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

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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.

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Contributed by:

Friends of the River, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, South Yuba River Citizens League, and American Whitewater

 

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