WATCH LIVE – Oroville spillway will open its gates for the first time since the catastrophe

The Lake Oroville dam spillway is supposed to open at 11AM local time (Pacific Time) today. according to reports from the California Department of Water Resources. We have two live…

Lake Oroville nearing spillway level – watch using a new tool

After heavy winter storms, the water level stands just two feet below the new spillway gates – will it work? When the #CampFire occurred, one of the very best tools…

Clothing store advocating hate has billboard of Trump depicted as Hitler removed in a day

NOTE: This isn’t the normal fare for WUWT, but it has happened in my town, and this website is still connected to the local newspaper, the Chico Enterprise Record, where…

More rain & snow forecast for California – will damaged #Oroville dam spillway weather the storm?

As the saying goes, when it rains, it pours. Over the last week, Murphy’s Law has been on overdrive in Northern California as Oroville dam suffered a series of mishaps,…

Damaged Lake #OrovilleDam spillway being sacrificed with high releases – now about 4 feet to top

The Lake Oroville saga continues, yesterday we wondered if the collapse of the spillway might have been due to missing or substandard REBAR, and many experts weighed it on that…

Oroville Dam Spillway collapse may be due to missing REBAR

Looking at the many photos online of the Oroville Spillway collpase that has been in the news, there’s one major component of concrete that should be there, but is blatantly…

Saturday silliness – more motivation to leave California

Yesterday I lamented the potential banning of fire. For those of you that don’t know, I live in a town that rivals Berkeley for nuttiness. Thanks to the progressive thinking…

Playing the global warming morality card in my local newspaper – a religious experience?

Even ad engines see the religious connection to global warming Lately there’s been an ongoing series of rants in my local newspaper, the Chico Enterprise Record, from global warming activists…

Sustainability runs amok in my town, part 3

Readers may recall my first and second entry on my town’s “sustainability task force” a couple of years ago. It has gotten so bad here that I made it an…

My town's Climate Action Protest- I get to be "zombietime"

WUWT readers may know of the famous zombietime.com where an anonymous photographer captures some of the bizarre things that happen at protests in SFO and Berkeley.  Today on the campus…