State Orders In-Depth Assessments of More than 50 California Dams Following Oroville Crisis

State Orders In-Depth Assessments of More than 50 California Dams Following Oroville Crisis

From The Los Angeles Times

In light of the crisis at Oroville Dam earlier this year, state regulators have begun ordering up-close inspections of aging dams throughout California.

In a letter received by the San Luis Obispo County’s Public Works department on June 12, the chief of California’s Division of Safety of Dams ordered the county’s flood-control district to complete a “comprehensive condition assessment” of the Lopez Dam’s spillway.

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