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100,000 People Are Evacuating Over “Imminent Failure” Of California’s Oroville Dam – Live Feeds

Sunday, February 12, 2017 20:58
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from Zero Hedge:

Thousands of residents are evacuating the low-lying levels of Oroville and several areas downstream from Lake Oroville, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office said after Officials announced they are “anticipating a failure of the Auxiliary Spillway at Oroville Dam within the next 60 minutes (5:45 p.m.).”

Update: NBC reports that the spillway has now failed: “The Oroville Dam’s auxiliary spillway has failed, forcing the evacuations of several counties in California, with between 60,000 and 100,000 people forced to evacuate from Butte, County, Calif., alone.”

Large-scale evacuations are taking place among residents of the low levels of Oroville and areas downstream after torrential rains led to the overflow of Lake Oroville in Northern California for first time in 48-year history,leading to what is said to be an imminent failure of the dam’s spillway, which according to officials could “lead to a failure of the structure.”

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