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Oroville Lessons

Jan 12, 2018

What the Oroville Dam debacle should teach engineers, experts, and the rest of us The Sacramento Bee writes,The six engineers and geologists who studied the debacle at Oroville Dam are at the pinnacle of their professions. They were responsible for reviewing the work of others who also were at the top of their fields.  Having spent decades analyzing obscure aspects of hydrology and geology, Independent Forensic Team members produced an impressive 584-page report focused on esoteric aspects of the science of dams, written for others versed in such science.  And yet for all their expertise, the team urged that the engineers who operate the nation’s tallest dam and have dared to tame a mighty Feather River display that rarest of human qualities: humility. … ”  Read more from the Sacramento Bee here:  What the Oroville Dam debacle should teach engineers, experts, and the rest of us

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