To the troubled Oroville Dam in Northern California and the assessment out this week that’s bringing some troubling news to light:
“The evidence shows there were pervasive design flaws and those defects and flaws were propagated during construction. We have enough photographic detail to provide some very interesting insight into how they actually constructed the spillway versus what the design drawings showed."
Pervasive design flaws and shotty construction... that according to Robert Bea, author of the first major independent assessment into the Oroville dam, highlighting some key findings in his analysis.
Ralph Vartabedian wrote about this for the L.A. Times. He spoke to A Martinez to break it all down.