Latest maps of Oroville Dam, flood risk, evacuation zones and weather in California
Nearly 200,000 people living below America’s tallest dam remain under evacuation orders as the flood risk continues today.
Dam engineers are trying to fix the hole in the emergency spillway before more storms arrive in Northern California later this week.
Officials are also releasing water from the dam in a bid to reduce the water levels as much as possible ahead of rainfall.
The maps below shows the areas where there are some level of evacuation order in place across Butte, Yuba and Sutter counties.
The National Weather Service in Sacramento said: “Only the auxiliary spillway of Oroville Dam is considered to be under threat at this time.”
The forcast centre has extended the flash flood warning for the “for the potential failure of a portion of the auxillary spillway" until 4.15 PM PST on Tuesday.
National Weather Service Sacramento
This map shows the flash flood warning area near Oroville Dam
Oroville Dam evacuation map
Maps shared on Twitter show areas that would be affected if the spillway collapses and torrents of water gush out.
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This map from the Red Cross shows the evacuation centres that remain open across the region as the relief effort continues.
The maps below shows the location of Oroville Dam in south central Butte County in Northern California
These maps show the latest storm and rain forecasts for this week.
Oroville Dam Crisis: Devastating images as 200,000 evacuated Mon, February 13, 2017
Mass evacuation orders were issued after a hole emerged in the main spillway of America’s tallest dam at Lake Oroville.
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65,000 cfs of water flows through a damaged spillway on the Oroville Dam in Oroville, California
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