LIVE VIDEO: Thousands of people evacuating from Oroville California

Emergency spillway on Saturday (Credit: California DWR)


UPDATES: Helicopters will drop rock-filled containers in an effort to strengthen potential failure point at emergency spillway – sheriff (via BNO NEWS)
California officials say emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam is so far continuing to hold; work is underway to reduce pressure – BNO NEWS

Emergency evacuation ordered for Yuba City and other communities along the Feather River in Sutter County – BNO NEWS
Emergency evacuations ordered for the city of Marysville and parts of Yuba County as officials fear spillway failure at Oroville Dam – BNO NEWS
Emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam in CA could fail; evacuations ordered for low level areas around the river from Oroville to Gridley – BNO NEWS

Emergency spillway at Oroville Dam could fail, evacuations ordered

The emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam in California is at risk of imminent failure as a result of severe erosion, prompting the evacuation of low-level areas from Oroville to Gridley, county and state officials say. (more) The emergency spillway – officially called the axillary spillway – had never been used until a crater appeared in…