February 14, 2017
The threat of flooding from a huge dam forces more than 100,000 Californians from their homes.
This past Sunday, officials ordered more than 100,000 people to flee the area near the Oroville Dam, north of Sacramento, California. Authorities feared that one of the dam’s spillways—structures used to provide a controlled release of water—could collapse. If that happened, it would have unleashed a flood of water from Lake Oroville...