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Oroville Dam Spillway Crisis: One Year Later

The Oroville Dam Spillway Crisis forever changed how the North State perceives the dam and the reservoir that provides more than 20 million people in Southern California with water.

Posted: Feb 12, 2018 6:50 PM

The Oroville Dam Spillway Crisis forever changed how the North State perceives the dam and the reservoir that provides more than 20 million people in Southern California with water.

January 2017, the North State was literally drenched in good news.

After 5 punishing years of drought, wave after wave of storms brought sheets of rain to the area.

Heavy snow in the mountains nearly doubled the region's snowpack in a week, state reservoirs were fuller than they'd been in 6 years.

But, no one could predict what was about to happen.

Chico
Clear
90° wxIcon
Hi: 104° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 86°
Oroville
Clear
90° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 77°
Feels Like: 86°
Chico
Clear
90° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 74°
Feels Like: 86°
Chester
Clear
85° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 83°
Red Bluff
Clear
85° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 83°
Willows
Clear
90° wxIcon
Hi: 106° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 86°
We were frying on Friday around northern California and the extreme heat will continue through Father's Day. Please stay cool in this hot weather and be cautious due to our increased fire danger through the weekend.
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