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Caitlin Jafferies, Desk Editor

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February 11, 2017 there was an overflow in Northern California of the Oroville Dam. This is the largest national dam and the Oroville Lake is one of the largest man made lakes in California. The Oroville lake is located about 150 miles northeast of San Francisco. Cities near by had to close down their businesses until further notice for safety precautions. The cause of this disaster is still unknown but what had happened was a 200 foot long, 30 feet deep hole opened in the main spillway causing all the lake water to go into local residential homes and businesses. Residents living near the dam were evacuated and still have not been let back to their homes. Engineers that are all over the area and not even near the Oroville area are getting sent to see what they can do to maintain water levels and try their best to get the dam and the hole somewhat under control.The engineers are saying that more than likely the hole is going to expand before they can get any of the damage fixed. All in all, the engineers are saying the dam hole is going to get worse before it gets better, but everyone needs to keep positive thoughts for all the people of Oroville and nearby.

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