Evacuees return home beneath Oroville dam in California as new storm approaches

 

Evacuees return home beneath Oroville dam in California as new storm approaches

By
Zac Corrigan and Ben McGrath

15 February 2017

California officials announced that the 188,000 people living under the Oroville dam could return home early Tuesday afternoon, after a harrowing last-minute evacuation 48 hours earlier. Residents were forced to flee on Sunday when it was revealed that erosion in the emergency spillway of the tallest dam in the United States threatened to flood their towns. A large, 250-foot long by 45-foot deep hole had previously been discovered…

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