A 2005 Bee graphic shows the Oroville Dam and its two spillways.
A 2005 Bee graphic shows the Oroville Dam and its two spillways. Nathaniel Levine nlevine@sacbee.com
A 2005 Bee graphic shows the Oroville Dam and its two spillways. Nathaniel Levine nlevine@sacbee.com

Spillway threat asserted: A state agency seeks relicensing to run Oroville Dam, but a challenge sees design flaws.

February 13, 2017 1:33 PM

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  • See Oroville dam spillway shaping up as repairs continue and deadline looms

    Work to repair and reconstruct the main spillway at Oroville Dam has been under way since April 2017. By November 1, 2017, the main spillway at Lake Oroville is expected to be ready to handle releases of up to 100,000 cubic feet per second. When fully reconstructed, it's expected to handle 270,000 cfs, according to news reports. This video of the repair progress was posted October 17, 2017.