Feb 12 2017
Although inflows decreased Friday and into Saturday morning to 89,000 cubic feet per second, water officials have also decreased outflows to 55,100 cfs, according to KCRA chief meteorologist Mark Finan. Cal Fire crews, for instance, have been tapped to clear up to 100 acres of trees and brush between the lip of the emergency spillway and the river. Cracks in the spillway, and a hole estimated to be 300 feet wide, are evident, and water flowing erratically down the spillway was gradually reduced Tuesday until it was shut off completely.
Salmon eggs require clear, cool shallow water to hatch and the muddy torrent already plunging down the main spillway into the Feather River was enough to cause numerous eggs in the hatchery to be lost, officials said. Depending on how much the spillway is used, the concrete needs maintenance about every 10 years. State officials say a break in the weather will allow engineers to truly assess the damage and plan repairs.
If the department can't keep using the eroded concrete spillway, Lake Oroville would naturally flow over an ungated concrete crest into the mostly unlined emergency spillway once the reservoir reaches 901 feet elevation. The tremendous waterfall headed down the compromised spillway and an adjacent hillside was letting out 35,000 cubic feet of water per second, but that paled in comparison to the 190,000 cubic feet per second of storm water flowing into the reservoir, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Water flows through a break in the wall of the Oroville Dam spillway on Thursday. Lake Oroville came within a foot of spilling into the emergency spillway in January 1997.
The hatchery, on the Feather River, is vital to the survival of chinook salmon, whose numbers have dwindled during the drought.
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Volunteers are being called out again to try to keep the whales alive until an attempt to refloat them at high tide. According to Reuters , by the time volunteers reached the scene, 300 whales had already perished.
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The state hatchery inundated by the debris from the Oroville spillway produces nearly a third of all hatchery-raised fish in the state, supporting struggling native fish species and a $4 billion salmon-fishing industry.
Hughan says the hatchery is in full rescue mode and has called in every available person and vehicle. But they said more rain could fill the the Oroville reservoir to capacity and cause an overflow by Saturday. Engineers don't know what caused cave-in that is expected to keep growing until it reaches bedrock.
On Tuesday, engineers discovered a massive hole in the lower half of the spillway.
Officials said they expected the cavity to widen as a result - and it did.
The main spillway is used to manage levels in Lake Oroville, one of the state's largest reservoirs.
Feb 12 2017
2 in First Unveiling of Top 16
Wisconsin is the seventh ranked team in the country in the AP Poll, but was not featured in the official Bracket Preview. By planting a flag, the committee showed the college basketball community what it values most when building the bracket.
Feb 11 2017
Why Cliffs Natural Resources, Pilgrim's Pride, and World Wrestling Entertainment Jumped Today
The stock is now moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -0.83% with the 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -0.83 percent. A total of 91.81M shares exchanged hands, whereas the company's average trading volume stands at 12.61M shares.
Feb 10 2017
The fight starts now? UK's Corbyn criticized after Brexit battle cry
Following the June vote, there was speculation that pro-European lawmakers might try to delay or even stop the Brexit process. Meanwhile Christina Rees has moved on to shadow Secretary of State for Wales, replacing Cardiff Central MP Jo Stevens.
Feb 10 2017
Groundwork Mortgage reports mortgage rates are still low
President of Groundwork Mortgage Jeff Berger joins us for different tips on selecting mortgages and to break down mortgage rates. The 5/1 Adjustable Rate Mortgage interest rates at PHH Mortgage can be had for 3.875% with an April of 4.059%.
Feb 09 2017
Area Students Blame Falcons-Related Illnesses for Tardiness
These moves mean the Falcons will follow their Super Bowl appearance with significant staff changes on both sides of the ball. Per multiple reports , quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur will also leave the team to become offensive coordinator with the Rams.
Feb 08 2017
Alastair Cook reveals one regret as England captain
Root has just seven Tests before next winter's Ashes series, which is little time to get used to the role. They chose to back their captain who was younger and more central to their plans going forward.
Feb 08 2017
Freezing rain may impact Tuesday morning commute
Sustained wind speeds of 13 to 15 miles per hour are forecast for the Tri-Cities, with gusts up to 23 miles per hour . Before this changeover happens, a widespread accumulation of 3 to 6 inches of snow is expected.
Feb 07 2017
Top Senate GOPer distances from Trump, calls Putin 'thug'
Then President-elect Trump appears with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on a visit to the U.S. And we all follow court orders. "And we need to avoid doing that kind of thing".
Feb 07 2017
Djokovic survives Davis Cup scare, champions Argentina slump
Darcis won 6-4 3-6 2-6 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (7-5) after Kohlschreiber looked set to clinch the match in the fourth set when he led 4-2. The latter led 4-1 in the final set and even had three match points in the 10th game before losing 3-6 6-3 6-4 4-6 7-6 (8-6).
Feb 06 2017
Dozens Killed in Afghanistan and Pakistan Avalanches
Mohammad Aseem, governor of the hard-hit northern province of Parwan, said 16 people had died in two districts. There are fears the number of deaths will continue to rise as heavy snowfall is predicted for the coming days.
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