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Sheriff's Office publishes book documenting the Oroville Dam Spillway Crisis

All 71-pages are meant to preserve the historic event that impacted the residents of not only Butte County but surrounding communities as well.

Posted: Feb 14, 2018 6:08 PM
Updated: Feb 14, 2018 6:15 PM

Members of the Butte County Sheriff's Office put in extremely long hours and were stretched thin during the Spillway Crisis...

During the incident, Sgt. Greg Reeves documented everything by taking pictures, and those pictures were then published into a book.

All 71-pages are meant to preserve the historic event that impacted the residents of not only Butte County but surrounding communities as well.

The book begins the night of the evacuations and the 16 days that followed.

Miranda Bowersox says, "They say a picture is worth a thousand words and it shows. You can see the emotion in a lot of the pictures, on a lot of the people in the images. You can tell that it was a very intense incident and just by the looks on people's faces you can see that."

There are 80 books that were made, the cost is $40 and you can contact Sgt. Greg Reeves (GREEVES@ButteCounty.net) to get a copy for yourself.

Books have also been distributed to the libraries in Chico, Oroville and Gridley.

The money raised from book sales will support auxiliary programs at the sheriff's office.

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