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Old February 15, 2017, 06:08   #3
Pete Mack
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It's really alarming. It was also pretty shocking just how lackadaisical the plans were before Saturday afternoon when things kicked into high gear. The end of the evac should not be considered an all clear by any measure. It's more of a grace period to get your stuff together in case the worst does happen. The engineers on site are not at all confident the main spillway will hold, and the emergency spillway cannot possibly be used for full flow without a whole lot of excavation, not just patching. They are probably able to handle a short surge, but not complete closure of the main spillway. They really need to get the power plant running ASAP to take the median river flow day to day, and save the spillway for when there's no choice.

A whole lot more here:
https://www.metabunk.org/oroville-da...failure.t8381/

Edit: the evacuation isn't over. It's now a voluntary evac, which means, in angband terms, quick loot your vault and GTFO.
Here's a simple schematic
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