Video Update: Oroville Dam failure investigation ongoing

John France, leader of the Oroville Spillway Incident Forensic Investigation Team, spoke with HydroWorld about the interim findings and ongoing investigation into the failure of the main and emergency spillways at Oroville Dam in February. This video was taken at the Association of State Dam Safety Officials annual conference earlier this year.

The forensic team’s final findings are expected very soon, and we will bring you updates as they become available. In addition, the Civil Works and Dam Safety track at HydroVision International 2018 will feature a session called Analyzing the Oroville Incident: What DID Work. Click here to learn more.

Further Reading

California DWR reports objective met in repair of main spillway at Oroville Dam

Oroville Dam forensic team interim findings: Physical factors identified

California releases information on the condition of 1,249 dams under DSOD jurisdiction

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Elizabeth Ingram is content director for the Hydro Review website and HYDROVISION International. She has more than 17 years of experience with the hydroelectric power industry. Follow her on Twitter @ElizabethIngra4 .

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