• Minute by minute: What if Oroville Dam's spillway had failed one year ago?

    At 4:42 p.m. on Feb. 12, 2017, one year ago today, the California Department of Water Resources issued a tweet: “EMERGENCY EVACUATION: Auxiliary spillway at Oroville Dam predicted to fail within the next hour. Oroville residents evacuate northward.” An estimated 188,000 residents were ordered …

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