Oroville Dam Survey Shows Big Concerns

On Wednesday California Assemblymember James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) released the results of a survey his office distributed to collect feedback in the aftermath of the Oroville Dam spillway disaster.Getty Images

"This first comprehensive survey of those affected by the Oroville Dam failure shows that we still have a lot of work to do.  There is a strong distrust of DWR, people are frustrated by a lack of transparency, and they know this disaster could have been avoided," said Gallagher. "These results should serve as a wakeup call to state and federal agencies involved that they cannot simply fix the spillway and move on. The downstream impacts need to be addressed and long-term reforms are necessary. The status quo is no longer acceptable."

The Oroville Dam survey was conducted from August 28-September 30, 2017. Surveys were mailed to every residence in the evacuated areas where a registered voter resides. The survey was also available online.

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