State officials say the Department of Water Resources is trying to balance the public’s right to information while also preventing critical design elements from falling into the wrong hands.Got that? A 1960s earth dam technology is now a matter of national security.
Bea’s analysis, which relied on inspection records and design specifications obtained before the state clamped down on releasing documents, found that the spillway’s concrete was too thin – as little as 4 to 6 inches in some places. While concrete-strengthening steel rebar was embedded throughout the structure,
Clamped down on documents? http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article145304464.html
Something tells me the hands of the wrong people are lawyers.