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Rebuilding The Lake Oroville Spillways

October 11, 2017 | Bob Moffitt

In February, water bored a huge hole in the Lake Oroville main spillway. The ensuing closure of the main gates and use of the emergency spillway caused more damage and thousands to evacuate. Most, but not all, of the repair work will end in November.

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Environment

Lessons From Oroville Dam: New Report Calls For Changes

September 19, 2017 | Bob Moffitt

A collection of environmental, fishing and whitewater groups recommends changes to dam management in a new report, issued in response to the failure of the main spillway at Lake Oroville in February.

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Environment

Report: Bad Design And Construction Led To Oroville Spillway Crisis

September 5, 2017 | Randol White

An independent team of dam experts says bad design and construction led to the massive erosion problem at Lake Oroville's spillways this past winter.

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Environment

A Trip Down The Feather River Shows Impacts Of Oroville Spillway Failure

August 14, 2017 | Bob Moffitt

Fishing guide Brian Clemens has seen the changes on the Feather River firsthand following the significant releases of water from Lake Oroville.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: Butte County Farmers Sue California Over Oroville Dam Crisis

August 4, 2017 | Chris Remington

The recent claim brought by two Butte County farmers against the state of California for the Oroville Spillway crisis raises the question: “How does one sue the state?” State Government Reporter Ben Adler explains in this week’s Capitol Chat.

California Department of Water Resources

DWR Officials Look Into Unauthorized Explosion At Oroville Spillway, Halt Blasting

July 6, 2017 | Randol White

Blasting at the Oroville Spillway work site is halted for the time being as managers figure out what was behind a recent unauthorized explosion.

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State Government

Oroville Residents Do Not Mince Words On State's Handling of Emergency Spillway

May 3, 2017 | Amy Quinton

California water managers got an earful from angry residents in Oroville Tuesday night because of how complications with the emergency spillway were handled.

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