The auxiliary spillway at Oroville Dam shows signs of damage from the water that spilled over the emergency spillway for the first time in history. Rock will be dumped into the damaged areas to shore up the spillway.
The auxiliary spillway at Oroville Dam shows signs of damage from the water that spilled over the emergency spillway for the first time in history. Rock will be dumped into the damaged areas to shore up the spillway. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
The auxiliary spillway at Oroville Dam shows signs of damage from the water that spilled over the emergency spillway for the first time in history. Rock will be dumped into the damaged areas to shore up the spillway. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

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Oroville Dam crisis warns us of need to maintain infrastructure

February 13, 2017 04:41 PM

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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.