Wednesday, May 24, 2017

$275.4 million Baseline. Bets on the Final Price Tag?

Speaking to reporters on a conference call, officials said the state’s designers have taken into account criticisms leveled by an outside team of forensics investigators and others. They said the February emergency resulted from design and construction flaws dating from the dam’s construction in the 1960s...

Kiewit Corp. of Omaha, Neb., which was awarded a $275.4 million contract to fix the dam’s two spillways, has more than 200 employees on the site, a workforce that will balloon to 500 by August. The company and its subcontractors will work 20 hours a day, six days a week, in an effort to get as much work done as possible this year, Kuttel said.

Blame the people long gone.  That's the ticket.  



Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article152381522.html#storylink=cpyB

29 comments:

Lawyerliz said...

U 100

Thomas Stone said...

The number will be classified information because it might give terrorists information about potential weaknesses.

Cinco-X said...

Typical corporate practice... Blame the employees that have left... Assign action items to those that don't show up for meetings cuz they have to much work to do...

Cinco-X said...

Wow... Yuan was causing a real rukus over on HCN-Reddit today... You'd think he'd want to hang around Mudville...

Rob Dawg said...

I am increasingly concerned as to what is sensitive information. A far more dangerous trend than monkeywrenching.

LBD said...

Nebraska company, what could go wrong? :)

sm_landlord said...

Just when you thought Mudslide Season had ended in California:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/24/us/california-landslide-scenic-highway/index.html

Some great pix in the story.....not funny for the folks who live in Bug Sur, of course....

LBD said...

Saw it on the news tonight. What a mess and I guess we can cross that RV trip off the list. :(

sm_landlord said...

> I guess we can cross that RV trip off the list. :(

Well, for the next year or two at least. The road crews will take at least a couple of seasons to get things back to their precarious state of what's "normal" for that stretch of road.

TJandTheBear said...

Kiewit's been around forever.

Did the Big Sur drive back in 2012 and had a small section of cliff-hanging highway being rebuilt then. Wonder what it'll cost to dig that out.

sm_landlord said...

> Wonder what it'll cost to dig that out.

$bazillions.

The real question is: what will it take to stabilize the hillsides above the highway?

More $bazillions.

Rob Dawg said...

Good thing Great Mother Brown slammed us with that monster gas tax as a small fraction might find its way to road care. As it is 30% is explicitly not going to transportation of any sort and we all know what will be called transportation when it comes to the rest.

Lawyerliz said...

Is it even possible to stabilize the hillsides?

Lawyerliz said...

It may be beautiful and all but it looks like a really bad idea.

Lawyerliz said...

It's Trump's fault.

The terrorists did it.

Mother nature is a bitch!

Lawyerliz said...

Goodmorning. Wakies wakies.

LBD said...

Good Morning!

Another great day in the flat lands. No mudslides predicted for today, Carry on.

Lawyerliz said...

Get a bunch of bulldozers and bulldoze down more of the mountain down and a quarter miles to either side. You say you came here to see mountains? Well they look kinda ugly to me. Browe and grey.

LBD said...

This guy really does a good reporting on the Oroville dam.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf47yW4Wh-Q

Lawyerliz said...

Why not assume the whole thing is gonna fall down and act accordingly.

Rob Dawg said...

Abandon PCH?

Lawyerliz said...

So there is no long term solution?

Rob Dawg said...

Keep clearing the slides and live with the inconvenience. This happened to be a particularly big mess is all. PCH and the 101 freeway are pretty much all Dawgifornia has holding it together.

Lawyerliz said...

May I suggest another north south highway.

Lawyerliz said...

Another rose planted. This one yellow.a few weeds pulled.

Lawyerliz said...

My magnolia tree has flowers. It is about 17-18 years old. They get enormously big here.

Rob Dawg said...

Interestingly there are no interstates anywhere between the Santa Monica Pier and San Francisco all the way inland to the I-5.

Lawyerliz said...

I think I found another really big turtle burrow. With, no doubt a really big turtle in it.

Lawyerliz said...

Mulch.. I need.milch. a big bag goes such a little way. And more Marigolds, of course.