !They can start by taking responsibility for their mistakes. You made your bed now you lie in it. Or should i say swim in it.

  5. Ironic that this writer would bring up the snail darter (a tiny fish deemed at risk of extinction). Many Americans have heard of this fish from the epic political battle it caused making it the permanent poster child for environmentalist obstruction. But few know the eventual outcome: The dam was built anyway, eventually proving what should have been the REAL issue all along, that the dam had no economic purpose except throwing huge amounts of federal money down a bottomless pit. We would have been better off if the snail darter had actually blocked construction, but it failed in that, and we never heard the end of anyway, as the use of its name in this article demonstrates.

  6. “Trump races to fix #OrovilleDam …..Crickets !”
    Hey, genius. California said it wanted to secede. Well, don’t fk’ing ask for Federal help, if you want to act independent.
    Act independent California, and fix your problems yourselves, you obnoxious brats.
    If Trump offers ANY Federal help before he gets actionable promises to stop the secession bs, I will lose respect for Trump BIG TIME.
    California is not Trump’s gf/wife/mother/sister. Didn’t the california media and celebrities instruct women to stop having sex with their men? Ok, now that you have 5 mins extra time in your lives, fix your own stuff.

  7. I’m truly sorry, and I never thought I would say this about Americans in distress, but I don’t give a fack! Eat it with your arrogant azz!!! You want to cede from the Union, go right ahead, You want to have a sanctuary state giving full right and privileges to illegal aliens who are sucking you dry in cost and taxes…and some Einstein is saying you building a train that you can’t afford!
    Sorry, you’re not all movie stars! Figure it out on your own, that’s what you’ve done so far without our input or consideration!

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