Hold DWR Accountable
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Drought stricken and fire ravaged, California relies on the State Water Project to move life-saving water throughout the state. This water almost entirely originates from the Feather River and moves through the Oroville Dam complex. The Oroville Dam Spillway collapse in February 2017, endangered not just the hundreds of thousands of north-state residents that had to evacuate, but also California's water supply. We are asking the citizens of California to indicate their support for holding the Department of Water Resources (DWR) accountable by signing this petition asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to order the DWR to meet their responsibilities for assuring safety and their obligations to the community before a 50 year license is issued.
Please help us keep California’s water flowing safely by holding DWR accountable!
We, the undersigned, with respect to the Oroville Dam-Project 2100, located in Butte County, CA urge the Federal Energy Commission, to:
1) Order for the safety of the public a comprehensive and totally independent, free from Licensee influence, forensic study of the Project and all its appurtenances, including all auxiliary levies, impounds, power houses as well as CA Department of Water Resources operating and maintenance procedures ;
2) Order an opening of the relicensing process to provide just compensation to the local governments and communities that host the Oroville Dam-Project 2100 and provide it with services;
3) Order that recreation facilities be provided on a timely basis that are at least as beneficial as those existing before the spillway debacle with future enhancements guaranteed, especially as regards lower lake level boating, swimming and dam access, and
4) Order DWR to fully underwrite all local outreach efforts of the three downstream County communities that were stigmatized by the Spillway failures and emergency evacuation to help them reverse the negative public impressions the incident created.
You can find more information on our Facebook page Not just a Spillway at: https://www.facebook.com/NotjustaSpillway/
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