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Final Investigative Report Explaining The Orroville Dam Spillway Damage in February 2017 Released

Final Investigative Report Explaining The Orroville Dam Spillway Damage in February 2017 Released Credits: The Straits Times

On January 5th, 2018, the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) and the United States Society on Dams (USSD) released the following statement "Oroville Independent Forensic Team Releases Final Investigative Report" regarding Oroville Dam spillway incindent back in February 2017.

The Oroville Dam Spillway Incident Independent Forensic Team (IFT) has prepared their final report compiling the team's conclusions and opinions regarding the conditions, actions and inactions that contributed to the damage of the service spillway and emergency spillway at Oroville Dam in February 2017. This report is an expansion on the findings released in the team's interim reports, with the addition of detailed supporting evidence and human factors not previously addressed.

According to this extended report, it was found that "long-term systemic failure" is the reason behind the Oroville Dam spillway crisis that happened in February 2017.

Follow this link for accessing the final report.

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