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Oroville Dam

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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Laura A. Oda The Oakland Tribune

The cost to repair the dam has nearly doubled to $500 million, with a finish date of November 1st more

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Yes, there are prehistoric creatures swimming in Lake Oroville. So the question is, can they harm you? 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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    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)

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    Florence Low California Department of Water R

    The California Department of Water Resources continues to examine and repair the erosion below the Oroville Dam auxiliary spillway. More than 125 construction crews are working around the clock, and placing 1,200 tons of material on the spillway per hour using helicopters and heavy construction equipment at the Butte County site. Photo taken February 18, 2017. Florence Low / California Department of Water Resources