The heavy flows from the 3,000-foot main Oroville dam spillway continues to push debris into the turbid Feather River as the concrete span further eroded and the jagged fracture in its midsection sends water flowing over an adjacent hillside.
The volume of water is expected to pose no flood threat downstream and should remain within the capacity of the Feather River and other channels to handle. Oroville Dam in Butte County itself remains safe with no imminent threat to the public.
Florence Low / California Department of Water Resources
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