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.
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. Rich Pedroncelli AP File/Feb. 28
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. Rich Pedroncelli AP File/Feb. 28

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