Dam, disaster, dollars

Comprehensive dam forum to be held Saturday

A free public forum on the past, present and future of Oroville Dam with an emphasis on its economic impacts is scheduled for Saturday (Sept. 16) at the Southside Oroville Community Center.

Topics of discussion will include the dam’s construction, maintenance, recreational and business connections, safety, ongoing repairs and potential. Representatives from the state’s Department of Water Resources, Butte County and the Oroville Area Chamber of Commerce will give presentations during the first half, followed by a panel discussion focusing on economic factors. Attendees will have the opportunity to share questions and comments.

The event is hosted by the League of Women Voters of Butte County and is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.