CA: Evacuees stranded with no end in sight to Lake Oroville crisis

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“The crisis at Lake Oroville may grind on for weeks or longer — leaving the nearly 200,000 people ordered to evacuate on Sunday in limbo as crews work to flush water out of the reservoir and shore up a badly eroded emergency spillway, officials said Monday. State water officials have been purging nearly 100,000 cubic feet of water per second out of the reservoir’s damaged but functioning primary spillway, an effort that brought the level down below the lip of the emergency spillway Sunday night, averting catastrophe. … More rain is forecast to soak Lake Oroville and the surrounding mountains beginning Wednesday night, increasing the urgency of the work being done at the reservoir.” (02/13/17)

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