Thursday’s Top of the Scroll: Oroville Dam repair costs soar past $1 billion
Fixing the Oroville Dam spillway wrecked by storms in 2017 will cost $1.1 billion — a $455-million hike from initial estimates — the state Department of Water Resources announced Wednesday. The swelling cost can be blamed on design changes that have been made over the last 16 months and damage to the facility near Oroville, Calif., that was far more extensive than initially presumed, the department said.
- Associated Press: California dam repairs hit $1.1 billion, could climb higher
- KQED News: Updated cost for Oroville Dam spillway disaster: $1.1 billion
- Sacramento Bee: Oroville Dam repairs now exceed $1 billion and ‘may be adjusted further’ as work continues
- DWR News Release: Oroville Spillways Construction and Cost Estimate Update