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  1. California asks federal taxpayers to fund repairs to Oroville damRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 9 | The Daily Democrat

    SAN FRANCISCO >> California is asking the federal government to pay 75 percent of the hundreds of millions of dollars in repairs to the badly damaged spillways at the nation's tallest dam, a state water agency spokeswoman said Monday. The question of whether taxpayers or the water contractors that get water via the Oroville Dam would foot the biggest share of the bill has been one of many contentious ones in the aftermath of this winter's damage at the dam, which is an anchor of the state's water supply system.

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  2. Oroville Dam update: More flow, more questions being askedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | The Daily Democrat

    Bill Croyle, acting director of the Department of Water Resources, briefs reporters Thursday in Oroville about the latest work at Lake Oroville. Oroville >> Many questions remain unanswered about the status and plans for the damaged Oroville Dam spillways.

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  3. Fines begin for growing too much pot in Butte CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2017 | The Daily Democrat

    Oroville >> A hefty fine for growing more marijuana than allowed by Butte County rules has been issued during the first of several planned hearings on large pot gardens. The Butte County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to place a $52,000 lien against the property at 224 Edgehill Drive in Oroville.

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  4. Watching water, rice growers get annual review, worry listRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2017 | The Daily Democrat

    Richvale >> A drought, followed by a flood, damage at Oroville Dam - it's been a topsy-turvy few years for farmers in the Sacramento Valley. Water leaders told growers to stay tuned for more twists and turns, particularly from statewide plans for surface water lows.

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  5. One million chinook salmon rescued during Oroville Dam spillway crisis released into Feather RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | The Daily Democrat

    Roughly one million endangered baby spring-run chinook salmon that were saved by Department of Fish and Wildlife technicians at the Feather River Fish Hatchery during the Oroville Dam spillway failure are released Monday into the Feather River at the Boyd Pump boat ramp near Yuba City. Fish and Wildlife Technician Dave Lunsford said, “It's amazing they're still alive.” Roughly one million endangered baby spring-run chinook salmon are released Monday into the Feather River near Yuba City after being saved by Department of Fish and Wildlife technicians at the Feather River Fish Hatchery during the Oroville Dam spillway failure.

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  6. Floods bring fresh prospects, adventures in gold miningRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2017 | The Daily Democrat

    Joey Wilson, left, rings up Curtis Barwick for a gold pan and a portable slough Saturday at Adventures in Prospecting in downtown Oroville. Oroville >> Now is not the time to quit your day job in hopes of striking it rich.

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  7. Oroville Dam operators stop flow down spillway, see extensive damageRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2017 | The Daily Democrat

    After a middle section of the spillway crumbled Feb. 7, the high releases carved their own path to the bedrock to the right of the damaged spillway. Oroville >> The state Department of Water Resources halted flows down Lake Oroville's spillway Monday afternoon in an effort to get the Hyatt Powerplant up and running and to assess damage.

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  8. A flood of options for homeowners needing to insureRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2017 | The Daily Democrat

    After a season of storms that has left overflowing rivers, floods and landslides in their wake across parts of the Bay Area, many homeowners have been left wondering what kind of damage is covered by their insurance. The evacuation of nearly 200,000 people from Oroville due to the damage to a dam's emergency spillway has highlighted the importance of preparedness and insurance, insurance experts say.

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  9. No imminent danger of flooding in Knights Landing, residents toldRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2017 | The Daily Democrat

    COURTESYA photograph of the 1909 flood that swept through Knights Landing hung on a wall in the Knights Landing Community Center, offering a reminder of what could happen should levees fail. Both Bair, Carey and others were assisted by a Spanish language translator.

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  10. Warning, escape route lacking near Oroville damRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | The Daily Democrat

    In 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.

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  11. Tiny bubbles made Oroville dama s spillway collapseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2017 | The Daily Democrat

    How did a giant, gaping hole tear through the massive Oroville Dam's main concrete spillway last week, setting in motion the chain of events that could have led to one of America's deadliest dam failures? The prospect is simple yet terrifying and has been the culprit in a number of near disasters at dams across the globe since engineers discovered the process about 50 years ago. Called “cavitation,” water flowing fast and in large volumes can rumble over small cracks, bumps or other imperfections in concrete dam spillways as they release water during wet years.

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  12. Quick-moving storm to sweep across Northern CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2017 | The Daily Democrat

    Two more atmospheric rivers are barreling toward California, including one early next week that will bring a new torrent to Lake Oroville. The seemingly never-ending conveyor belt of storms that has so far produced the wettest winter in 20 years, washing away the drought in 75 percent of the state.

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  13. They helped build Oroville Dam, now they refuse to evacuateRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2017 | The Daily Democrat

    OROVILLE >> Russell Hanks' family - his great-grandfather, grandfather, uncles and cousins - all helped build the Oroville Dam in the 1950s and have worked on it since. It's one reason the entire family stayed put and ignored evacuation orders when the spillways began to fail.

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  14. Mandatory evacuations lifted for residents downstream of Oroville DamRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2017 | The Daily Democrat

    Workers stage rocks at a dam overlook parking lot on Monday. They are being trucked across the dam and dumped into erosion that developed when the emergency spillway overflowed.

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  15. Evacuations remain in effect in Yuba and Sutter countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | The Daily Democrat

    California Department of Water Resources crews inspect and evaluate the erosion just below the Lake Oroville Emergency Spillway site after lake levels receded on Monday morning. The outflow from the primary Oroville Spillway remains at 100,000 cubic feet per second to decrease the lake level by 50 feet to handle the next round of storms this week.

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  16. Evacuations remain in effect along Feather River, lake level droppingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | The Daily Democrat

    Rocks are being stacked at the Lake Oroville overlook on the south side of the dam for possible use to plug erosion in the emergency spillway. Oroville >> Evacuations remained in effect Monday in Oroville and points downstream on the Feather River after officials feared that the emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam could fail.

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  17. Feds order water officials to create dam review panelRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | The Daily Democrat

    OROVILLE >> Federal officials Monday ordered California to convene a five-member independent board of dam experts to review the condition of Oroville's auxiliary spillway and the damaged regular concrete spillway, and to make recommendations about how to improve safety during the emergency and over the long-term. In a letter to the state Department of Water Resources, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission also required the state to hire “a fully independent third party” to perform a “forensic analysis” to determine the cause of the main spillway failure and whether it could occur again.

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  18. Evacuees might not return until spillway is repairedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | The Daily Democrat

    Water continues to run down the main spillway at Lake Oroville on Monday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Oroville, Calif. The water level dropped Monday behind the nation's tallest dam, reducing the risk of a catastrophic spillway collapse and easing fears that prompted the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people downstream.

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  19. Live Updates: Latest on Oroville spillway damage and water releasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | The Daily Democrat

    Oroville Dam operators, quickly running out of options, said they'll ramp up releases on the damaged spillway this morning even though a middle section of the spillway is gone.Stay tuned right here for live updates on the spillway and what DWR's plans are in the face of flood risk.

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  20. 180,000 evacuate because of emergency spillway dangerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | The Daily Democrat

    Traffic crawls bumper to bumper along the Olive Highway in Oroville Sunday evening after evacuations were ordered due to fears the Oroville Dam emergency spillway structure could fail. Oroville >> An estimated 180,000 people were ordered to evacuate along the Feather River on Sunday afternoon after erosion raised fears the emergency spillway at Oroville Dam could fail.

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