Oroville Dam Repair Cost Tops $1 Billion

The current estimate for emergency response and reconstruction of the main and emergency spillways is $1.1 billion, with completion of the project expected in 2019.

The California Department of Water Resources reported Sept. 5 that the cost for the Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project, begun after the Oroville Dam was feared in danger of failing and thousands of residents were evacuated temporarily, has reached $1.1 billion.

The agency's construction and cost update said Nov. 1, 2018, is a public safety construction milestone to complete placement of all concrete on the main spillway. Dry finishing, concrete curing, joint sealing, completing sidewall backfill, and site cleanup on the main spillway will continue after Nov. 1, however.

Work continues on an underground transmission line project along Oro Dam Boulevard East between Glen Drive and Canyon Drive. One-way traffic controls are in place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will continue until the project is complete in mid-October.

As work continues to meet the Nov. 1 public safety construction milestone, "DWR has updated its cost estimates," according to its release. "The current estimate for emergency response and reconstruction of the main and emergency spillways is $1.1 billion. Cost estimates are based on actual and projected work and may be adjusted further as work continues through completion of the project in 2019."

It says DWR will continue to submit expenditures to FEMA for reimbursement. To date, FEMA has approved reimbursement of $87.4 million of the $116.5 million submitted by DWR.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • Steps to Conduct a JSA

    We've put together a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you perform a job safety analysis (JSA), which includes a pre-built, JSA checklist and template, steps of a JSA, list of potential job hazards, and an overview of hazard control hierarchy.

  • Everything You Need to Know about Incident investigations

    Need some tips for conducting an incident investigation at work after there’s been an occupational injury or illness, or maybe even a near miss? This guide presents a comprehensive overview of methods of performing incident investigations to lead you through your next steps.

  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Industry Safe
Bulwark CP

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - October 2020

    October 2020

    Featuring:

    • FACILITY SECURITY
      EHS Compliance: Make it Personal
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      Choosing the Right Safety Shoe for Your Industry
    • HAND PROTECTION
      A Requirements Checklists for Work Safety Gloves
    • COVID-19 MANAGEMENT
      Contemporary Issues in HSE Management
    View This Issue