On Feb. 16
From the Washington Post: The government was warned that the Oroville Dam emergency spillway was unsafe. It didn’t listen.
In 2005, three environmental groups warned state and federal officials about what they believed was a problem with the Oroville Dam’s emergency spillway — the same one that was at risk of collapsing this week, after storms caused the adjacent reservoir to swell.
From the Guardian, another account of the dam emergency.
And a related story from the NY Times: What California’s Dam Crisis Says About the Changing Climate
On Feb. 16, feds grant CA an emergency declaration for flooding and dam emergency.
On Feb. 21, out-of-date emergency plan and faulty engineering specifications found