Yearly Dam Inspection Bill Proposed

Apr 21, 2017, Amber Marron, No Comments

Assemblyman James Gallagher, R-Yuba City, has proposed a bill that would require yearly inspections of the Oroville Dam. We at the Oroville Area Chamber of Commerce support this bill as part of our Oroville Strong! intiative. To read more from The Chico ER on the bill, click here.

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Editorial: Information Void on Oroville Spillway Still Gets Filled

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From The Chico ER Transparency should always be a public agency’s default position. Problems arise when the first instinct is to avoid transparency. The latter is the route the state Department of Water Resources has taken for years with Lake Oroville. It continues despite considerable pressure from the public and from some politicians since the […]

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Disaster Expert Says Spillway Emergency ‘Developed and Propagated by DWR’

Apr 20, 2017, Amber Marron, No Comments

From The Chico ER A disaster expert’s review of the Oroville Dam spillway emergency says the Department of Water Resources could have prevented everything with better design, better construction and better maintenance. Robert Bea prepared the report published Monday. Read more.

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Assemblyman Gallagher Introduces Bill to Prevent Dam Failures like Oroville

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California Legislature   James Gallagher Assemblyman, 3rd District   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                              CONTACT: Curtis Grima April 20, 2017                                                                                                                (916) 319-2003   Assemblyman Gallagher Introduces Bill to Prevent Dam Failures like Oroville   SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Gallagher (R-Yuba City) has introduced AB 1270, legislation aimed to prevent another failure of critical water infrastructure like […]

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E&C Dems Request GAO Review Dam Safety Standards Following Oroville Dam Failure

Apr 19, 2017, Amber Marron, No Comments

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2017 CONTACT CJ Young — (202) 225-5735   E&C Dems Request GAO Review Dam Safety Standards Following Oroville Dam Failure “The Oroville Dam failure did not come without warning”   Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) today to request a review of […]

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Expert Performed Autopsy on Oroville Spillway Collapse. Here’s What He Found.

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From The Sacramento Bee As state officials clamp down on records at Oroville Dam, one of the country’s foremost experts on catastrophic engineering failures has used state inspection reports, photographs and historical design specifications to piece together an autopsy detailing why the spillway at the country’s tallest dam failed so spectacularly this winter. The independent […]

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DWR Awards Oroville Spillway Repair Contract to California Company

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From KRCR The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has awarded the contract for the Oroville Dam spillway repairs Monday evening. The contract was awarded to Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., out of California, who submitted the lowest bid at $275,443,850. Read more.

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Congressman Walks Off Stage During Oroville Town Hall

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From CBS Sacramento The boos and shouts of displeasure started during the introduction of Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) at his town hall meeting in Oroville. For nearly two hours, the crowd at the State Theater shouted down responses by the congressman. Read more.

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DWR Announces Oroville Community Meetings

Apr 18, 2017, Amber Marron, No Comments

From California Department of Water News Release April 17, 2017 Contact: Ted Thomas, Information Officer (916) 653-9712 | Ted.Thomas@water.ca.gov Doug Carlson, Information Officer (916) 653-5114 | Doug.Carlson@water.ca.gov     DWR Announces Oroville Community Meetings   SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is hosting seven public meetings in multiple locations to update communities […]

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The Real Cost of California’s Transportation Deal – $1 Billion in Pork, More Taxes and Fees

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From The Sacramento Bee – Opinion Piece from Assemblyman James Gallagher What happened on the floor of the Assembly late into the night recently would have been laughable if it wasn’t so disgusting. Capitol Democrats screamed, twisted arms and promised giveaways in their effort to find votes for the largest gas tax increase in state […]

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