A whole lot of water over this dam
For the first time in Lake Oroville’s history, overflow is sent down an emergency spillway.
WATER RUSHES down a hillside from the emergency spillway at rain-swollen Lake Oroville, depositing mud and debris into the Feather River. (Brian van der Brug Los Angeles Times)
By Bettina Boxall and Patrick McGreevy
“More than 10 million salmon were evacuated from the Feather River hatchery downstream because the river water had grown too muddy for them.”
Northern CA’s Oroville Dam, the nation’s tallest dam ( 770 ft):