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Two years later, questions about the Oroville Dam Spillway remain unanswered

Two years later, questions about the Oroville Dam Spillway remain unanswered

Natalie Hanson

February 13, 2019


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Historic Evacuation On the morning of Feb 12, two years ago, the Oroville Dam had been brimming with overflowing rainwater for days. The surrounding county of Butte and the residents of Oroville had been watching the levels threatening to flow over the top of the dam since Feb. 7, as the spillways releas...

Drought depletes dam energy production

Drought depletes dam energy production

Yessenia Funes

March 1, 2014


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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 half the electricity it should be. People don't use much power during the winter, so this ener...

First-ever zero water allocation affects all

First-ever zero water allocation affects all

Yessenia Funes

February 10, 2014


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The California Department of Water Resources’ State Water Project has completely halted water delivery due to the drought. Water will not be delivered to its 29 public water distributors because of the current drought, said Ted Thomas, an information officer at the Department of Water Resources. An exception to this change is...

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