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  1. Oroville dam repairs would benefit from multibillion-dollar ballot measureRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 19 | The Fresno Bee

    Recovery efforts continue on the Lake Oroville spillways project, with excavation and rock cleaning to prepare the spillway's foundation, July 14, 2017. Recovery efforts continue on the Lake Oroville spillways project, with excavation and rock cleaning to prepare the spillway's foundation, July 14, 2017.

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  2. Democrats gripe about secrecy in Washington but practice it in SacramentoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 26 | The Fresno Bee

    Knowledge, it's been said, is power. And that explains, in a nutshell, why those in public office fundamentally dislike, and often resist, revealing information to the voting and taxpaying public.

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  3. Oroville Dam update: Demolition of spillway beginsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | The Fresno Bee

    With the spillway gates closed, Kiewit Infrastructure begins demolition work on the lower chute of the spillway. This area, shown on May 21, 2017, is known as "The Bridge" for the stretch of concrete that spans the erosion area beneath it.

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  4. Watch a CHP team rescue hikers from Mt. Whitney by helicopterRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | The Fresno Bee

    Two hikers reached the summit of Mt. Whitney on May 13, but were unable to come back down after one of them developed frostbite.

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  5. a Lethal arrogancea ? Oroville Dam crisis sprang from Pat Browna s towering ambitionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2017 | The Fresno Bee

    A 1990s documentary uses archival footage to detail the construction of the Oroville Dam, an earthfill embankment dam on the Feather River east of the city of Oroville, California, in the United States that was built during the period 1961 to 1968. At 770 feet, it is the tallest dam in the United States and serves mainly for water supply, hydroelectricity generation and flood control.

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  6. Sierra snowpack is huge a " and melting fast. What that means for spring floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2017 | The Fresno Bee

    As state officials completed the final snowpack survey of the season Monday, forecasters predicted high river flows throughout spring into midsummer. The federal government's California Nevada River Forecast Center said the undammed Merced River, which flows through the Yosemite Valley, could rise above flood stage this week.

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  7. Apocalyptic progressivism strikes CaliforniaRead the original story

    Apr 20, 2017 | The Fresno Bee

    During February storms, water goes down Oroville Dam's crippled spillway in Oroville. Over six days, operators of the tallest dam in the United States struggled to figure out their next move after raging floodwaters from California's wettest winter in decades gouged a hole the size of a football field in the dam's main water-release spillway.

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  8. Californiaa s water chief says he may release Oroville Dam documents after trying to keep them secretRead the original story

    Apr 13, 2017 | The Fresno Bee

    California's top water official said Thursday he's considering releasing redacted copies of safety and progress reports at the troubled Oroville Dam after his office had tried to keep them secret because of terrorism concerns. Bill Croyle, the acting director of the Department of Water Resources, told reporters that his staff met for several hours Thursday with Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea to discuss which parts of the documents should be kept secret and which to release.

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  9. Jerry Browna s administration blocks public review of Oroville Dam recordsRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2017 | The Fresno Bee

    New video shows water coming down Oroville Dam's main spillway on March 21, 2017. The dam's main spillway fractured Feb. 7, 2017, prompting a temporary shutdown of the structure as a big storm rolled in.

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  10. Gang violence crackdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2017 | The Fresno Bee

    The Fresno Police Department is deploying more officers on a two week crackdown of gun violence in the city, specifically targeting gang members. Local residents receive "drive-up" ashes and blessings from their vehicles for Ash Wednesday at Community United Church of Christ in Fresno on March 1, 2017.

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  11. From the air: Images show ruined Oroville Dam spillway, hard-hit Feather RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2017 | The Fresno Bee

    A helicopter tour over Oroville Dam and the Feather River on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, reveals the dramatic extent of damage suffered by the spillway, the adjacent hillside scoured down to bedrock and the streambed of the Feather River piled with rock and other debris by dangerous high flows that nearly caused catastrophe beginning on Feb. 12. A series of storms filled Lake Oroville and taxed the dam's main and emergency spillways, while causing widespread flooding and evacuations downstream.

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  12. California flood control called a life and death crisis, but federal funding is uncertainRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2017 | The Fresno Bee

    The state Department of Water Resources reports that contractors continue to remove sediment and debris below the Lake Oroville spillway. Lake levels have risen 3 feet to elevation 843 feet since the spillway gates were closed.

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  13. Oroville Dam shuts down main spillway, crews begin damage assessmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2017 | The Fresno Bee

    Shutting off the main spillway brought into view the massive mound of concrete, rubble and debris that has formed in the channel at its base. The eroded material has raised channel levels to the point that the dam's hydroelectric plant can't function.

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  14. Giant chasm revealed as water stops flowing at Oroville DamRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2017 | The Fresno Bee

    In these photos from the Oroville Dam, the beauty and danger of the waters at Lake Oroville can be witnessed. DWR officials continue to repair erosion at the dam's emergency spillway.

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  15. Can Oroville Dama s badly damaged spillway hold up through the rainy season?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2017 | The Fresno Bee

    As seen from the air and ground level, the gaping hole in the spillway was first photographed by The Bee on Feb. 8, the same day that inspectors were sent via tether down into the hole. Water was released later that same day.

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  16. Watch and hear powerfully rushing Willow Creek near Bass LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2017 | The Fresno Bee

    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.

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  17. Jerry Brown wants to spend nearly $450 million on flood control following dam emergencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2017 | The Fresno Bee

    A 1990s documentary uses archival footage to detail the construction of the Oroville Dam, an earthfill embankment dam on the Feather River east of the city of Oroville, California, in the United States that was built during the period 1961 to 1968. At 770 feet, it is the tallest dam in the United States and serves mainly for water supply, hydroelectricity generation and flood control.

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  18. Two bodies found in burned pickup truck in FresnoRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2017 | The Fresno Bee

    Police detectives are investigating the discovery of two bodies in a burned GMC pickup truck west of Highway 99 in Fresno early Tuesday, February 21, 2017. A large crowd turned out in downtown Fresno Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, for Sanctuary for All's solidarity march in support of undocumented residents and opposed to building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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  19. Bill is due for Californiaa s highly engineered way of lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2017 | The Fresno Bee

    No disaster is entirely natural in our re-engineered state and Central Valley. Owing to our hubris, we humans have a direct hand in them all.

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  20. Eight water bonds passed since 2000, and we still have the Oroville disasterRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2017 | The Fresno Bee

    After six years of drought and a few months of flooding, California's decades-long political commitment to ideology of being either for the environment or against progress has endangered the state's water supply system and is threatening public safety, environmental health and economic stability. Rather than upgrade California's water collection and delivery systems, for 50 years state bureaucrats, political appointees and many elected officials focused their priorities on an onslaught of environmental standards, regulations, projects and programs committed to their rose-colored-glasses vision of California.

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