Image: Oroville Dam Rebuild – Live Stream CHAT (Not live all the time)
The ongoing rebuild of the Oroville Dam Spillways. End of June to July 13th. Showing the smoke from the fires, all the work they are doing and even July 4th Flag flying.
A dam is a barrier across flowing water that obstructs, directs or slows down the flow, often creating a reservoir, lake or impoundments.
Most dams have a section called a spillway or weir over or through which water flows, either intermittently or continuously, and some have hydroelectric power generation systems installed. Dams are considered “installations containing dangerous forces” under International Humanitarian Law due to the massive impact of a possible destruction on the civilian population and the environment.
Dam failures are comparatively rare, but can cause immense damage and loss of life when they occur.
In 1975 the failure of the Banqiao Reservoir Dam and other dams in Henan Province, China caused more casualties than any other dam failure in history. The disaster killed an estimated 171,000 people and 11 million people lost their homes.