Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

Gaping hole

Oroville Dam not compromised, officials say — but they are preparing for the worst as the spillway crumbles

The hole from the damaged Oroville Dam controlled Spillway is seen prior to the water release on Thursday. BILL HUSA / Chiico Enterprise-Record

Enterprise-Record

Chico Enterprise-Record

As the concrete falls and Lake Oroville continues to fill, the Department of Water Resources is sending about 35,000 cfs of water continually down the broken spillway. Even as authorities in Oroville tell people the dam isn't compromised, they are preparing for the worst. ► MORE COVERAGE IN HEADLINES

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The complicated nature of state's water woes

Water Deeply

California hasn't been this wet in years. But water agencies are concerned that extending the emergency drought regulations could deliver a mixed message that will confuse the public as well as stifle efforts to instill water-efficient habits in drought-weary residents.

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Ambitious plan to bring desal water from Mexico

KNSD San Diego

Even as California residents debate whether we are free from the drought, water agencies are looking for ways to increase their water supply. The Otay Water District is working on a project that would involve a 3.5-mile pipeline to transport desalinated water from a new plant being built in Rosarito, Mexico.

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