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  • Is the Lopez Dam spillway safe?

    Mark Hutchinson, San Luis Obispo County's deputy director of Public Works, takes The Tribune on a tour of the cement Lopez Dam spillway, designed to release water and protect downstream communities from flood. He also talks about the steps taken to inspect and maintain the spillway.

Mark Hutchinson, San Luis Obispo County's deputy director of Public Works, takes The Tribune on a tour of the cement Lopez Dam spillway, designed to release water and protect downstream communities from flood. He also talks about the steps taken to inspect and maintain the spillway. David Middlecamp The Tribune
Mark Hutchinson, San Luis Obispo County's deputy director of Public Works, takes The Tribune on a tour of the cement Lopez Dam spillway, designed to release water and protect downstream communities from flood. He also talks about the steps taken to inspect and maintain the spillway. David Middlecamp The Tribune

Lopez and Whale Rock dams may have design flaws; state orders assessments ‘as soon as possible’

June 12, 2017 8:04 PM