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Oroville Dam

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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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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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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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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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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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State Government

$1 Billion Worth Of Claims For Oroville Dam Damages Filed With The State Of California

August 4, 2017 | Ben Adler

One week before the deadline to formally seek payment from the state of California for damages stemming from the Oroville Dam’s spillway failure this year, the state has received 93 claims worth a combined $1.1 billion.

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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.