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  1. Farmers seek damages over Oroville Dam spillway failureRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 2 | SFGate

    Walnut farmers say they lost more than two dozen acres of land along the Feather River when the Oroville Dam spillway failed in February. Walnut farmers say they lost more than two dozen acres of land along the Feather River when the Oroville Dam spillway failed in February.

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  2. Drone video shows repairs progressing at Oroville DamRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | SFGate

    The California Department of Water Resources shared this drone video showing concrete being roller-compacted on the eroded areas of the Oroville Dam's main spillway. Drone video released by the California Department of Water Resources shows how repairs are moving along at the Oroville Dam's main spillway, which crumbled during the extremely wet winter and forced the evacuation of 180,000 people.

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  3. 'Green spots' on Oroville Dam raise concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | SFGate

    A 15-member team at UC Berkeley conducted an analysis on the condition of the nation's tallest dam that caused a state crisis when its spillway failed earlier this year. The group issued a report through the university's Center for Catastrophic Risk Management identifying several design flaws and maintenance issues that contributed to the failure and that could cause future problems.

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  4. Most striking photos from the 2017 California fire seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2017 | SFGate

    This Saturday, July 8, 2017, photo released by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows a DC-10 making a fire retardant drop on a ridge line along the eastern flank of the Alamo Fire in Santa Barbara County, Calif. Wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western U.S. and Canada, destroying a smattering of homes, forcing thousands to flee and temporarily trapping children and counselors at a California campground.

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  5. Butte County fire 75 percent contained, evacuations liftedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2017 | SFGate

    One Northern California family is thankful after learning that their home is still standing after a destructive fire ripped through Butte County over the weekend. Evacuation orders were lifted Thursday morning in Butte County west of Oroville after a wildfire that started nearly a week ago was 75 percent contained, state officials said.

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  6. Butte County's Wall Fire 75 percent contained, evacuationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2017 | SFGate

    Bryce Briare and Mike Manibusan with the Marin County Fire Department work on a smoldering hotspot at the Wall fire near Oroville, Calif., on July 10, 2017. On Thursday morning, state officials said the blaze, which destroyed 41 homes, was 75 percent contained.

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  7. Evacuees return home as wildfires across West calm downRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2017 | SFGate

    Nearly all evacuation orders have been called off for three major fires across California as dozens of wildfires throughout the West were coming under control. A fire near the Northern California town of Oroville, which drove 4,000 people from their homes was 70 percent contained late Wednesday, allowing all residents there to return.

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  8. Building a Model to Help Restore Oroville Dam's ShatteredRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2017 | SFGate

    California water officials are relying on key hydrology tests being performed in Utah on a replica of the Oroville Dam spillway to pinpoint what repairs will work best at the tallest dam in the U.S for a spillway that was torn apart in February. Anyone who contemplated the wreckage of the Oroville Dam's main spillway back in February - either while water was pounding down the shattered concrete structure or when the flow was stopped later and the enormity of the damage was fully visible - probably had this thought cross their mind: "That is going to be tough to fix."

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  9. California ordering inspections at aging dams after crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2017 | SFGate

    This June 14, 2017, photo provided by the City of San Luis Obispo shows the Whale Rock reservoir spillway in San Luis Obispo, Calif. California is asking owners of about 70 aging dams, some dating back to the Gold Rush, to thoroughly inspect their spillways and underlying rock, as part of stepped-up inspections in the wake of the surprise spillway failures at the nation's highest dam, the Oroville Dam.

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  10. Repair work begins at damaged California spillwayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | SFGate

    In this Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, water flows down the Oroville Dam's crippled spillway in Oroville, Calif. Construction crews in California have begun demolishing the destroyed portion of the main spillway at Oroville Dam as they race to repair the structure in time for the next rainy season, state water officials and construction managers said Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

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  11. Oroville elementary hit by sudden appearance of 100 small fishRead the original story

    May 19, 2017 | SFGate

    Teachers and administrators at Stanford Avenue Elementary School in Oroville are still seeking answers after encountering a fishy sight Tuesday morning: around 100 tiny carp and bluegill fish that seemed to have " rained " on two roofs and the playground of the school. A running theory among some Oroville residents believe that the peculiar happening could have been caused by a weather phenomenon that occurs when wind spouts and storm currents can pick up small fish from a shallow body of water and drop them on land, sometimes miles away from the point of origin.

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  12. Oroville Dam spillway to go offline for rest of year, allowingRead the original story

    May 18, 2017 | SFGate

    State officials plan to stop releasing water down the mangled main spillway at Oroville Dam on Friday, allowing workers to begin months of round-the-clock repairs to the chute and to an emergency spillway that is also badly damaged. The main spillway's gates will begin closing at 9 a.m. Friday and slowly pinch off the outflow from the reservoir until they are fully shut at 1 p.m., said the California Department of Water Resources.

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  13. Oroville Dam spillway to go offline for rest of year for repairsRead the original story

    Feb 7, 2017 | SFGate

    State officials plan to stop releasing water down the mangled main spillway at Oroville Dam on Friday, allowing workers to begin months of round-the-clock repairs to the chute and to an emergency spillway that is also badly damaged. The main spillway's gates will begin closing at 9 a.m. Friday and slowly pinch off the outflow from the reservoir until they are fully shut at 1 p.m., said the California Department of Water Resources.

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  14. Ex-governor's ambitions paved way to dam crisis, records sayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2017 | SFGate

    This Nov. 5, 1958 file photo shows Governor-elect Edmund G. "Pat" Brown holding up a newspaper proclaiming his victory in the race for California governor in San Francisco. Historical records reveal the late Brown misled voters about the cost of building the nation's tallest dam, ignored recommendations to delay construction and dismissed allegations that substandard materials were used to build the Oroville Dam project.

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  15. 200,000 salmon survive Oroville spillway erosion, then suffocateRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2017 | SFGate

    In this file photo, Adam Anton, with the Department of Fish and Wildlife, weighs salmon at the Feather River Hatchery Thermalito Annex in Oroville, Calif. on Monday, March 20, 2017.

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  16. California lawmakers fault oversight of half-century-old damRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | SFGate

    David Gutierrez, a consultant for the Department of Water Resources., answers a lawmaker's questions concerning the damaged spillways of the Oroville Dam during a joint Assembly committee hearing Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Lawmakers cited emerging technical reports from two independent teams of experts on the Oroville Dam's two spillway's, citing concrete that was thinner than modern standards call for, cracks, tree roots that had blocked spillway drains and bedrock anchoring the dam that was far weaker then assumed as some of the reasons for the near collapse of the spillways that caused the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people downstream of the Oroville Dam in February.

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  17. Thousands of baby salmon die in hatchery mishapRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | SFGate

    Salmon are released into the Feather River at Boyd's Pump Boat Launch Facility in Yuba City, Calif. on Monday, March 20, 2017.

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  18. Experts look at dozens of factors in California dam crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2017 | SFGate

    In this Feb. 28, 2017 file photo, a small flow of water goes down Oroville Dam's crippled spillway in Oroville, Calif. California is asking the federal government to pay for 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, May 8, 2017.

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  19. Mayors: California not operating damaged dam safelyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | SFGate

    In this Feb. 28, 2017 file photo, a small flow of water goes down Oroville Dam's crippled spillway in Oroville, Calif. California is asking the federal government to pay for 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, May 8, 2017.

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  20. California borrows up to $500 million to fix damage at damRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | SFGate

    A hole was torn in the spillway of the Oroville Dam while releasing approximately 60,000 cubic-feet-second of water in advance of more rain on February 7, 2017 in Oroville, California. less A hole was torn in the spillway of the Oroville Dam while releasing approximately 60,000 cubic-feet-second of water in advance of more rain on ... more The California Department of Water Resources has suspended flows from the Oroville Dam spillway after a concrete section eroded on the middle section of the spillway.

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