Government severely misjudged strength of Oroville emergency spillway, sparking a crisis

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 09:31 in Earth & Climate

Bill Croyle stood in front of an aerial photo of Lake Oroville and swept his hand across the top of the emergency spillway that was helping drain water out of the brimming reservoir. “Solid rock. All this is rock,” Croyle, acting director of the Department of Water Resources, said with an air of...

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