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As Storm Approaches, Officials Wage ‘Aggressive, Proactive Attack’ to Prevent Disaster at Oroville Dam

As Storm Approaches, Officials Wage ‘Aggressive, Proactive Attack’ to Prevent Disaster at Oroville Dam

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With both spillways badly damaged and a new storm approaching, America’s tallest dam on Tuesday became the site of a desperate operation to fortify the massive structures before they face another major test. An eroded section of the Oroville Dam spillway is seen in this image provided by the California Department of WaterResources. A swarm of trucks and helicopters dumped 1,200 tons of material…

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Officials Race Against Weather to Avoid Disaster at Oroville Dam

Officials Race Against Weather to Avoid Disaster at Oroville Dam

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Watch Video There’s no word yet when the 188,000 people who evacuated their homes near Northern California’s Oroville Dam can return. The heavy flows from the 3,000-foot main Oroville dam spillway continues to push debris into the turbid Feather River as the concrete span further eroded and the jagged fracture in its midsection sends water flowing over an adjacent hillside. (Credit: Florence Low…

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Evacuations Ordered Below Damaged California Dam

Evacuations Ordered Below Damaged California Dam

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Max Whittaker | ReutersCalifornia Department of Water Resources personnel monitor water flowing through a damaged spillway on the Oroville Dam in Oroville, California, U.S., on February 10, 2017. Residents below the tallest dam in the United States, near Oroville in Northern California, were urgently ordered to evacuate on Sunday after a spillway appeared for a time to be in danger of imminent…

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