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Oroville Deadline

Sep 10, 2017

53 days remain until Oroville Dam deadline: “With 53 days until construction crews must finish the initial repairs to the Lake Oroville spillway – to avoid the start of the next flood season – officials with the Department of Water Resources said there is still a lot of work to be done. The goal is that by Nov. 1 it completes reconstruction of 2,270 feet of the main spillway. Once construction is finished, officials say there will be a spillway able to handle up to 100,000 cubic feet per second.Currently, crews are pouring concrete, placing underdrains in certain areas and doing some temporary repairs on the area of the spillway closest to the radial gates, which release water from the reservoir. … ” Read more from the Appeal-Democrat here: 53 days remain until Oroville Dam deadline