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Oroville to sue the state's water department after damages to the Oroville dam and spillway due to flooding in February. Image courtesy of Department of Water Resources.

Oroville to sue state department for dam failure

Josh Cozine // January 21, 2018

The city of Oroville filed suit against the Department of Water Resources (DWR) for damages, mismanagement and corruption Wednesday. The DWR failed to pay an appropriate amount after the failure of...

Documents show Oroville Dam failures. Photo credit: Sean Martens

New information on Oroville Dam crisis suggests negligence

Cameron O'Brien // September 6, 2017

New forensic report suggests that faulty design and maintenance caused the dam to break earlier this year. Embed from Getty ImagesThe report published by the Oroville Dam Spillway Incident Independent...

Oroville Dam Panel
Matt Colwell - Left
Dave Steindorf - Right Photo credit: Daniel Wright

Panel reflects on Oroville Spillway situation

Daniel Wright // March 23, 2017

A reflection panel on the Oroville Dam discussed the various factors that led up to the evacuations and the use of the emergency spillway. The event was hosted by the Center for Water and the Environment...

Emergency crews making progress on Spillway

Daniel Wright // February 15, 2017

Embed from Getty ImagesButte County Sheriff Kory Honea, reiterated that the situation at the Oroville Dam continues to be an emergency in Wednesday's press conference.Honea, along with the Director of...

Jana Frazier, an Oroville Dam tour guide, explains how the hydroelectric turbines work.Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Drought depletes dam energy production

Yessenia Funes // March 1, 2014

The ongoing drought has kept Lake Oroville nearly 20 percent below its average capacity for this time, according to the Department of Water Resources' website, causing its power plant to produce only...

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