Oroville Dam: Threats, Cover-Ups Inside the City’s Bombshell Suit Against DWR

A lawsuit filed Wednesday by the city of Oroville against the state Department of Water Resources is chock-full of allegations, ranging from acts of racism and sexual harassment to deferred maintenance because of pressure from the State Water Contractors to keep costs down. The city is seeking reimbursement for incurred expenses as a result of the Oroville Dam spillway crisis, including lost sales tax revenue, overtime for public safety personnel assisting with the evacuation on Feb. 12 and damage to roads.