Evacuations issued in Oroville

OROVILLLE, Calif. - Evacuations have been ordered for low levels of Oroville and several areas downstream from Lake Oroville, according to NBC Bay Area.
 
NBC Bay Area reports the evacuations have been issued due to erosion on the Oroville Dam's auxiliary spillway, according to the Butte County Sheriff's Office.
 
The main spillway of the dam, the nation's tallest, was damaged in storms this week.
 
State water officials said just after 5 p.m. that the auxiliary spillway could fail within the hour.
 
The officials said the potential impact would be all the way to Marysville-Yuba City and Beale Air Force Base.
 
The sheriff's office said residents of Oroville, a town of 16,000 people, should head north toward Chico and that other cities should follow orders from their local law enforcement agencies, according to The Associated Press.

 


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