Oroville Series, Part Five: Dredging rivers may cause more damage

It’s a question that’s asked by some people every time there’s a flood or water worry. This year it was the Oroville Dam spillway crisis and fluctuating water flows. “Why don’t they dredge the river?” If the rivers were deeper, they could safely carry away excess water, couldn’t they? But engineering experts and state Department of Water Resources officials believe dredging could cause more damage than good to the Yuba, Feather and Sacramento rivers. (more)

By Patrick Groves, from the appealdemocrat.com

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Photo portrait of Yiguo Liang, CVFPB Operations Branch ChiefMeet Yiguo Liang, our new Operations Branch Chief. Yiguo comes to us from DWR’s Division of Flood Management where he worked as the Chief of the Hydrology and Hydraulic Section leading the technical evaluations in support of the 2017 CVFPP Update. Prior to that, also at the Division of Flood Management, Yiguo led the Central Valley Floodplain Evaluation and Delineations Program. Yiguo has over 17 years of experience working in the water resource industry and spent years working for the China Meteorological Administration in Beijing, China. Welcome, Yiguo!