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New Oroville Dam Spillway Has Cracks, Officials Not Worried

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Crews set up concrete pours in a checkerboard pattern at Lake Oroville. Workers must wait four days for concrete to cure before pouring adjacent concrete. Millions of cubic feet of concrete will be poured before the project is completed.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

The new Oroville Dam spillway has hairline cracks, but state and federal officials aren't worried about it.

The second largest reservoir in California completed phase 1 construction on Nov. 1, after a crack in February required 188,000 downstream residents to be evacuated during emergency repairs.

Sacramento Bee reporter Dale Kasler has been covering the Oroville Spillway emergency and repairs for months, and he joins guest host Rick Kushman with an update on the status of the repairs.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Cody Drabble

Insight Producer and On-Air Director

Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco with KQED on every morning during breakfast. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak.   Read Full Bio 

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