Oroville

California city sues state over Oroville Dam crisis in 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A small California city at the base of the tallest U.S. dam filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the state over an emergency that forced authorities to order 188,000 people to flee last year, arguing the crisis was caused by decades of mismanagement. The City of Oroville blames a … Continue reading California city sues state over Oroville Dam crisis in 2017

Fears remain after evacuation lifted for 200K Californians

OROVILLE, Calif./February 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The stress of evacuation and an uncertain future were enough for Donald Azevedo and his family to opt to stay a few more nights in an emergency shelter rather than risk having to do it all again. The family was among the nearly 200,000 Californians who live downstream from … Continue reading Fears remain after evacuation lifted for 200K Californians

Nearly 200,000 remain under evacuation near California dam

OROVILLE, Calif./February 13, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Nearly 200,000 people remained under evacuation orders Monday as California authorities try to fix erosion of the emergency spillway at the nation’s tallest dam that could unleash uncontrolled flood waters if it fails. About 150 miles northeast of San Francisco, Lake Oroville — one of California’s largest man-made lakes … Continue reading Nearly 200,000 remain under evacuation near California dam