BREAKING: Oroville under immediate evacuation as spillway collapse feared.

From The Sacramento Bee:

The Butte County Sheriff’ Office released the following statement on Facebook:

This is an evacuation order.

Immediate evacuation from the low levels of Oroville and areas downstream is ordered.

A hazardous situation is developing with the Oroville Dam auxiliary spillway. Operation of the auxiliary spillway has lead to severe erosion that could lead to a failure of the structure. Failure of the auxiliary spillway structure will result in an uncontrolled release of flood waters from Lake Oroville. In response to this developing situation, DWR is increasing water releases to 100,000 cubic feet per second.

Immediate evacuation from the low levels of Oroville and areas downstream is ordered.

This in NOT A Drill. This in NOT A Drill. This in NOT A Drill.

Chris Orrock, a spokesman for the Department of Water Resources, told The Bee the failure happened as the bottom of the emergency spillway began to erode.

“It happened quickly,” he said.

Sutter County also put out an alert on Facebook:

We have received information about the potential for increased flows in the Feather River of as much as 100,000 cubic feet per second. We are gathering as much information as possible and will be providing additional information as soon as it is verified.


Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article132332499.html#storylink=cpy

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  • vienna

    Except it is called Oroville, not Oroway…in any case, I hope there aren’t any fatalities…getting this late of an evacuation warning…who knows…I see a lot of ppl in traffic stuck as a tsumani comes barrowling down the hill…geez…so scary..

  • Articulus Rex

    OMFG….there are deplorables rooting for the failure of the dam so as to wipe out the Califormia ‘liberals’

    • Skymeat

      Does that suprise you?

  • ridgerunner94

    Very scary situation. Everyone in my prayers. Take care. Stay safe.