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Oroville Spillway crisis sheds light on failing infrastructure

Oroville Spillway crisis sheds light on failing infrastructure

Editorial Board

February 15, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The Oroville Dam situation isn’t a sudden problem, it comes from years of neglect by California Governor Jerry Brown. Brown is not the only person who was responsible for the spill. Yes, he could have payed attention to the 2005 reports about the massive spillway adjacent to the dam, which would ...

Spillway evacuations continue, federal government involved

Spillway evacuations continue, federal government involved

Jacqueline Morales

February 13, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News, Showcase

A press conference for the Oroville Spillway took place today at noon to address continued evacuations and federal involvement in the incident. The evacuation remains in effect and efforts to secure the areas affected are in progress. “We are working on a repopulation plan that will get people...

Wildcats wet their toes with water field trip

Wildcats wet their toes with water field trip

Amelia Storm and George Johnston

May 3, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Last weekend, 36 students and three faculty members got a firsthand look at water rights and usage all across Northern California. The overnight trip was put on by Eric Houk, a professor in the College of Agriculture, with help from Jennifer Rotnem who works at the Center for Water and Environment. Destinations...

Lake Oroville water level rises to the occasion

Lake Oroville water level rises to the occasion

Amelia Storm

March 10, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

With sensors recording almost 5 inches of rainfall, Lake Oroville reached peak water levels this week. After being effected severely by the drought, the lake rose more than 20 feet after 3 nights of consistent rainfall. The last time the lake was at this capacity was August 2013, when it was measured a...

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