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USA: Rush to repair Oroville Dam continues as evacuation lifted01:36

USA: Rush to repair Oroville Dam continues as evacuation lifted

United States, Oroville
February 15, 2017 at 05:03 GMT -00:00 · Published

Helicopter units assisted in the ongoing efforts to repair Oroville dam on Tuesday as California officials lifted the evacuation order that affected hundreds of thousands of residents in the surrounding area.

Eight helicopters were deployed to deposit boulders and concrete in the efforts to shore up an overflow channel and plug the hole that was developing. Workers also attempted to drain water from the dam’s reservoir to prevent further spillage.

On Sunday, almost 200,000 people were evacuated from the Butte County, Marysville and Yuba County on local authorities' orders after they established that uncontrolled flood waters could be released from Lake Oroville due to a severe erosion of one of the Oroville Dam's emergency spillways.

Although storms are expected in Northern California later this week, officials stated they should no longer pose a threat to the emergency spillways.

USA: Rush to repair Oroville Dam continues as evacuation lifted01:36
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Helicopter units assisted in the ongoing efforts to repair Oroville dam on Tuesday as California officials lifted the evacuation order that affected hundreds of thousands of residents in the surrounding area.

Eight helicopters were deployed to deposit boulders and concrete in the efforts to shore up an overflow channel and plug the hole that was developing. Workers also attempted to drain water from the dam’s reservoir to prevent further spillage.

On Sunday, almost 200,000 people were evacuated from the Butte County, Marysville and Yuba County on local authorities' orders after they established that uncontrolled flood waters could be released from Lake Oroville due to a severe erosion of one of the Oroville Dam's emergency spillways.

Although storms are expected in Northern California later this week, officials stated they should no longer pose a threat to the emergency spillways.

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