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Shutting Down

May 18, 2017

Oroville Dam spillway shutting down for summer repairs:  “Water will stop flowing from Oroville Dam’s badly damaged spillway on Friday, in the hopes it’s the last time it will be used before the next rainy season.  Even with a heavy snowpack waiting to melt in the mountains above Lake Oroville, state officials say they’ve drained the reservoir down to the point where they can manage its level through the dam’s primary powerplant outlet. The lake was at 74 percent of its total capacity Wednesday. … ”  Read more from the Sacramento Bee here:  Oroville Dam spillway shutting down for summer repairs

New webcam shows damaged main Oroville Spillway at work:  “live video feed of the Oroville Dam spillway had been added to the State Parks website. A link is available through the Department of Water Resources website as well.  The webcam appears to have been placed across the Diversion Pool. Currently it shows the damaged spillway on the left, and the water gushing down the new channel it dug across the center, with the dam in the background right. Trucks and heavy equipment can be seen moving about the scene. ... ”  Read more from the Chico Enterprise-Record here:  New webcam shows damaged main Oroville Spillway at work

How the Oroville Dam crisis played out in social media: 100 days, 100 reactions: How everyone talked about the Oroville Dam crisis:  A storify by the Chico Enterprise Record.

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