The Oroville Dam in California finds itself in a situation with the only way to avert an over top of the dam is using an untested emergency spill way built i...
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200-foot wall of water. People should be getting out now, don't wait. If it's a controllable event, great, come back. But get out while you can.
Posted: Feb 12, 2017 04:14
OROVILLE, Calif. - An immediate evacuation from the low levels of Oroville and areas downstream is ordered. Supervisor Bill Connelly said specifically people who live in Downtown Oroville, Thermalito, and Palermo.
An evacuation center has been set up at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico. The Elks Lodge in Paradise is also opening their RV Park for free to evacuees. Space is limited in the RV Park.
A hazardous situation has developed with the Oroville Dam emergency spillway. Officials say that operation of the auxiliary spillway has lead to severe erosion that could lead to a failure of the structure.
Failure of the emergency spillway structure will result in an uncontrolled release of flood waters from Lake Oroville.
In response to this developing situation, DWR is increasing water releases to 100,000 cubic feet per second. Immediate evacuation from the low levels of Oroville and areas downstream has been ordered.
Officials are anticipating a failure of the auxiliary spillway at Oroville Dam within the next 60 minutes.
Residents of Oroville should evacuate in a northward direction such as towards Chico.
emergency evacuation now. dam overflow