Water rushing down the damaged Oroville Dam spillway breaches the concrete sides and spreads out across the earthen face of the dam on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017.
Water rushing down the damaged Oroville Dam spillway breaches the concrete sides and spreads out across the earthen face of the dam on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
Water rushing down the damaged Oroville Dam spillway breaches the concrete sides and spreads out across the earthen face of the dam on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com

Photos show big problems left by crumbled portion of Oroville Dam spillway

February 09, 2017 5:15 PM

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