Gov. Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown, was well aware that the Oroville Dam needed extensive, costly repairs and upgrades, but with the “Climate Change” drought turning California into sandy wasteland, why bother? Besides, the Governor needed the money to provide all those goodies that the State’s Illegal Immigrant population has come to expect and demand. After all, it was California’s job to make sure Hillary’s ‘popular votes’ would be around when she needed them.
But AGW-Climate Change-Global Warming (AKA: Weather), turn out to be just weather. It rained again in California. Ooops. That deferred maintenance does add up. Read what The Mercury News reports.
More than a decade ago, federal and state officials and some of California’s largest water agencies rejected concerns that the massive earthen spillway at Oroville Dam — at risk of collapse Sunday night and prompting the evacuation of 185,000 people — could erode during heavy winter rains and cause a catastrophe.
FERC rejected that request, however, after the state Department of Water Resources, and the water agencies that would likely have had to pay the bill for the upgrades, said they were unnecessary. Those agencies included the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, which provides water to 19 million people in Los Angeles, San Diego and other areas, along with the State Water Contractors, an association of 27 agencies that buy water from the state of California through the State Water Project.
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