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Oroville Dam is starting to smell like Flint Michigan

Oroville Dam is starting to smell like Flint Michigan

Oroville Dam is starting to smell like Flint Michigan

(OP)
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/07/27/oroville-dam...

State officials saying there is a "natural spring" in the middle of the Oroville earthen dam, that the peizometers in the dam are broken, and that apparently there's nothing at all wrong with either of those two statements.



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RE: Oroville Dam is starting to smell like Flint Michigan

You need to listen to Juan Brown's most recent update on the Oroville Dam situation as he comments on the so-called "Green Spot" and his opinion of the mainstream medias coverage of it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXtmpaUYqW4

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RE: Oroville Dam is starting to smell like Flint Michigan

Remember how the Ameren Taum Sauk Reservoir problems were pooh-pooed by the responsible institution for various failures until it blew out.

It seems like the agency in charge of the Oroville Dam has done a poor job of capturing data that would show if there needs to be concern or not. Even if 'main stream media' has some reporting on it, the agency has a huge fail in not maintaining a record of the dam throughout its life.

RE: Oroville Dam is starting to smell like Flint Michigan

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I don't deny that the media typically has no idea what they're talking about when it comes to engineering. But if a state official used the words "natural spring" and "dam" in the same sentence, then I would personally find that pretty alarming.

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RE: Oroville Dam is starting to smell like Flint Michigan

@beej67 - I would put good money that 99% of the world's population would see nothing wrong with the words "natural spring" and "damn" in the same sentence. I mean how else are the bottling companies supposed to collect the water and fill bottles? <\sarcasm>

RE: Oroville Dam is starting to smell like Flint Michigan

A natural spring behind a dam is not reason enough to be alarmed. Most of these springs don't provide even a fraction of the water being provided upstream. I could easily see them causing inconsistent water color or even discolored patch.

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