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.
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.
Oroville Residents Relieved To Return Home After EvacuationResidents evacuated from the area downstream from the Oroville Dam began making their way back home Tuesday afternoon following two days of nerve-wracking uncertainty.
Trump Approves Emergency Aid Request For Oroville DamGov. Jerry Brown says the federal government has approved aid to support the rebuilding of the shore of a damaged Oroville dam and help the affected communities.
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.
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.
Water Released Over Emergency Spillway At Oroville DamAt a Saturday afternoon press conference, officials stressed the dam is structurally sound and there is no immediate threat to the public.