Mark Gold discusses water infrastructure in a changing climate on KPCC’s Take Two

February 14, 2017
The California Department of Water Resources stopped the spillway flow on Thursday morning to allow engineers to evaluate the integrity of the structure after water had been released at 20,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) through the night. There is no imminent or expected treat to public safety or the integrity of Oroville Dam at the Butte County site. After conferring with State and federal dam safety entitles, DWR decided to increase the release volume to 35,000 cfs to help operators absorb the inflow of the storm waters expected today and Friday. More erosion is also expected.
Photo taken February 9, 2017. Kelly M. Grow/ California Department of Water Resources KELLY M. GROW/CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES

Mark Gold, UCLA Associate Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability, sat down with KPCC’s Take Two to discuss the Oroville Dam and the role of climate change in the future of infrastructure. Gold leads the university’s Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, which aims to achieve 100% renewable energy and 100% locally sourced water, while enhancing ecosystem and human health for Los Angeles.

Read highlights from Mark Gold’s interview and listen more at KPCC.

Source: Why this Oroville Dame crisis affects Southern California KPCC Take Two, 14 Feb 2017

Additional coverage on the Oroville Dam crisis:

Oroville Dam crisis could be sign of things to come UCLA Newsroom, 17 Feb 2017