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Lake Oroville spillway ‘was an accident waiting to happen’


LOS ANGELES — The badly damaged main concrete spillway at Oroville Dam was pounded by massive volumes of stormwater this month, but its failures occurred well short of the maximum flow that engineers designed the system to handle. The spillway began breaking apart when its gates were opened Feb. 7, allowing 55,000 cubic feet of water…

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