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Worsening Oroville Dam Crisis: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly



Later tonight, the first of 3 major storms will hit the Oroville area. Will the Oroville Dam hold? We collectively pray that it does.

During the present crisis and largely due to the fact that Paul Preston and I were among the first to report on this, we have both attracted people, in an offiical capacity who want the truth to be told, even if they must keep their name secret in the procdess. Subsequently, I have managed to establish a number of off-the-record and on-the-record contacts in this process.

In this article, I am going to present three scenarios that are highly representative of the three major viewpoints of this crisis, which I am labeling the good, the bad and the ugly.

The Good

The following account represents the best case scenario regarding the present structural integrity of the dam. This information is derived from the former professional contact of the author of the following communication. As far as knowledgeable people, with regard to the prevent crisis, this is the most optimistic projection of what lies ahead for the 2 million people living between the Orovillle Dam and Sacramento.


Thank you so much for your reports!

My Background:
Your report on Oroville dam hits home for me. I lived in Oroville for about 7 years. I was the County Executive Director for the Dep. of Ag, Farm Service Agency for Butte County.

Yes this is a huge rice growing area and large acreage of nut and fruit orchards in the Yuba and Sutter Counties (in harms way if the dam breaks). Butte has huge orchard acres too but are north of the dam, so they would not be effected. I worked with most of the farmers there and feel for them.

I love our farmers and believe they are the “back” that is barely holding up our nation. And their backs are breaking under the load. Us younger guys who wanted to farm never got the chance since it took too much capital to get started.


There are thousands of us that would love to replace our dad’s and grandparents on our farms, but it almost impossible to make it work. I hold the government and corporate monopolies responsible for the dying of the American family farmer.

Inside Report on the Dam:
I wanted to give you some inside feedback. I have been concerned about my friends around Oroville and have been calling them. I’m currently living back where I grew up, here in Idaho. I talked with one of my friends who is close to those working on fixing the dam.

I received a good report from him. The hole that is eroding is better than they thought. The projected rate of flow coming from the next storms is less that the last one. Also, they will have the water level down about 50′ by the time the rain storm hits, so there is enough capacity to handle the new runoff based on weather predictions.

Bottom line is it seems, they may have barely got out of this major disaster for now. He also said there is major work that needs to be done to get it repaired. I think they are not “out of the woods” since there is a lot rainy season left but maybe they will get through this without a failure. I agree that it would be wise to move to higher ground and assess after this week. I have relayed that to people I know down there.

Also, he said there was some looting in Oroville right a first, but as of now no new looting. Oroville has surrounded the wagons and community leaders/police and all have done a good job to take care of my 2nd home town. He said I would be proud of they way they pitched in and are getting through this.

In spite the evil Ca leadership, good, hard working, local normal people are holding back the evil.

It causes me grief to hear how the lack of Ca State leadership has put millions of people in harms way.

I emailed your link to many of my contacts. Thank you again for your diligent research for the truth.

   Mark Maurer


Remember, I am characteriing the previous account as representative of the most optimistic viewpoint with regard to the structural integrity of the dam. Yet, even in this most optimistic account, Mr. Mauer expresses some doubt as to whether the dam can survive, not just the next three storms which will point the area in the next six days, but whether the dam will survive the entire rainy season. And even in this optimistic account, the authro things the people should be moved to higher ground.


The Bad

The following account is typical of what I am getting from people who purport to have the background and experience to make informed projections regarding the saving of the Oroville Dam.

Dear Mr. Hodges,

I have been reading and listening to your accounts about the very serious situation involving the very serious situation here at the Oroville Dam.

First, the two spillways are nearly useless in terms of providing relief to the dam.  The dam is totally on its own and there is at the present moment NOTHING that can be done to improve this situation.

As falsely advertised we have not been able to bring the water levels down 50 feet which has been our goal since the onset. I would bet that this dam is going to fail. I am not sure that it will fail in the face of the upcoming storms. Over time, this dam will fail and I think this dam will do so before end of winter.

I have witnessed many heated debates about the potential need to evacuate the people who would be in the path of the oncoming waters should the dam fail. I can tell you there are two major camps. The locals think an evacuation is needed for at least 10 days so we can see how the dam is going to react to the upcoming storms. Brown’s people from the Water Dept. disagree and think that we are overreacting.  It is clear to us that the state organizations are protecting Brown’s ass and the safety of the people be damned.

Brown’s people, are replacing the locals and are making decisions which should be reserved for the local sheriff to make based on the reports we provide to him. Brown’s people are now in the way of public safety.

If this dam breaks, there will be towns that will disappear and they will not come back.  I have seen three projections which I think we should be preparing for since so many lives are at risk.  If the dam breaks, the water would reach between 35 to 50 feet high coming out of the dam.  I have seen a computer scenario which states that the water would reach Sacramento in under two hours.  That is not enough time to evacuate. This has elements of the perfect storm because of the condition of the flood control ielements in Sacramento which is a disaster.

We should have expanded the evacuation area and it should have included Sacramento. I cannot project the loss of life but I think your figures represent the worst case scenario but they are realistic.

Please do not publish my name or email. Call me Ben. I will have more to say if you keep my name out of your reports. 

217 AM Pacific


The Ugly

I am reliant on people who want to tell their story and subsequently contact me, in regard to what they know about the condition of the dam. and what a breach would represent. Paul Preston is local and has the advantage of being able to speak directly with several experts. Based on this decided advantage, I conducted a brief interview with Paul based upon his personal observations and professional opinions of these with whom he has contact with.

You will hear in the following brief interview that Paul’s sources believe that they dam may not survive the upcoming wall of storms. Further, you will hear that politicis has reared its ugly head in te midst of this crisis when the emphasis should be on saving lives.

You just heard the new reports on the threats to the structural integrity of the dam.  There is nothing positive to say with regard to these facts.


In the face of the current situation, I want to reiterate the need to evacuate, immediately.  If the authorities will not act responsibly, the locals need to just pack up and leave. You can bet that if the 2 million people were all illegal aliens that Gov. Brown would have already commenced evacuations.


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By | 2017-10-26T21:56:03+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Conspiracy, Featured, Main, United States|16 Comments

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  1. Mike February 16, 2017 at 6:12 am

    Moonbeam wants these towns wiped out. Agenda 21 clearly requires all people off the land an into stack-and-pack high rise ghettos where we can all be raped by vicious “migrants”.

    Thank you Dave for continuing to risk life an limb to expose these horrible globalist policies.

  2. Andy Prigge February 16, 2017 at 6:45 am

    The unfortunate thing is that all that water is going to lubricate faults in California. It may be possible that the reason there has not been a major quake is due to this lack of lubrication. I hope I am wrong, but fracking has caused earth movements and they inject high pressure water into the ground.

  3. VWB February 16, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Your commentator saying that the spillways are totally useless is ill informed. though damaged, the main spillway has been discharging at 100,000 cfs. they can dump more if necessary, that is how they’ve been able to draw down the lake by 25 feet. that is not ‘totally useless’.


  4. Paul Jarrett February 16, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Dave, IF there IS an evacuation of 2 million people from Sacramento and environs, are the FEMA camps prepared and manned already? That might be interesting to investigate.

    Since weather forecasters are normally reporting what they see from their projection tools, they are probably not taking into consideration of the chem trails, HAARP, and other weather war factors that may come into play as well.

    The report is also interesting from Dutchinse earlier this week of a 70% probability of a 5.0 earthquake this week hitting the area around Placerville near Oroville.

  5. christine February 16, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Smells like replacing independant operators who think and speak more freely, with more easily manipulated ‘controlled’ union workers.
    Smells like Gov. Brown secrets of redistibution of peoples funds for his ‘take-out-over’ CA.
    Smells like Gov. Brown-nosing doublespeak of Dump-Trump, then Feds need to give CA money.
    Smells like potential starvation from wiping out the ‘food basket’ of North America
    Smells like ‘ops, we don’t have weather control means’ to stop storms. Lies, & Lies, & Lies.
    Gov. Brown knows his state is a massive sex abuse, peodophile, deviant haven he’s protecting.
    BIGGEST STINK – Smells like distraction from Flynn investigation of intercountry pedophile cauldrons.

  6. Stan522 February 16, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    All innocent citizens in the area and in Sacramento, EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY! As far as you politician’s in Sacramento….DON’T GO ANYWHERE!

  7. gene February 17, 2017 at 4:02 am

    The best I can do is pray . Dear JESUS please help the dam stay strong until us humans can do what is necessary to correct this situation . Please protect humanity from all evil ! Thank You JESUS.

  8. Bill Voelz February 17, 2017 at 4:31 am

    Thanks Dave. Thanks Paul. Good stuff. Now we just need to ‘evacuate’ politicians here who are allowing and encouraging Allah’s “civilization jihadi’s” to flow into my state unhindered. Just like an overflowing spillway and a Trojan Horse, we are in the midst of a migration invasion euphemistically called immigration and migrant/refugee resettlement. Ugly and dangerous.
    I echo the testimony and pain of those hapless farmers inthe valley. Both these events can be ameliorated- but will they be? And will it be in time?

  9. mama bear February 17, 2017 at 4:42 am

    Reminds me of Katrina…. and others. How about Brown move his family down right next to the dam and see how long he could stand the scare.. we are due earthquakes and gov knows it. the whole Pacific is due from Alaska and Canada and all the way down to Ca, Nev and Mexico. many drills are done in Wa. as they know. . afterwards gov will lie to say it is not their fault. I would have never lived under a dam like that and sure would not stay or ever go back. after no rain for so long, and now too much water at once on the ground.. what a mess. I pray the people get out of there now

  10. Tom Johnson February 17, 2017 at 8:12 am

    They won’t evacuate the people, period. But you have to watch where all the politicians and elites are over the next couple weeks are. If they aren’t in Sacramento, run for the hills. This will include those who Brown sent to ‘inspect’ the damn and spillways.

    Not only do they have to worry about the rains coming in, but with the warm rains and temps the melting snows will add to the problem.

    I also saw yesterday, one forecaster of earth quakes is saying with a lot of certainty that a 5. quake if not larger is coming to that area.

    Another thing just came to mind, with all these ‘inspectors coming in to replace those from the area, Could they be doing something to undermine the already failing damn and spillways?

  11. Laurie February 17, 2017 at 8:26 am

    How much more water will the melting snowpacks add to the situation, I wonder. All this rain will surely melt them off pretty quick. How many people will want to sell after this and not be able to do so? No worries I bet. The Chinese will step in, buy up all properties for pennies on the dollar. Just as planned I think.

  12. laura ann February 17, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Oroville and other areas below the dam will be worthless, just like the flood plains in the S.E. gulf coast region and other areas. Research everything before you buy property because realtors will not disclose anything in order to make their commissions. Check flood maps and dig for info. Like stocks, land can become worthless.

  13. Martha February 17, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Dave, I have listened to you forever and value the information from your show and guests. I am confused about the photo of the dam heading this newsletter as The Oroville dam spillway does not come from the center of the dam but to the side of it. The photo above appears photoshopped or from some other dam.


  14. Monica Carson Mason February 17, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    With how much certainty does this crisis seem to come to flourished? My boyfriend and my youngest and oldest sons, as well as, a whole lot of family and friends are continuing to stay in the areas this dam will take out. As well as, the river system being a risk. My daughter, one grandson, my boyfriend mother and daughter, as well as, many others, continue to be evacuated.
    I just lost my son, due to a car accident on, January 19, of this year. I’m not doing so well, and my fears and concerns may be getting the best of me, here.
    Nevertheless, what percentage would you and these others give at our current time on this situation?

  15. M.Currier February 18, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    RECALL BROWN !! Brown has had 24 of 26 years terms (a record 4 terms) to address Oroville Dam. He has squandered all of the funds on Bulletin Trains, Twin Tunnels & illegals. RECALL BROWN!

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