Governor Brown issues Executive Order to expedite Oroville Dam Spillway repairs

Governor Jerry Brown has issued an Executive Order to speed up repair plans for the Oroville Dam Spillway. 

According to a press release, Brown wants to expedite the repairs of the spillways at Oroville Dam before next winter, including "actions to expedite permits, strengthen coordination between agencies and streamline regulations to continue the state’s rapid emergency response and recovery."

In February, Brown declared a state of emergency and requested a Presidential Emergency Declaration, which secured federal assistance to support the communities impacted by it. The Governor also met with emergency response officials, visited the Incident Command Post and surveyed the regional flood control system, including areas recently impacted by flooding.

Last month, Brown announced a series of immediate and longer-term actions to bolster dam safety, including requesting $437 million to improve flood protection and fix the state's aging transportation and water infrastructure.

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