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The government was warned that the Oroville Dam emergency spillway was unsafe. It didn’t listen

February 15, 2017 10:30 pm
The government was warned that the Oroville Dam emergency spillway was unsafe. It didn’t listen

Aerial photos of the emergency spillway at Lake Oroville shows signs of damage from the water which spilled over recently. Photo / AP In 2005, three environmental groups warned state and federal officials about what they believed was a problem with the Oroville Dam’s emergency spillway – the same one […]

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Race to drain Oroville Dam ahead of second storm as evacuations continue

February 14, 2017 7:00 am
Race to drain Oroville Dam ahead of second storm as evacuations continue

A helicopter kicks up dust as it lands at a staging area near the Oroville Dam. Photo / AP California is in a desperate race against time to drain up to 15-metres of water from the stricken Oroville Dam before a storm hits Thursday (NZ time). Almost 200,000 people were […]

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Oroville, California dam collapse fears spark evacuations

February 13, 2017 10:30 pm
Oroville, California dam collapse fears spark evacuations

Feb. 11, 2017: Aerial photo released by the California Department of Water Resources shows the damaged spillway with eroded hillside in Oroville, California. Photo / AP Thousands of people are being evacuated from their homes in California amid warnings part of the tallest dam in the United States is in […]

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