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Oroville Dam

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Environment

Oroville Residents Blast State Over Dam Repairs

December 7, 2017

Oroville residents vented decades of frustration with state water managers Wednesday, telling officials they have no credibility when they say hairline cracks in a newly rebuilt spillway are nothing to worry about.

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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

Report: Green Spot Not A Risk To Oroville Dam Safety

August 30, 2017 | Amy Quinton

An independent Board of Consultants' report says the mysterious green spot on the face of Oroville Dam is not a sign the dam is leaking.

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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.