Oroville Dam and Flood Gold

by Prospector Jess

Hey, it’s Prospector Jess.

I’m gonna bring you a little bit of a current event right now. You’ve heard of Lake Oroville, or the Oroville Dam, up in Northern California. This is in gold country on route 49 and it’s a very interesting place because it’ll give you a little insight into how water moves gold. It’ll also give you insight into what’s behind those dams and the history of that whole area.

Let me explain as I go through.  But this is where we start.

The dam’s construction.

I’ll go a little bit over what that has to do with the geometry of the dam, storm and snow melt and the role it plays.