The auxiliary spillway at Oroville Dam shows signs of damage from the water that spilled over the emergency spillway for the first time in history. Rock will be dumped into the damaged areas to shore up the spillway.
The auxiliary spillway at Oroville Dam shows signs of damage from the water that spilled over the emergency spillway for the first time in history. Rock will be dumped into the damaged areas to shore up the spillway. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
The auxiliary spillway at Oroville Dam shows signs of damage from the water that spilled over the emergency spillway for the first time in history. Rock will be dumped into the damaged areas to shore up the spillway. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
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February 13, 2017 4:41 PM

Oroville Dam crisis warns us of need to maintain infrastructure

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