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Butte Co. and DWR reach agreement on road damages, Oroville Dam Spillway

More than $12 million is headed to Butte County from the state DWR to settle a county lawsuit over the Oroville Dam Spillway crisis in February 2017.

Posted: Nov 21, 2019 9:24 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - More than $12 million is headed to Butte County from the state DWR to settle a county lawsuit over the Oroville Dam Spillway crisis in February 2017.

Butte County Board of Supervisors announced on Tuesday that they officially accepted the $12 million for road damages.

Butte County filed the suit to pay for roadway damages and other reimbursement costs from the mass evacuation. The county said during the spillway incident and the construction work that followed, county roads were significantly damaged.

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"The majority of that will go to the road fund and just under a million-dollar will be portion out to different funds within the county," Deputy Cheif Administrator Officer, Butte Co. Casey Hatcher said.

Butte County public works said they have 10 major roadways to repair, starting with Oro Bangor Highway in 2020.

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