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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Greg Harvey has been selected as the Board’s Plan Implementation and Compliance Branch Chief, effective July 1, 2019. Greg has over 18 years of experience in the engineering field and has been with the Board since 2017. Since that time, Greg has played an active role in the coordination with key agencies for the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Update, managed multiple flood system improvement projects, and acted as PIC Branch Supervisor for nine months. Congratulations, Greg!