The Oroville Dam (for real this time)


Naturally enough, the minute I finally gave up on driving up and down the main drag of Oroville trying to find the dam, and decided to head out of town to the next stop, I find ten or eleven signs pointing the way to it.

For all its size, it’s oddly unimpressive — I think because it’s basically a huge earth berm; it winds up just looking like an unusually-placed hillside. Big vertical walls of concrete are much more startling-looking.

Photo of The Oroville Dam (for real this time)