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Bad design and construction of the tallest U.S. dam a half-century ago and inadequate state and federal oversight since then led to a disastrous spillway collapse in February, an independent national team of dam safety experts said Tuesday as they urged tougher safety reviews nationwide.
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California plans to shut the shattered main spillway of the Oroville Dam for the summer on Friday, launching an all-out race to get it operational again before the next rainy season.
Main portions of the Oroville Dam's gated spillway are expected to see repairs soon.
Governor Jerry Brown has issued an Executive Order to speed up repair plans for the Oroville Dam Spillway.
The California Department of Water Resources has reduced outflow from the damaged Oroville spillway ahead of reconstruction.