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  1. Oroville Dam spillway failure blamed on water intruding under the concrete structureRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 5 | Los Angeles Times

    The main spillway at Oroville Dam broke apart in February when underground water pressure lifted a massive section of the concrete floor into the flow of water and caused rapid erosion of the foundation, according to an interim investigation report released Tuesday. The underlying causes of the massive failure were a combination of aging; design flaws and maintenance shortcomings that included an inadequate drain system under the spillway; thin sections of concrete; and repaired fissures that allowed water to penetrate into the foundation, the report said.

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  2. Heat wave, winds and low humidity fuel wildfires across CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 31 | Los Angeles Times

    Over 1,100 firefighters are currently battling the Ponderosa Fire in Butte County that has destroyed ten homes. A suspect was arrested in connection with the fire Tuesday.

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  3. Growing wildfire east of Lake Oroville destroys 10 homes; 1,500 people told to fleeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 30 | Los Angeles Times

    A fast-growing wildfire near Lake Oroville has destroyed 10 homes and triggered evacuation orders for 1,500 residents, fire officials said. The Ponderosa fire erupted just after 1:15 p.m. Tuesday in a wooded and rugged area about two miles northwest of Forbestown, 21 miles east of Oroville, said Mary Ann Aldrich, spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection in Butte County.

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  4. Praise pours in for firefighters pictured saving American flag in Oroville wildfireRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    Firefighters save a U.S. flag as flames from the Wall fire close in on a luxury home in Oroville, Calif., on July 8, 2017. Firefighters save a U.S. flag as flames from the Wall fire close in on a luxury home in Oroville, Calif., on July 8, 2017.

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  5. State orders in-depth assessments of more than 50 California dams following Oroville crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    An aerial photo shows the heavily damaged spillway at the Oroville Dam on April 11, 2017. In light of the crisis at Oroville Dam earlier this year, state regulators have begun ordering up-close inspections of aging dams throughout California.

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  6. State orders in-depth assessments of more than 50 California dams following Oroville crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    An aerial photo shows the heavily damaged spillway at the Oroville Dam on April 11, 2017. In light of the crisis at Oroville Dam earlier this year, state regulators have begun ordering up-close inspections of aging dams throughout California.

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  7. State officials get slammed for the Oroville Dam spillway failure at Sacramento hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    Bill Croyle, acting director of the Dept. of Water Resources, flanked by Resources Secretary John Laird, left, and consultant David Gutierrez, discusses the Oroville Dam at a joint Assembly committee hearing.

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  8. Star-crossed salmon survive spillway erosion at Oroville dam but...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    Volunteers help shovel the muddy sediment that has built up in the salmon raceway near Oroville dam in a February file photo. Although about 5 million of the salmon fry were saved, later about 250,000 died after a pump at a hatchery failed.

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  9. Former Northern California narcotics deputy convicted of smuggling marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    A former Butte County sheriff's narcotics investigator was convicted this week of smuggling 220 pounds of California-grade marijuana as part of a cross-country drug ring, according to the U.S. attorney's office. Jurors in Harrisburg, Penn., delivered the guilty verdict Wednesday in the two-day drug trafficking and money laundering trial of Christopher Mark Heath, who was working with the Sheriff's Office when he was arrested in 2015, according to the attorney's office.

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  10. Oroville Dam spillway had two dozen problems that may have led to mass failure, report saysRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    The massive failure of the Oroville Dam 's main spillway in February involved two dozen potential design and maintenance problems, including thin concrete, inadequate reinforcing steel and weaknesses in the foundation, a panel of engineering experts reported Wednesday. A forensic investigation team said it was issuing a preliminary list of causes so that engineers do not repeat the problems as they rush to fix the spillway before the next cycle of rains begins in November.

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  11. California not operating damaged Oroville dam safely, area mayors sayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    California is putting communities downstream in danger of flooding with the way it runs the now-crippled Oroville Dam , mayors and county leaders wrote this week in a strongly worded letter to Gov. Jerry Brown . The letter - signed by the mayors of Oroville and six other communities downstream, county leaders, state lawmakers and others - comes in the wake of a February spillway emergency at the dam that forced the evacuation of 188,000 people.

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  12. Water under Oroville spillway probably caused February collapse, state consultants sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    Official reports released Monday say the catastrophic damage to Oroville Dam 's main spillway probably stemmed from swift water flows under the concrete chute, which was cracked and of uneven thickness. The observations, contained in consultants' reports prepared for the state Department of Water Resources, echo much of an independent assessment made for UC Berkeley's Center for Catastrophic Risk Management.

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  13. Oroville dam spillway failure was caused by serious design,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    Design flaws, construction shortcomings and maintenance errors caused the Oroville Dam spillway to break apart in February, according to an independent analysis by Robert Bea for the Center for Catastrophic Risk Analysis at UC Berkeley. Bea, a co-founder of the center and retired civil engineering professor, found that in the 1960s, when the dam was being planned, designers did not call for a thick enough concrete spillway floor.

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  14. More rainstorms prompt the reopening of the damaged Oroville Dam spillwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    State officials have reopened the damaged spillway at Oroville Dam as another set of rainstorms began moving across Northern California. Water resumed gushing through the partly collapsed concrete chute Friday morning, said Kristyne Van Skike, who is on the state Department of Water Resources team that's managing the spillway.

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  15. State will send more water to Southern California as it boosts...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    Storage at Lake Oroville, the keystone reservoir in the State Water Project, is above average, prompting officials to make the highest delivery allocation since 2006. Storage at Lake Oroville, the keystone reservoir in the State Water Project, is above average, prompting officials to make the highest delivery allocation since 2006.

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  16. Officials plan to release water on damaged Oroville Dam spillway ahead of more wet weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    Oroville Dam's crippled spillway in a February file photo. With stormy weather approaching, California plans to resume releasing water down the damaged spillway at the nation's tallest dam.

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  17. Facing a tight deadline, state outlines initial repair plans for broken Oroville spillwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    State officials said Thursday that they hope to sign a contract for reconstruction of the heavily damaged Lake Oroville spillway by April 17. "We're working very fast," said Bill Croyle, acting director of the Department of Water Resources, which is under intense pressure to get the spillway in shape before the start of next winter's rainy season. Although Croyle said the department has to conduct in nine months design and construction work that would normally take several years to complete, he expressed confidence that it was possible.

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  18. State water agency unlikely to meet deadlines to repair Oroville Reservoir, expert saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    An engineering expert who visited the troubled Oroville Reservoir said this week that it would be nearly impossible for the state to complete temporary repairs to its fractured and eroded main spillway by a target date of Nov. 1. In a report submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission this week, a panel of five independent consulting engineers warned that "a significant risk would be incurred" if the main spillway was not operational after October, which is the traditional start of California's rainy season. However, an engineering and risk management expert who was not part of the consulting panel told The Times this week that he doubted the state could meet such a close deadline.

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  19. Nearly six weeks after Oroville reservoir crisis, authorities lift evacuation advisoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    Evacuees at the Bangor Community Hall in February get the news from Butte County sheriff's deputies that the mandatory evacuation order has been lifted. An evacuation advisory was lifted Wednesday.

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  20. 1 million Chinook salmon are returned to river fed by troubled Oroville ReservoirRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    Salmon fry are rescued from the muddy water before raceways are cleaned at the Feather River Fish Hatchery in Oroville. Salmon fry are rescued from the muddy water before raceways are cleaned at the Feather River Fish Hatchery in Oroville.

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