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State outlines repair plans for broken Oroville spillway

Department of Water Resources acting Director Bill Croyle points Thursday to plans for construction on the broken Oroville Dam spillway, during a press conference in Oroville. DAN REIDEL / Oroville Mercury-Register

Mercury News

San Francisco Chronicle & Sacramento Bee

California officials Thursday announced an ambitious plan to increase the size of Lake Oroville's damaged main spillway, allowing it to release nearly twice as much water, as they seek to rebuild the 3,000-foot-long concrete chute that gave way this year. The repair job lacks a price tag and a finalized design, but it has drawn the interest of four leading construction contractors.

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Weak soil may have caused Oroville Dam disaster

Water Deeply

The destruction of Oroville Dam's main spillway in February likely occurred because it was built on highly erodible rock, according to several experts. If confirmed by a forensic investigation now underway, rebuilding the spillway will require a much more expensive and time-consuming effort.

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Winning app: Tracy teens hack state water issues

Tracy Press

An app to track household water use recently propelled a team from Tracy High School into first place at the second H2O Hackathon. The objective was to use the IBM Bluemix platform to imagine and then build an application or a game to meet one of three goals inspired by California's water issues.

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