Earthquake Inspections Indicate no Damage to State Water Project, Levees
The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) inspections
indicate no damage to State Water Project facilities or levees
following the Oct. 30 magnitude 5.6 earthquake along the Calaveras
Fault. DWR followed standard inspection procedures after the quake
occurred, officials said on Oct. 31.
South Bay facilities, North Bay facilities, San Luis Dam, O'Neill
Dam, Los Banos Detention Dam, Gianelli Pumping/Generating Plant, Dos
Amigos Pumping Plant and the main State Water Project canal from
Clifton Court to milepost 91 were inspected. State Water Project
facilities requiring inspection are determined by the magnitude of an
earthquake and the distance of the given facility from the epicenter.
The quake's epicenter was a considerable distance from flood control
levees and no problems are anticipated, but precautionary surveys
continued on Oct. 31.
For more information, contact DWR at www.water.ca.gov.