The area of the dam "Oroville" in California turned into a huge quarry. 120 construction crews drive up and drop from the air, chunks of rock and boulders.
Work on strengthening the levees do not stop for a minute. Excavators loaded huge rocks into the trucks, then fill their bags. Then the helicopters dropping them at the dam. 125 construction crews each hour are placed in holes on 1200 tons of rubble rock. You need to have time to patch holes, while North California not hit a new wall of heavy rains. After 4 days the emergency evacuation of local residents returning home.
The effects of the spill - flooded streets, parks, campgrounds. In 1997 the river "feather river", where the dam and the dam has already overflowed their banks. Local journalists have found out that the last 10 years, the dam was working on a temporary license. The operating permit ended in 2007. Could this affect the fact that the hydraulic structure is not served as expected, not reported. Most importantly, experts say that the dam itself is not damaged, only spillways. The first thing is of interest to local residents is the weather. It started to rain again creates panic. After all, heavy rainfall led to the fact that the water level in the lake "Oroville" has risen, then the dam and the accident occurred.
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