The Oroville Dam 2017 Spillway Incident: Lessons from the Feather River Basin

The Oroville Dam 2017 Spillway Incident: Lessons from the Feather River Basin

This report examines the near-catastrophic failure of the tallest dam in the country, and calls for action on 18 recommendations, and dozens of sub-recommendations in 4 key areas: addressing California’s aging dam infrastructure, operating dams more safely and efficiently, advancing multi-benefit flood management projects, and increasing transparency and public engagement.

Seven Sins of Dam Building

Seven Sins of Dam Building

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released this report, Seven Sins of Dam Building, on World Water Day in 2013 to highlight the detrimental impacts that building dams has on our precious freshwater resources. The sole case study highlighted from the United States in the report is the damming of the Coosa River in Alabama.