Gilboa, New York before the Reservoir for New York City
Threat of spillway failure at Oroville Dam prompts evacuation of 188,000
Read more here: The Sacramento Bee
Twenty One Mile Dam in Northern Nevada Breaches
Read The Desert News article.
California Oroville Dam Breaches Emergency Spillway
To help New York State communities plan for effects of climate change, new graphics are now available showing the increased likelihood of heavy precipitation events. These graphs, called Intensity Duration Frequency (IDF) curves, show anticipated increases of storm events from 2- to 100-year intervals, and are projected into the future as far as 2099. Read the New Precipitation Models for New York State News Release January 17, 2017. The graphs can be found at NY IDF Projections NRCC Cornell
Get the latest recommendations on how new dam spillways can be designed, and existing older ones modified, to safely pass major flood events.
Read Selecting and Accommodating Inflow Design Floods for Dams
Check the Gilboa Dam water levels
This "Live" hydrograph courtesy of the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service shows the Schoharie Creek at Gilboa Dam water level changes over time. The Flood Categories ( in feet ) are based on NYCDEP spillway curve with notch.
Flood Categories ( in feet )