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
Nearly 200,000 people living south of America’s tallest dam have been ordered to evacuate amid fears of terrible flooding.
The evacuation orders were issued yesterday after a hole developed in the emergency spillway of the dam at Oroville Lake.
The collapse of overflow channel collapses would unleash a roughly 30 ft wall of water into Feather River.
The torrent of rushing water could then barrel into Oroville and other towns in the evacuation zone.
These photographs show the damage to the spillway, the power of the rushing water and people left stranded in evacuation centres.
Photographs of Oroville Dam and evacuations
Water from the spillway erodes the roadway on Sunday February 12
The damaged spillway with eroded hillside is seen in an aerial photo
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Water flows through a damaged spillway on the Oroville Dam
Water cascades into the Feather River from the damaged Oroville Dam spillway
California Department of Water Resources personnel monitor water flowing through the spillway
Evacuee George Moody at the main sanctuary of the Neighborhood Church of Chico
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