Oroville spillway crisis exposes absurdity of Jerry Brown’s push for Delta Tunnels

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A day after state officials ordered the evacuation of over 188,000 people from Butte, Yuba and Sutter Counties on February 12, members of the newly-formed Delta Caucus of the California Legislature issued a statement regarding the “hazardous situation” at Oroville Dam after … Continued

Trump administration approves Governor Brown’s disaster relief requests

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Just hours after the Butte County Sheriff reduced the immediate evacuation order of Oroville region residents to an evacuation warning, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today approved both recent gubernatorial requests for federal assistance – one to support the … Continued

Evacuations ordered for areas around Lake Oroville, Freeway jammed with evacuees

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  The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) just issued this updated statement regarding the expected failure of the auxiliary spillway at Oroville Dam in Butte County. The agency noted that “Oroville Dam itself is sound and is a separate … Continued

Breaking News: Lake Oroville Releases Increase As Inflow to Reservoir Declines

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I just received this update on the Oroville Dam spillway hole from the Department of Water Resources: SACRAMENTO – While there is still a chance the emergency spillway at Lake Oroville may be used this weekend, reservoir operators say that … Continued

State officials increase releases into eroded Oroville Dam spillway to 35,000 cfs!

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As the cavity in the Oroville Dam spillway continued to erode, California Department of Water Resources (DWR) staff today ramped up flows down the concrete spillway to 35,000 cubic feet per second after conferring with state and federal dam safety … Continued

Giant cavity opens in Oroville Dam spillway as Jerry Brown focuses on Delta Tunnels

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A 250-foot long cavity opened in the Oroville Dam spillway yesterday as approximately 55,000 cubic feet per second was being released from Lake Oroville into the Feather River downstream. DWR shut the spillway to investigate the rupture on February 7. … Continued

Watchdog groups unveil report card showing Jerry Brown’s environmental record isn’t green

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Since Jerry Brown began his second two terms as California governor in January 2011, he has continually promoted himself as a “climate leader” and “green governor” at climate conferences and photo opportunities throughout the U.S. and the world. The mainstream … Continued

Jerry Brown praises Trump’s plan for new tunnels and other infrastructure

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California Governor Jerry Brown on January 24 delivered his State of the State Address, portraying his administration as the “Resistance” to the policies of Donald Trump while at the same time praising the President for his plan to spend $1 … Continued

Obama Administration Ordered Speedy Completion of Delta Tunnels Plan

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Rejecting the call by fishermen, Tribes, conservationists, family farmers and environmental justice advocates to terminate the Delta Tunnels plan before Donald’s Trump’s inauguration, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on January 4 issued a Secretarial Order that will mandate the completion of Governor Jerry Brown’s … Continued

Delta smelt remains on edge of extinction, fall survey reveals

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The Delta smelt has not yet become extinct, but the numbers of fish collected in the fall 2016 midwater trawl survey conducted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) remain alarmingly low. This is in spite of improved precipitation … Continued

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