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  • Whitewater flows as damaged Oroville Dam spillway is reopened

    After being closed to allow for assessment, repairs and dredging o the Feather River below, the Oroville Dam main spillway again is funneling water from fast-filling Lake Oroville. Releases roared down the still-compromised concrete chute on Friday, March 17, 2017.

After being closed to allow for assessment, repairs and dredging o the Feather River below, the Oroville Dam main spillway again is funneling water from fast-filling Lake Oroville. Releases roared down the still-compromised concrete chute on Friday, March 17, 2017. Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee
After being closed to allow for assessment, repairs and dredging o the Feather River below, the Oroville Dam main spillway again is funneling water from fast-filling Lake Oroville. Releases roared down the still-compromised concrete chute on Friday, March 17, 2017. Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

Observations on California and its politics

Oroville Dam secrecy helps further erode trust for big state projects

April 25, 2017 2:54 PM

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