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First Disaster for California in 2017: The Oroville Dam Spillway corrupted

By Mai Houa Thao, Clarion Staff

The United States’ highest dam, The Oroville Dam, has brought the first misfortune to California in 2017. The Oroville Lake holds more than 3.5 million acre-feet of water, and is the second largest water reservoir in California. 694 more words

NEWS

1 Million Chinook Salmon Returned to River Fed by Oroville Reservoir Following Massive Evacuation of Threatened Fish

More than a month after damage at the Oroville Reservoir triggered a massive evacuation of threatened fish, wildlife officials announced Monday that they had returned almost 1 million spring-run Chinook salmon to the Feather River. 168 more words

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CDFW Releases First Million of Evacuated Fish into Feather River

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) in cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released one million state and federally listed threatened spring-run Chinook salmon into the Feather River on Monday, March 20. 301 more words

Fisheries

Gov. Jerry Brown Asks Trump for More Federal Disaster Help After Brutal Winter Storms

Putting the price tag of California’s brutal winter storms at $569 million, Gov. Jerry Brown asked President Trump on Sunday for a fourth federal disaster declaration to help speed up recovery and repairs across the state. 126 more words

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Dust-Control Plan Ordered After Cancer-Causing Asbestos Detected at Oroville Dam

State water officials at the troubled Lake Oroville have supplied a dust-control plan to air quality officials after cancer-causing asbestos was detected at the work site this week. 119 more words

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More Water will be Released at Damaged Oroville Dam Spillway

OROVILLE — The Department of Water Resources says it will open the damaged spillway at Oroville Dam once again to reduce the amount of water in the reservoir behind it. 203 more words

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Damaged Main Spillway Of Oroville Dam To Reopen Next Week

OROVILLE (CBS13/AP) — Oroville Dam’s heavily damaged main spillway is expected to resume releasing water next week as levels continue to rise in the reservoir. 142 more words

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