What you need to know about the massive Oroville dam emergency in California
California is trying to avert disaster at the tallest dam in the United States. With the possibility of more rain on the way, engineers are working as quickly as possible while evacuees are uncertain when they will be able to return home.
Crews prepare the main spillway for resurfacing and work on the splashpad in this video from mid-April. The Oroville Dam spillway was damaged in February 2018, causing the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people.
A gaping hole was discovered in the Oroville Dam main spillway on Feb. 7, 2017, marking the start of a crisis that eventually led to the evacuation of 188,000 downstream residents. A little over a year later, work continues between the emergency s
Assemblyman James Gallagher, R-Yuba City, holds a press conference outside of the Capitol Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, to mark the one-year anniversary of the Oroville Dam evacuations and the passage of his bill to tighten dam inspection standards. Lawm
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