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California: 180,000+ Evacuated Amid Fears of Dam Break

HeadlineFeb 13, 2017

In California, more than 180,000 people evacuated their homes after erosion caused damage to the spillway at the nation’s tallest dam on Sunday, prompting fears of potential flooding. The Oroville Dam is about 75 miles north of Sacramento. It’s already filled after a season of heavy rainfall. On Sunday, officials realized the emergency spillway was eroding, prompting a mandatory evacuation for several counties around the dam.

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