When it comes to inspecting dams, California is second to none. Getting dam owners to fix those flaws quickly is another matter. Cracked concrete. Plugged drains. Unchecked tree and brush growth. Broken outlet valves. These are some of the problems that have gone uncorrected for years at California dams in spite of being flagged repeatedly by inspectors from the state Department of Water Resources. The Bee analyzed 93 dam inspection reports.READ MORE ►
It adds up
Could recurring problems compromise safety of dams?