Assemblyman James Gallagher, R-Yuba City, holds a press conference outside of the Capitol Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, to mark the one-year anniversary of the Oroville Dam evacuations and the passage of his bill to tighten dam inspection standards. Lawmakers unanimously approved Gallagher's Assembly Bill 1270 earlier in the day.
Sites Reservoir is a $5.1 billion project that would take water piped from the Sacramento River 14 miles away, and store 1.8 million acre-feet of water for participating water agencies throughout the Sacramento Valley and as far away as Southern California. Sacramento Valley Water provides the flyover video of the land where the reservoir would sit.
The Department of Water Resources has released a fly-over video of the State Water Project, the water storage and delivery system of reservoirs, aqueducts, power plants and pumping plants serving 25 million Californians and 750,000 acres of irrigated farmland. The video begins in Northern California.
The owners of the Sugar Pine Dam, the Foresthill Public Utilities District in Placer County, have been repeatedly told to repair failing sensors in the dam. District officials say the broken instruments don’t keep them from monitoring the dam.
This compilation of drone footage from May 20, 2017 through November 1, 2017 highlights the transformation of Lake Oroville’s main spillway during repairs. Kiewit Infrastructure has led the massive construction effort to repair and reconstruct the main spillway by Nov. 1, 2017 to handle flows of 100,000 cubic-feet per second this winter.
Crews lay the last layer of concrete on the Oroville Dam spillway before the state Department of Water Resources’ deadline to have the structure ready to pass flows of 100,000 cubic-feet per second. This video was taken October 30, 2017, just two days before the deadline. The cost for reconstruction rang in at $500 million, nearly double the initial estimate.
Repair milestone: The spillway repair at the Oroville Dam "is indeed ready to safely handle winter flows if needed,” says Grant Davis, director of the Department of Water Resources. Our drone fly-over shows the spillway on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.