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Mar 17 2014

A Few Good Reads (3/17/14): Flooding with Ice Debris in Montana and Wyoming and Google ‘River View?”

This week: Flooding and ice debris in Montana and Wyoming, flooding in Swaziland that kills 8 people, current snowpack for Colorado, Google “River View,” and the Folsom Dam massive spillway gates on the way to installation. The picture above was a bit dumbfounding to me – flooding in the winter with significant ice debris on …

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Jun 04 2012

A Few Good Reads (6/4/12): Flooding in Cuba, Adoption of the CVFPP, and Drought in Colorado

This week: Flooding in Cuba, concrete work on the control structure for Folsom Dam begins, the adoption plan for the CVFPP, drought in Colorado, and the lowest peak streamflow on the Poudre River (Colorado) on record. Concrete work begins on new Folsom Dam spillway (Sacramento Bee) The control structure will be 146 feet high – …

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May 25 2012

Folsom Dam Spillway (CA) Construction (Video)

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Folsom Dam is a flood control structure and storage reservoir on the American River, a significant tributary to the Sacramento River, just outside of Sacramento in California’s Central Valley. The Corps of Engineers (Sacramento District) is in the process of constructing an auxiliary spillway to allow the dam to handle a higher flood flow. The …

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