• House debates naming policy for TVA dams, May 8, 1936

    At 770 feet, Oroville Dam on the Feather River east of the city of Oroville, California, in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of the Sacramento Valley, ranks as the tallest dam in the United States. The dam opened in 1968, long after the California Gold Rush, although planning for the project began in 1935.

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