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…

Denied: California Green School's charter revoked

This is a story about a charter school in my town of Chico, CA that had its charter revoked last night by the school board. I used to serve on…

Quote of the Week – rubbishing peer review

Here I am, minding my own business, looking at my local newspaper, and just reading what is happening locally. Then, out pops this profound quote of the week that is…

"Sustainability" continues to run amok in my town

I’ve written about this before. We have a group of citizens here in town called the “sustainability task force” which is highly influenced by the eco-zealotry of Chico State University…

The season of disinvitation continues: Chico State University can't handle a slideshow

I wrote back on September 28th about how Dr. Roger Pielke Senior and Dr. Bob Carter had been invited to present their views on climate science, then after the organizers…

A shift of wind

Where I live on the outskirts of Chico, I have an almost constant supply of wind. I’ve considered a wind turbine as a way of getting closer to being “off-grid”…

Diane Feinstein: turbidity denier?

There was an interesting story in the Las Vegas Journal Review on August 20th. which had a passage and quote from California Senator Diane Feinstein (emphasis mine): Both U.S. Sen.…

Gore's "WE" campaign cap n' trade call to action

I was recently forwarded this email from Al Gore’s WE Repower America website. They have a call to action based on their belief that a majority of Americans support carbon…

"Sustainability" runs amok in my town of Chico

About two years ago I was asked by my local city councilman Larry Wahl to serve on the city of Chico “sustainability task force”. I was initially enthusiastic, but the…

Global Warming to Shake Up Big Ten

Posted by John Goetz Jim Nichols of the Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote an article this past Tuesday (September 16) that has gotten the attention of Ohio State and Michigan fans…

A note to longtime readers of this blog – the demise of an old friend

Many of you who have been with me from the start will recall fondly the day I was annointed to “holy” status by our local alternate weekly, The Chico Beat.…

Global Warming Destroying Dublin's Infrastructure

More Signs of the Apocalypse (Posted by John Goetz) From the Belfast Telegraph, Sunday, 31 August 2008: Expert called in amid fears for O’ Connell Bridge Concerns are being expressed…

Life in California: not fun at the moment

This has been one of the roughest years I can remember living here. We’ve had two massive wind storms (one of which damaged my Stevenson Screens used for the paint…

Today's storm is a 9.0

A meteorologist friend of mine, Jan Null, has been keeping tabs on Winter Storms for some time. He’s developed something called the Bay Area Storm Index (BASI) which he uses…

Mother Nature Whacks West Coast

Click image for latest animation UPDATE: For a high resolution still image of this “beautiful” storm click this link: pacific_nhemi_01-04-08_1430utc.jpg The Friday storm moving into California is one of the strongest…