This Aug. 23, 2016, satellite image released by DigitalGlobe and taken by DigitalGlobe's WorldView-2 satellite shows an overview of the Oroville Dam in Oroville, Calif. On Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, thousands of people were evacuated from counties downstream of the nation's tallest dam amid concerns the spillway could fail and send water roaring downstream.
This Aug. 23, 2016, satellite image released by DigitalGlobe and taken by DigitalGlobe's WorldView-2 satellite shows an overview of the Oroville Dam in Oroville, Calif. On Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, thousands of people were evacuated from counties downstream of the nation's tallest dam amid concerns the spillway could fail and send water roaring downstream. WorldView-2 AP
This Aug. 23, 2016, satellite image released by DigitalGlobe and taken by DigitalGlobe's WorldView-2 satellite shows an overview of the Oroville Dam in Oroville, Calif. On Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, thousands of people were evacuated from counties downstream of the nation's tallest dam amid concerns the spillway could fail and send water roaring downstream. WorldView-2 AP

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