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Butte County sheriff: Oroville Dam spillway does not pose immediate threat

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea released a statement on Tuesday regarding some concerns and reports from community members about the status of the Oroville Dam Spillway.

Posted: May 14, 2019 11:29 AM
Updated: May 14, 2019 11:30 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea released a statement on Tuesday regarding some concerns and reports from community members about the status of the Oroville Dam Spillway.

He provided an update on what he and his team have been doing to monitor the situation at the spillway. 

Honea said he does not believe the spillway poses an immediate threat. If at some point it does, he said he will alert the public. 

Read Honea's full statement below: 

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