The Story of the Oroville Dam Spillway Crisis
by William R. Sager
& Wayne T. Wilson
A few days after the Oroville Dam flood control spillway began failing sending concrete and millions of cubic yards of eroding soil into the Thermalito diversion pool, Retired CAL FIRE Chief, Bill Sager called me and asked if I would be interested in working on a book about the event. We both knew that getting started early would make it easier to gather accurate details and to chronicle the complexity of this rapidly changing incident. After 18 months and hundreds of hours of interviews and research, Spillway Emergency is almost ready to go to print.
The expected release date of Spillway Emergency is December 10, 2018. Watch this website for release details.