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Paradise Post
City of Oroville suit against DWR alleges discrimination, corrupt culturecomplaint was compiled through many off-the-record interviews, including with i
Paradise Post / Posted 23 hours ago
complaint was compiled through many off-the-record interviews, including with industry experts and former and current DWR employees. Attorneys representing the city held a press conference Wednesday afternoon and a copy of the lawsuit was made... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Oroville dam lawsuit: Racism, sexual harassment, theft at state water agencydamage and costs associated with dam spillover and the evacuation of 188,000 in
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted yesterday
damage and costs associated with dam spillover and the evacuation of 188,000 in February 2017. In 2010 or 2011, DWR supervisors allowed a noose to be hung in a meeting room for several months that was used daily by the staff, according... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
‘Culture of corruption’ cited as Oroville sues state over dam crisison its main flood-control spillway. In a blistering lawsuit filed in Butte Cou
The Sacramento Bee / Posted yesterday
on its main flood-control spillway. In a blistering lawsuit filed in Butte County Superior Court, the city said DWR encouraged a “culture of corruption” in which supervisors let underlings get away with shoddy maintenance. In addition,... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Oroville to file suit against state for dam failureevacuation of 188,000 people. The suit, which city officials intend to file in
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted yesterday
evacuation of 188,000 people. The suit, which city officials intend to file in Butte County Superior Court, calls on the DWR to cover millions of dollars in economic and infrastructure losses incurred by the dam’s failure. California has... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
State moves step closer to downsizing Delta tunnels projectjoined in. Sign up today for a free 30 day free trial of unlimited digital acc
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 2 days ago
joined in. Sign up today for a free 30 day free trial of unlimited digital access. Tunnels advocates said they believe DWR is getting closer to making a definitive decision to convert WaterFix to a one-tunnel project. “Decisions are going to be... Read more
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The Lake County Record-Bee
Forensic report confirms Oroville Dam lapsesOroville Dam spillway incident was caused by a long-term systemic failure of th
The Lake County Record-Bee / Posted 2 days ago
Oroville Dam spillway incident was caused by a long-term systemic failure of the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) regulatory, and general industry practices to recognize and address inherent spillway design and construction... Read more
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walesonline
'I've been called a terrorist at school' - Islamophobic in Welsh schoolsresource was helpful as “it can be a challenge to deal with emotive issues due
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
resource was helpful as “it can be a challenge to deal with emotive issues due to perceived racial and social tension”. Dwr-y-Felin Comprehensive teacher Fiona Thomas said her pupils related to the voices of local pupils in the videos. “They... Read more
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walesonline
Plan to install free water fountains in city parksfrom which people can drink, a bottle filling facility and a special drinking b
walesonline / Posted 4 days ago
from which people can drink, a bottle filling facility and a special drinking bowl for dogs at the base. Dr Trystan said Dwr Cymru has initiatives where reusable bottles are handed out at events and hopes it too could come on board to help with... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Forensic report confirms Oroville Dam lapsesOroville Dam spillway incident was caused by a long-term systemic failure of th
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 4 days ago
Oroville Dam spillway incident was caused by a long-term systemic failure of the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) regulatory, and general industry practices to recognize and address inherent spillway design and construction... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
What the Oroville Dam debacle should teach engineers and experts, and the rest of us“Rather than associating itself with the accomplishments of its engineers and g
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 7 days ago
“Rather than associating itself with the accomplishments of its engineers and geologists from two generations ago, DWR [the California Department of Water Resources] should instead shift its organizational culture in a direction of more... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
A mini gold rush has descended on Northern Californiathe extensive damage to the primary spillway on the Oroville Dam. The footage w
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 7 days ago
the extensive damage to the primary spillway on the Oroville Dam. The footage was taken on February 27th, according to the DWR. Aspiring miners should take pause before heading to Oroville with a pan in their hand and visions of riches on their... Read more
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KHSL Chico-Redding
Hearing held on Oroville Dam Spillway crisis at state capitoland Administrative Review Committee and the Assembly Water, Parks, & Wildlife C
KHSL Chico-Redding / Posted 7 days ago
and Administrative Review Committee and the Assembly Water, Parks, & Wildlife Committee – focused on an update from the DWR about what's been happening since the incident, as well as the procedures being put in place to make sure it doesn't... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
After Oroville disclosures, embattled California water agency names new directora scathing report on last February’s crisis at Oroville Dam how the department
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 8 days ago
a scathing report on last February’s crisis at Oroville Dam how the department handled it. Grant Davis resigned as DWR’s director barely seven months after taking over the embattled department, which has come under intense scrutiny... Read more
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KHSL Chico-Redding
Still ongoing questions regarding the Oroville Dam crisis: DWR names new directorThe California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced a new direct
KHSL Chico-Redding / Posted 8 days ago
The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced a new director has been appointed and its executive team restructured to further bolster dam and flood safety, emphasize climate resilience and incorporate lessons learned from recent... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
‘There’s no trust.’ Lawmakers push for more thorough dam inspections after Orovilledam safety. Several legislators cited portions of France’s report saying dam sa
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 8 days ago
dam safety. Several legislators cited portions of France’s report saying dam safety hasn’t had a high enough priority at DWR. Sign up today for a free 30 day free trial of unlimited digital access. Remarking on the fact that no one died during... Read more
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Gridley Herald
DWR responds to latest independent report on OrovilleThe report builds on the IFT’s interim memo from September 2017 that identified
Gridley Herald / Posted 8 days ago
The report builds on the IFT’s interim memo from September 2017 that identified physical causes of the incident. While DWR is in the process of fully reviewing this lengthy report, the Department intends to incorporate the latest findings into... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Safety wasn’t the only thing on Oroville Dam operators’ minds as they responded to crisis, report showsthe state’s desire to continue shipping water to faraway farms and cities that
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 8 days ago
the state’s desire to continue shipping water to faraway farms and cities that rely on deliveries from the reservoir. DWR officials faced a difficult choice after a giant crater formed in Oroville Dam’s main flood-control spillway during a... Read more
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KHSL Chico-Redding
New forensic report says DWR partly to blamebe reasonably blamed on any one individual, group, or organization." Rather, i
KHSL Chico-Redding / Posted 12 days ago
be reasonably blamed on any one individual, group, or organization." Rather, it was caused by long standing failure by the DWR to recognize and do something about the spillway design and construction weaknesses. The experts also say there is no... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
Investigators explain findings in Oroville Dam spillway crisis report2017. The investigators started in April. They interviewed over 75 employees o
KRCR TV Redding / Posted 12 days ago
2017. The investigators started in April. They interviewed over 75 employees of the Department of Water Resources, DWR. They said the Oroville Dam was designed and built with flaws from the beginning. It was only made worse by inadequate... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
Independent report on DWR buoys efforts to maximize re-licensing of Oroville Damstipulations before signing off on a re-licensing agreement with the state to o
KRCR TV Redding / Posted 12 days ago
stipulations before signing off on a re-licensing agreement with the state to operate the Oroville Dam is underway. "Hold DWR Accountable" is a committee that wants FERC to stipulate that the state provide lower fees at Lake Oroville, establish a... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Safety probe warns California’s dam crisis a ‘wake-up call’to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
Inquirier.net / Posted 12 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. “Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure,” the experts... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Systemic failures caused crisis at California damto review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 12 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
Systemic failures caused crisis at California damto review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 12 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Safety probe warns California's dam crisis a 'wake-up call'to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 12 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
State missed problems that led to Oroville Dam near-disaster, report findsblame any individual. Nor do they identify a single root cause behind the dam’s
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 12 days ago
blame any individual. Nor do they identify a single root cause behind the dam’s flaws. “Although we’re recommending that DWR look at its organization and improve, many of the lessons apply to other dam owners as well,” said John France, a... Read more
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WIS News 10 Columbia
Safety probe warns California's dam crisis a "wake-up call"to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
WIS News 10 Columbia / Posted 13 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
Safety probe warns California's dam crisis a "wake-up call"to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 13 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Safety probe warns California's dam crisis a "wake-up call"to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 13 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Safety probe warns California's dam crisis a "wake-up call"to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
Hawaii News Now / Posted 13 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Safety probe warns California's dam crisis a "wake-up call"to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 13 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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WALB Albany
Safety probe warns California's dam crisis a "wake-up call"to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
WALB Albany / Posted 13 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Safety probe warns California's dam crisis a "wake-up call"to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 13 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Safety probe warns California's dam crisis a "wake-up call"to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 13 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Safety probe warns California's dam crisis a "wake-up call"to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 13 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Safety probe warns California's dam crisis a "wake-up call"to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 13 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Safety probe warns California's dam crisis a "wake-up call"to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 13 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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14 WFIE Evansville
Safety probe warns California's dam crisis a "wake-up call"to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
14 WFIE Evansville / Posted 13 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Safety probe warns California's dam crisis a "wake-up call"to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 13 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Safety probe warns California's dam crisis a "wake-up call"to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
KXXV Waco / Posted 13 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Safety probe warns California's dam crisis a "wake-up call"to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 13 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Safety probe warns California's dam crisis a "wake-up call"to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 13 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Safety probe warns California's dam crisis a "wake-up call"to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 13 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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WFMJ Youngstown
Safety probe warns California's dam crisis a "wake-up call"to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
WFMJ Youngstown / Posted 13 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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KHQ Spokane
Safety probe warns California's dam crisis a "wake-up call"to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
KHQ Spokane / Posted 13 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Safety probe warns California's dam crisis a "wake-up call"to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 13 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Safety probe warns California's dam crisis a "wake-up call"to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 13 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Safety probe warns California's dam crisis a "wake-up call"to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 13 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Final verdict on Oroville Dam: ‘Long-term systemic failure’ by the state, regulatorspanel also said the Department of Water Resources, which runs the dam, has been
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 13 days ago
panel also said the Department of Water Resources, which runs the dam, has been “somewhat overconfident and complacent. ” DWR gave “inadequate priority for dam safety,” while focusing much of its attention on meeting “the water delivery needs” of... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Safety report calls California dam crisis a wake-up callto review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 13 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Safety report calls California dam crisis a wake-up callto review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices.
Hawaii News Now / Posted 13 days ago
to review original dam construction in light of modern engineering practices. "Like many other large dam owners, DWR has been somewhat overconfident and complacent regarding the integrity of its civil infrastructure," the experts... Read more
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