Sacramento is being targeted, but it's not there yet.
NOT A DRILL. Evacuate to the North.
My thoughts exactly. No federal recovery funds for them. Let their illegals stick a finger in the dyke, oops sorry Rosie O,'D!
trump should let them drown. they want to secede... well there ya go.
The dam will not fail. The emergency spillway is to the side of the dam. The dam won't burst. But the emergency spillway could get undermined and create a new shallow river canyon down the side emergency side slope. There is bedrock below the soil so that will help keep the new spill canyon for getting to deep. But at that point the amount of water being let out is too great for the river to manage and the towns below will get flooded.
Born in Chico wrote:
it's not going to "burst" (yet), but the emergency spillway they turned on yesterday is already about to fail. I should post all the officials who a few days back assured us evacuation would not be needed.
Note: the dam itself is still intact, but no one really knows for how long. Probably it will stand, but all bets are off at this point. (The extent of wear-and-tear over the decades is completely unknown, of course.)
Not true. The dam will hold. But the problem is the emergency spillway creating a new river path.
sit and kick uncomfortably wrote:
the failure of the auxilary spillway [after the main had already failed] does in fact put the entire structure in some risk.
especially given the weather forecast [up to 4" in the next storm, arriving wed]