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officials order evacuation of residents near calif. dam


oroville, calif. -- officials have ordered residents near one of the nation’s biggest dams to evacuate the area, saying a “hazardous situation is developing” after an emergency spillway severely eroded. the emergency spillway of the oroville dam in northern california could fail within an hour unleashing uncontrolled flood waters from lake oroville, the california department of water resources said on sunday afternoon. people in downstream areas need to leave the area immediately, the department said. officials earlier sunday stressed the dam was structurally sound and said there was no threat to the public. residents of oroville, a town of 16,000 people, should head north toward chico, and other cities should follow orders from their local law enforcement agencies, the butte county sherif






officials say 188,000 were ordered to evacuate sunday over concerns a california


share storythe associated pressoroville, calif. (ap) — officials say 188,000 were ordered to evacuate sunday over concerns a california dam’s emergency spillway would fail.the associated presscustom-curated news highlights, delivered weekday mornings.thanks for signing up!






officials order evacuation of residents near california dam


oroville, calif. — officials have ordered residents near one of the nation's biggest dams to evacuate the area, saying a "hazardous situation is developing" after an emergency spillway severely eroded.the emergency spillway of the oroville dam in northern california could fail within an hour unleashing uncontrolled flood waters from lake oroville, the california department of water resources said on sunday afternoon.people in downstream areas need to leave the area immediately, the department said.residents of oroville, a town of 16,000 people, should head north toward chico, and other cities should follow orders from their local law enforcement agencies, the butte county sheriff's office said.water began flowing over the emergency spillway at the dam on saturday after heavy rainfall damag






the latest: officials order evacuation near california dam


oroville, calif. — the latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam (all times local):5:45 p.m.authorities in yuba county are asking people living in the valley floor to evacuate.the yuba county office of emergency services says people should take routes to the east, south, or west and avoid traveling north toward oroville.the california department of water resources says it is releasing as much as 100,000 cubic feet per second from the main, heavily damaged spillway to try to drain the lake.department of water resources spokesman kevin dossey tells the sacramento bee the emergency spillway was rated to handle 250,000 cubic feet per second, but it began to show weakness sunday at a small fraction of that. flows through the spillway peaked at 12,600 cubic feet p






thousands told to evacuate in face of california dam risk


image copyrightapimage caption water flows over the emergency spillway at lake oroville for the first time in its near 50-year history thousands of people in northern california have been told to evacuate their homes after the tallest dam in the us was weakened by heavy rainfall.the emergency spillway of the oroville dam could collapse at any moment, officials said. people living in flood risk areas have been ordered to leave immediately.water levels in the reservoir have been rising because of heavy rain and snow in california following years of severe drought.it is the first time that lake oroville has experienced such an emergency in the dam's near 50-year history. the california department of water resources said on sunday that it was releasing as much as 100,000 cubic feet (2,830 cubi






race on to fix oroville dam's damaged emergency spillway


workers are expected on monday to begin repairing erosion at the emergency spillway at lake oroville that threatened to flood downstream towns and forced more than 100,000 people from their homes sunday. officials said they would use bags of rocks to try to plug the hole at the emergency spillway. it appeared prep work was beginning monday morning. they emphasized the situation remains dangerous at the reservoir and urged residents in communities along the feather river to evacuate to higher ground.






live updates: evacuations ordered below oroville dam


residents of oroville and nearby towns were ordered to immediately evacuate sunday after a “hazardous situation” developed involving an emergency spillway at the oroville dam. the national weather service said the auxiliary spillway at the oroville dam was expected to fail about 5:45 p.m., which could send an “uncontrolled release of flood waters from lake oroville.” those in oroville, a city of about 16,000 people, were asked to flee northward toward chico. in yuba county, those in the valley areas were urged to take routes to the east, south or west. “this is not a drill. this is not a drill. repeat this is not a drill,” the national weather service said. authorities urged residents to contact neighbors and family members and reach out to the elderly and assist them in evacuating. t






officials repeatedly said spillway safe before evacuations


san francisco — for six days, amid rising waters and heavy rain, officials assured northern california residents living downstream from a damaged dam that they were safe. then on sunday afternoon, a few hours after once again being told they were safe, the alarm was sounded: evacuate immediately. a portion of the dam never tested before was on the brink of failing, sending a 30-foot wall of water rushing down the feather river and imperiling about 200,000 residents ordered to flee to higher ground.here's a timeline of what officials told the public, and how quickly their statements went from "no threat" to "evacuate...this is not a drill."tuesday: the department announces it halted flows from the oroville dam spillway around noon after engineers notice damage to a spillway. "there is no an






video: official update on the threatened oroville dam spillway


feb. 12, 2017, 7:21 p.m. "this is not a drill. repeat this is not a drill,” the national weather service said sunday, urging people living below oroville dam to evacuate. the evacuation was ordered because of a “hazardous situation” involving the northern california dam's emergency spillway. the national weather service said the auxiliary spillway is expected to fail and could send an “uncontrolled release of flood waters from lake oroville.”






officials order evacuation of residents near california dam


officials have ordered residents near one of the nation's biggest dams to evacuate the area, saying a "hazardous situation is developing" after an emergency spillway severely eroded.the emergency spillway of the oroville dam in northern california could fail within an hour unleashing uncontrolled flood waters from lake oroville, the california department of water resources said on sunday afternoon.people in downstream areas need to leave the area immediately, the department said.officials earlier sunday stressed the dam was structurally sound and said there was no threat to the public.residents of oroville, a town of 16,000 people, should head north toward chico, and other cities should follow orders from their local law enforcement agencies, the butte county sheriff's office said.the yuba






evacuations lifted for communities below oroville dam


authorities lifted mandatory evacuation orders tuesday for communities below the oroville dam. at a news conference tuesday afternoon, butte county sheriff kory honea announced the order had been changed to an evacuation warning after he said the risk of flooding had been reduced. "we have concluded it is safe to reduce the emergency evacuation order to an evacuation warning," said honea, who had made the initial call sunday to evacuate a large swath of three counties below the imperiled dam. at the time, residents were told the spillway to the dam could collapse within an hour. roadblocks on the two main highways leading to oroville were dismantled without announcement by midday tuesday. "thousands of lives were protected" and the loss of the spillway was averted, honea said. he sa






updates: hundreds of workers rush repairs at oroville dam as storm approaches


authorities lifted mandatory evacuation orders tuesday for communities below the oroville dam. at a news conference tuesday afternoon, butte county sheriff kory honea announced the order had been changed to an evacuation warning after he said the risk of flooding had been reduced. "we have concluded it is safe to reduce the emergency evacuation order to an evacuation warning," said honea, who had made the initial call sunday to evacuate a large swath of three counties below the imperiled dam. at the time, residents were told the spillway to the dam could collapse within an hour. roadblocks on the two main highways leading to oroville were dismantled without announcement by midday tuesday. "thousands of lives were protected" and the loss of the spillway was averted, honea said. he sa






arriving to empty streets in evacuated oroville


"this is not a drill. repeat this is not a drill,” the national weather service said sunday, urging people living below oroville dam to evacuate. the evacuation was ordered because of a “hazardous situation” involving the northern california dam's emergency spillway. the national weather service said the auxiliary spillway is expected to fail and could send an “uncontrolled release of flood waters from lake oroville.” the mass evacuations cap a week of frantic efforts to prevent flooding as the reservoir behind america’s tallest dam reached capacity and its main spillway was severely damaged. on saturday, water levels rose so high that an emergency spillway was used for the first time. officials initially believed the measure worked. but this afternoon, as more water from record storms






sandbags, rocks used to try to stave off failure of oroville dam spillway


after discovering a hole in oroville dam's emergency spillway, officials said late sunday that they will attempt to plug it using sandbags and rocks. but they stressed the situation remains dangerous and urged thousands of residents downstream to evacuate to higher ground. video from television helicopters sunday evening showed water flowing into a parking lot next to the dam, with large flows going down both the damaged main spillway and the emergency spillway. they also showed lines of cars getting out of downtown oroville. an evacuation center was set up at the silver dollar fairgrounds in chico. officials feared a failure of the emergency spillway could cause huge amounts of water to flow into the feather river, which runs through downtown oroville, and other waterways. the result






what went wrong at damaged us dam?


more than 180,000 people in northern california have been told to evacuate their homes after both overflow channels at the tallest dam in the us were found to be damaged.the emergency spillway of the 770ft (230m) tall oroville dam was close to collapse, officials said.oroville dam risk: thousands ordered to evacuate homes






just in case? workers prep overnight to plug the crevice in the emergency spillw


"this is not a drill. repeat this is not a drill,” the national weather service said sunday, urging people living below oroville dam to evacuate. more than 100,000 people were told to evacuate because of a “hazardous situation” involving the northern california dam's emergency spillway. at one point, the nws warned that the auxiliary spillway was expected to fail and could send an “uncontrolled release of flood waters from lake oroville.” however, by late sunday night, officials said the immediate threat had passed because water had stopped washing over the emergency spillway. the mass evacuations cap a week of frantic efforts to prevent flooding as the reservoir behind america’s tallest dam reached capacity and its main spillway was severely damaged. on saturday, water levels rose so h






new views of oroville dam's damaged spillways


"this is not a drill. repeat this is not a drill,” the national weather service said sunday, urging people living below oroville dam to evacuate. more than 100,000 people were told to evacuate because of a “hazardous situation” involving the northern california dam's emergency spillway. at one point, the nws warned that the auxiliary spillway was expected to fail and could send an “uncontrolled release of flood waters from lake oroville.” however, by late sunday night, officials said the immediate threat had passed because water had stopped washing over the emergency spillway. the mass evacuations cap a week of frantic efforts to prevent flooding as the reservoir behind america’s tallest dam reached capacity and its main spillway was severely damaged. on saturday, water levels rose so h






park underwater downstream from oroville dam


"this is not a drill. repeat this is not a drill,” the national weather service said sunday, urging people living below oroville dam to evacuate. more than 100,000 people were told to evacuate because of a “hazardous situation” involving the northern california dam's emergency spillway. at one point, the nws warned that the auxiliary spillway was expected to fail and could send an “uncontrolled release of flood waters from lake oroville.” however, by late sunday night, officials said the immediate threat had passed because water had stopped washing over the emergency spillway. the mass evacuations cap a week of frantic efforts to prevent flooding as the reservoir behind america’s tallest dam reached capacity and its main spillway was severely damaged. on saturday, water levels rose so h






officials brief media on oroville situation late sunday


"this is not a drill. repeat this is not a drill,” the national weather service said sunday, urging people living below oroville dam to evacuate. more than 100,000 people were told to evacuate because of a “hazardous situation” involving the northern california dam's emergency spillway. at one point, the nws warned that the auxiliary spillway was expected to fail and could send an “uncontrolled release of flood waters from lake oroville.” however, by late sunday night, officials said the immediate threat had passed because water had stopped washing over the emergency spillway. the mass evacuations cap a week of frantic efforts to prevent flooding as the reservoir behind america’s tallest dam reached capacity and its main spillway was severely damaged. on saturday, water levels rose so h






california town evacuated as officials warn of flash flood from imminent dam col


emergency officials issued evacuation orders for a northern california town sunday afternoon as a major dam’s emergency spillway gave signs of collapsing.the california department of water resources issued the following bulletin at around 4:45 p.m. pacific time on sunday:emergency evacuation order issued: officials are anticipating a failure of the auxiliary spillway at oroville dam within the next 60 minutes. residents of oroville should evacuate in a northward direction, toward chico. other cities should follow the orders of their local law enforcement.over the last month, the area has received unprecedented amounts of rain, leading to flooding of rivers and streams.the butte county sheriff’s office released a statement on facebook:this is an evacuation order.immediate evacuation from th






thousands told to evacuate in face of california dam risk


media captionwater flows from california dam spillway for first time in historyat least 130,000 people in northern california have been told to evacuate their homes after the tallest dam in the us was weakened by heavy rainfall.the emergency spillway of the oroville dam could collapse at any moment, officials said. people living in flood risk areas have been ordered to leave immediately.water levels in the reservoir have been rising because of heavy rain and snow in california following years of severe drought.it is the first time that lake oroville has experienced such an emergency in the dam's near 50-year history. the california department of water resources said on sunday that it was releasing as much as 100,000 cubic feet (2,830 cubic metres) of water per second from the main spillway






fema assists state officials with oroville dam emergency


"this is not a drill. repeat this is not a drill,” the national weather service said sunday, urging people living below oroville dam to evacuate. more than 100,000 people were told to evacuate because of a “hazardous situation” involving the northern california dam's emergency spillway. at one point, the nws warned that the auxiliary spillway was expected to fail and could send an “uncontrolled release of flood waters from lake oroville.” however, by late sunday night, officials said the immediate threat had passed because water had stopped washing over the emergency spillway. the mass evacuations cap a week of frantic efforts to prevent flooding as the reservoir behind america’s tallest dam reached capacity and its main spillway was severely damaged. on saturday, water levels rose so h






saving salmon from feather river hatchery


"this is not a drill. repeat this is not a drill,” the national weather service said sunday, urging people living below oroville dam to evacuate. more than 100,000 people were told to evacuate because of a “hazardous situation” involving the northern california dam's emergency spillway. at one point, the nws warned that the auxiliary spillway was expected to fail and could send an “uncontrolled release of flood waters from lake oroville.” however, by late sunday night, officials said the immediate threat had passed because water had stopped washing over the emergency spillway. the mass evacuations cap a week of frantic efforts to prevent flooding as the reservoir behind america’s tallest dam reached capacity and its main spillway was severely damaged. on saturday, water levels rose so h






sacramento mayor: sikh temples open for evacuees


"this is not a drill. repeat this is not a drill,” the national weather service said sunday, urging people living below oroville dam to evacuate. more than 100,000 people were told to evacuate because of a “hazardous situation” involving the northern california dam's emergency spillway. at one point, the nws warned that the auxiliary spillway was expected to fail and could send an “uncontrolled release of flood waters from lake oroville.” however, by late sunday night, officials said the immediate threat had passed because water had stopped washing over the emergency spillway. the mass evacuations cap a week of frantic efforts to prevent flooding as the reservoir behind america’s tallest dam reached capacity and its main spillway was severely damaged. on saturday, water levels rose so h






gov. jerry brown issues emergency order to speed up state aid


"this is not a drill. repeat this is not a drill,” the national weather service said sunday, urging people living below oroville dam to evacuate. more than 100,000 people were told to evacuate because of a “hazardous situation” involving the northern california dam's emergency spillway. at one point, the nws warned that the auxiliary spillway was expected to fail and could send an “uncontrolled release of flood waters from lake oroville.” however, by late sunday night, officials said the immediate threat had passed because water had stopped washing over the emergency spillway. the mass evacuations cap a week of frantic efforts to prevent flooding as the reservoir behind america’s tallest dam reached capacity and its main spillway was severely damaged. on saturday, water levels rose so h






oroville dam spillway may fail; evacuations ordered downstream


oroville — an emergency evacuation has been ordered for oroville-area residents by the state department of water resources, which predicts that the auxilliary spillway at the oroville dam will fail within the next hour.the department issued the evacuation advisory around 4:40 p.m. sunday, just four hours after holding a press conference where they said they didn’t anticipate such problems.the national weather service in sacramento issued a flash flood and dam failure warning for butte county.“at 4:19 p.m., dam operators reported a hazardous situation is developing with the oroville dam auxiliary spillway,” it states. “operation of the auxiliary spillway has lead to severe erosion that could lead to a failure of the structure.”it says that would result in an “uncontrolled release of flood w






thousands told to evacuate in face of california dam risk


media captionwater flows from california dam spillway for first time in historyat least 130,000 people in northern california have been told to evacuate their homes after a spillway at the tallest dam in the us was weakened by heavy rainfall.the emergency spillway of the 770 ft (230m) tall oroville dam could collapse at any moment, officials said. people living in flood risk areas have been ordered to leave immediately.water levels in the reservoir have risen following heavy rain and snow after years of severe drought.it is the first time that lake oroville has experienced such an emergency in the dam's near 50-year history. the california department of water resources said earlier on sunday afternoon that it was releasing as much as 100,000 cubic feet (2,830 cubic metres) of water per sec






oroville dam spillway failing; evacuations ordered downstream


follow this live blog for updates on the emergency evacuation ordered for oroville-area residents by the state department of water resources, which predicts that the auxilliary spillway at the oroville dam will fail within the next hour.the department issued the evacuation advisory around 4:40 p.m. sunday, just four hours after holding a press conference where they said they didn’t anticipate such problems.the national weather service in sacramento issued a flash flood and dam failure warning for butte county.this live blog is courtesy of www.chicoer.com






oroville dam: aerials show damaged overspill


more than 180,000 people in northern california have been told to evacuate after two overflow channels at the us's tallest dam were found to be damaged.the 770ft (230m) high oroville dam is not itself at risk of collapsing, but its emergency spillway was close to caving in, officials said.the excess water has now stopped flowing.oroville dam risk: thousands ordered to evacuate homes






at least 130,000 people asked to evacuate over concerns california’s oroville da


share storythe associated pressoroville, calif. (ap) — at least 130,000 people asked to evacuate over concerns california’s oroville dam’s emergency spillway could fail.the associated presscustom-curated news highlights, delivered weekday mornings.thanks for signing up!






130,000 evacuated over california dam concerns – the mercury news


oroville, calif. (ap) — the latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation’s tallest dam (all times local):8:00 p.m.at least 130,000 people have been asked to evacuate over concerns california’s oroville dam’s emergency spillway could fail.officials say oroville lake levels are decreasing as they let water flow from its heavily damage, main spillway but point out water is still spilling over the dam.california officials say the cities of oroville, gridley, live oak, marysville, wheat land, yuba city, plumas lake, and olivehurst are all under evacuation orders.___6:45 p.m.butte county sheriff koney honea says engineers with the california department of water resources informed him shortly after 6 p.m. that the erosion on the emergency spillway at the oroville dam is not advanci






officials say erosion not as bad as thought – the mercury news


oroville, calif. (ap) — the latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation’s tallest dam (all times local):6:45 p.m.butte county sheriff koney honea says engineers with the california department of water resources informed him shortly after 6 p.m. that the erosion on the emergency spillway at the oroville dam is not advancing as fast as they thought.honea says two inches of water is still coming over the dam, but that is significantly down from earlier flows.honea says there is a plan to plug the hole by using helicopters to drop rocks into the crevasse.he says the evacuation order went out after engineers spotted a hole that was eroding back toward the top of the spillway.honea adds authorities wanted to get people moving quickly to save lives in case “the worst-case scenario






officials repeatedly said spillway safe before evacuations


san francisco — starting last tuesday, the california department of water resources issued a dozen press releases about damage to a spillway attached to the nation's tallest dam, in oroville, california. until sunday, water officials maintained public safety was not at risk. then, on sunday afternoon, nearly 200,000 people living downstream were ordered to evacuate after the department determined an auxiliary spillway was in danger of imminent failure.here's what officials said and when:tuesday: the department announces it halted flows from the oroville dam spillway around noon "to investigate concrete erosion" after engineers noticed odd flow patterns. "there is no anticipated threat to the dam or the public."wednesday: the department says it plans to release water over the damaged spillw






evacuating residents stuck in gridlock traffic – the mercury news


oroville, calif. (ap) — the latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation’s tallest dam (all times local):8:30 p.m.traffic is gridlocked for miles around lake oroville as panicked and angry residents try to evacuate over concerns the northern california dam’s emergency spillway could fail.kaysi levias and her husband, greg, stopped at a gas station as they attempted to flee.greg levias says he’s shocked and pretty mad they didn’t get more warning.officials put out an evacuation order sunday afternoon telling around 100,000 people the emergency spillway at orville dam could fail within an hour.raj gill is managing a shell station where panicky motorists got gas and snacks while they wait for gridlocked traffic to clear. he says his boss told him to close the station and flee h






the latest: evacuating residents stuck in gridlock traffic


oroville, calif. — the latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam (all times local):8:30 p.m.traffic is gridlocked for miles around lake oroville as panicked and angry residents try to evacuate over concerns the northern california dam's emergency spillway could fail.kaysi levias and her husband, greg, stopped at a gas station as they attempted to flee.greg levias says he's shocked and pretty mad they didn't get more warning.officials put out an evacuation order sunday afternoon telling around 100,000 people the emergency spillway at orville dam could fail within an hour.raj gill is managing a shell station where panicky motorists got gas and snacks while they wait for gridlocked traffic to clear. he says his boss told him to close the station and flee himsel






saving salmon from feather river hatchery


"this is not a drill. repeat this is not a drill,” the national weather service said sunday, urging people living below oroville dam to evacuate. the evacuation was ordered because of a “hazardous situation” involving the northern california dam's emergency spillway. the national weather service said the auxiliary spillway is expected to fail and could send an “uncontrolled release of flood waters from lake oroville.” the mass evacuations cap a week of frantic efforts to prevent flooding as the reservoir behind america’s tallest dam reached capacity and its main spillway was severely damaged. on saturday, water levels rose so high that an emergency spillway was used for the first time. officials initially believed the measure worked. but this afternoon, as more water from record storms






evacuation lifted for 200k californians living below dam


oroville, calif. — authorities lifted an evacuation order tuesday for nearly 200,000 california residents who live below the nation's tallest dam after declaring that the risk of catastrophic collapse of a damaged spillway had been significantly reduced.butte county sheriff kory honea said residents can return home immediately. state water officials said they have drained enough of the lake behind oroville dam so that its earthen emergency spillway will not be needed to handle runoff from an approaching storm.but, the sheriff said, the region would remain under an evacuation warning, meaning that residents need to be ready to flee again if conditions worsen.residents returning home "have to be vigilant," and "there is the prospect that we will issue another evacuation order ... if the situ






environmental groups predicted oroville emergency spillway erosion in 2005 court


erosion near an oroville reservoir emergency spillway was first predicted in court documents filed by environmentalists more than a decade ago. in a technical memo on lake oroville’s discharge, the yuba county water agency wrote in 2002 that if the department of water resources used the emergency spillway, “extensive erosion would take place” and that “the spillway road and possibly high voltage transmission towers would be impacted,” according to a motion to intervene on the licensing filed by environmentalist groups in 2005. “because the area downstream from the emergency spillway crest is an unlined hillside, significant erosion of the hillside would occur,” the document said. according to the california department of water resources, that’s exactly what happened. after the dam’s ma






evacuating residents stuck in gridlock traffic – the mercury news


oroville, calif. (ap) — the latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation’s tallest dam (all times local):10:15 p.m.authorities say there is no more water going over the emergency spillway at a northern california dam.officials put out an evacuation order sunday afternoon saying the spillway at orville dam could fail within an hour.at least 130,000 people in downstream areas have been asked to evacuate.butte county sheriff kory honea said at a news conference late sunday that the evacuation orders will stand until more information is analyzed.___8:30 p.m.traffic is gridlocked for miles around lake oroville as panicked and angry residents try to evacuate over concerns the northern california dam’s emergency spillway could fail.kaysi levias and her husband, greg, stopped at a g






130,000 asked to evacuate near northern california dam


oroville, calif. — at least 130,000 people were asked to evacuate in northern california after authorities warned an emergency spillway in the country's tallest dam was in danger of failing sunday and unleashing uncontrolled flood waters on towns below.about 150 miles northeast of san francisco, lake oroville is one of california's largest man-made lakes, and the 770-foot-tall oroville dam is the nation's tallest.the evacuation was ordered sunday afternoon over concerns the dam's emergency spillway could fail. over five hours later, hundreds of cars carrying panicked and angry people were sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic."the police came and told us to evacuate," said kaysi levias who was with her husband, greg, at a gas station as they attempted to flee.officials warned residents that






130,000 asked to evacuate near northern california dam


oroville, calif. — at least 130,000 people were asked to evacuate in northern california after authorities warned an emergency spillway in the country's tallest dam was in danger of failing sunday and unleashing uncontrolled flood waters on towns below.about 150 miles northeast of san francisco, lake oroville is one of california's largest man-made lakes, and the 770-foot-tall oroville dam is the nation's tallest.the evacuation was ordered sunday afternoon over concerns the dam's emergency spillway could fail. over five hours later, hundreds of cars carrying panicked and angry people were sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic."the police came and told us to evacuate," said kaysi levias who was with her husband, greg, at a gas station as they attempted to flee.officials warned residents that






water flows from california dam spillway for first time in history


at least 130,000 people in northern california have been told to evacuate their homes after the tallest dam in the us was weakened by heavy rainfall.officials warned on sunday that the emergency spillway of the oroville dam could collapse at any moment.water levels in the reservoir have increased because of heavy rain and snow.it is the first time that lake oroville has experienced such an emergency in the dam's near 50-year history.oroville dam risk: thousands evacuate californian homes






january 28, 2017 – the mercury news


tribune content agency(c)2017 tribune content agency, llc.“simple urday” columns are meant to help aspiring players improve technique and develop logical thinking.this week’s deals have treated helping partner on defense. defenders signal “attitude” first (whether they wish a suit to be led or continued), then “count” (how many cards they hold in a suit), then maybe “suit preference.”today’s declarer takes the king of diamonds and leads a spade to dummy. east signals with the three. clearly, he doesn’t like spades, so the deuce shows “count“: an odd number.even numberdummy then leads the queen of clubs, and east follows with the eight, showing an even number — surely four since south won’t hold six clubs on the bidding.when west takes his king, he may be tempted to shift to a low heart. bu