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The Department of Water Resources has indicated that with the quick rises of water levels on Lake Oroville, it's a very real possibility that they will need to use the spillway soon. more

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A 584-page independent report from a team of dam experts was released today, finding blame for the collapse of the Oroville Dam Spillway more

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“Such corrosion was responsible for the degradation and ultimate failure of the steel reinforcing in parts of the original gated spillway.” more

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    Florence Low California Department of Water R

    Despite current inclement weather, work continues on the area below the Oroville Dam emergency spillway, located in Oroville, California. Rock, aggregate, and cement slurry continue to be placed into areas affected by erosion. This work will continue 24 hours a day. The California Department of Water Resources continues to aggressively monitor the status of the dam, spillways, the Hyatt Power Plant, related structures, and progress of repair activities. Photo taken on February 19, 2017. Florence Low / California Department of Water Resources, FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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    Florence Low California Department of Water R

    Despite current inclement weather, work continues on the area below the Oroville Dam emergency spillway, located in Oroville, California on Sunday on February 19, 2017. (Florence Low/California Department of Water Resources)