Findings of the Oroville Dam Spillway Forensic Investigation: Agenda
  • Introduction
    • Purpose of the Investigation
    • Investigation Team
    • Investigation Methodology
  • Background Information
    • Oroville Facility Description
    • Regulatory Setting
      • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
      • California Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD)
    • Spillway Descriptions
      • Service Spillway
      • Emergency Spillway
    • Chronology of the February 2017 Incident
    • Service Spillway Chute Design and Construction
    • History of Service Spillway Chute Repairs
    • History of Service Spillway Drain Flows
  • Question Period #1
  • The Physics of What Happened
    • Service Spillway
    • Emergency Spillway
  • Question Period #2
  • Why Was This Performance Unexpected
    • History of Inspections and Regulatory Setting
    • Geological Evaluations
    • Chute Slab Repairs
    • Potential Failure Mode Analyses (PFMAs)
    • Activation of the Emergency Spillway
    • Conclusions
  • Lessons to be Learned
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