Friday, 24 March, 2017

Sheriff lifts evacuation order for residents near California dam

Sheriff lifts evacuation order for residents near California dam Sheriff lifts evacuation order for residents near California dam
Preston Stone | 16 February, 2017, 11:08

More rain was forecast from mid-week through to Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, but the state's Department of Water Resources said the upcoming storms were unlikely to threaten the emergency spillway.

Also that year, officials in Sutter County, which the Feather River runs through dozens of miles downstream of the dam, asked federal regulators to "investigate the adequacy and structural integrity" of the hillside and how it would hold during "extreme flood releases". At Oroville Dam, the emergency spillway is only used if water levels reach 901 feet in elevation.

California Congressman John Garamendi has said that if the spillway had collapsed, Oroville would have been inundated with as much as 100 feet deep water.

But Richard and Anna Lawson, also of Oroville, said they were not rushing home.

"We're looking at the flow, we're making sure no further erosion is happening and we haven't seen any erosion for the past three days, even at higher rates of flow", said Chris Orrock of the Department of Water Resources.

State authorities and engineers on Thursday began releasing water from the dam after noticing that large chunks of concrete were missing from the main spillway, opening a gap 250 feet (76 meters) long, 170 feet (52 meters) wide and 40 feet (12 meters) deep.

As many return home, Honea emphasized the importance of the evacuation. It also will allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide funds to help with debris removal as well as fix work to bridges, roads and other pubic facilities.

The couple was among 200,000 Californians who were ordered to evacuate because they live downstream from the dam.

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Tens of thousands of families have been cleared to go back home after the threat of a catastrophic flood near California's Oroville Dam forced evacuations Sunday night.

Evacuees at the fairgrounds became impromptu wedding planners and guests thanks to a Facebook post.

The Lake Oroville reservoir captures water in northern California, distributing it to agriculture, industry, and homes across the state.

Crews were working to shore up an emergency overflow channel at the Lake Oroville Dam, using helicopters and heavy construction equipment to place rock and other materials into areas of erosion, the California Department of Water Resources said.

Currently, the lake level is 3.5 metres below capacity and dropping, and water has ceased flowing over the emergency spillway.

On Tuesday, officials said the immediate danger had passed, and allowed almost 200,000 residents to go home after evacuation orders scattered them for almost two days.

With more rain coming and a massive snow pack piling up, the state's reservoirs and dams are being pushed to the limit.

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