Despite Oroville Crisis, California Has The "Cadillac" Of State Dam Safety Programs

Feb 21, 2017

February 2017 Oroville Dam spillway crisis.

California missed one of its two annual Oroville Dam inspections last year. It has one field engineer for every 57 dams it must inspect. And there’s a potential conflict of interest in how the state inspects dams. Yet its program draws praise.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.