Extraordinary Winter Tests California Flood ControlOn one hand, it was a textbook lesson in the power of small problems, or in this case, a small breach in a dam spillway that almost caused a catastrophe.
Blasted By West Coast Storm, Californians Grapple With Slides, Snow, FloodingWith the storm feeding on an atmospheric river of moisture stretching far out into the Pacific, precautionary evacuations of homes in some neighborhoods were requested.
Workers Rush Repairs At Oroville Dam, Reduce Lake Level Before StormsThe Oroville Reservoir is continuing to drain as state water officials scrambled to reduce the lake's level ahead of impending storms.
Some Oroville Dam Evacuees Waiting To Return HomeThe stress of evacuation and an uncertain future were enough for Donald Azevedo and his family to opt to stay a few more nights in an emergency shelter rather than risk having to do it all again.
Highway 50 In Sierra Closed Due To Mudslides A key mountain route between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe is closed indefinitely because of a series of mudslides.
Regulators Dismissed Oroville Dam Concerns 12 Years AgoEnvironmental activists and local government officials warned more than a decade ago about the risk of catastrophic flooding below a major Northern California dam, but state and federal regulators dismissed those fears at the time.
Oroville Dam Operating Under Temporary Licenses For 10 YearsThe Oroville Dam threatened by the possible failure of a damaged emergency spillway that forced the weekend evacuation of almost 200,000 residents has operated under temporary licenses for a decade, according to new reports.
Fear And Chaos During The Oroville Dam ExodusIt was just an ordinary Sunday afternoon in Tevin Lee’s Oroville neighborhood. Then the evacuation alert was sounded.
What Would Happen If The Oroville Emergency Spillway Fails?If the emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam gave way, it would send a pressure wave down the system.
Tons Of Rocks Bolster Failing Oroville Dam SpillwayA fleet of state and National Guard helicopters were preparing to dump tons of rocks on an eroding spillway at the Oroville Dam Monday, carrying with them the hopes of more than 188,000 evacuees who fled in panic when a collapse appeared to be imminent.
RAW VIDEO: Chopper 5 Over Oroville Dam Day After EvacuationChopper 5 was over Oroville Dam in Butte County, a day after 188,000 people downstream along the Feather River were evacuated due to fears of a potential failure of the emergency spillway.
188,000 Evacuated Near Oroville Dam SpillwayAt least 188,000 people were asked to evacuate in the area near the Oroville Dam Sunday after authorities warned an emergency spillway in the structure was in danger of failing and unleashing uncontrolled flood waters on towns below.