Dam breaches

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March 26, 2017 - 2:59 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 10 p.m. U.S.-led coalition forces say the Tabqa Dam in northern Syria is structurally sound. The Islamic State group claimed Sunday that coalition airstrikes had locked the dam's gates, causing Euphrates River water levels to rise...
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A helicopter sits at a staging area behind bags of rocks near the Oroville Dam, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in Oroville, Calif. Officials from the California Department of Water Resources were considering using helicopters to drop loads of rock on the eroded spillway at Lake Oroville. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 13, 2017 - 9:14 pm
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam (all times local): 7 p.m. Gov. Jerry Brown says he wasn't previously aware of a report that surfaced Monday indicating environmentalists raised concerns about the Oroville Dam emergency spillway in...
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Oroville, Calif., resident Patrick Cumings, left, holds his daughter, Elizabeth, and he stands with his wife, Elizabeth Cumings at the Red Cross evacuation center in Chico, Calif., Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. The water level has dropped behind the Oroville Dam, nation's tallest dam, in Oroville reducing the risk of a catastrophic spillway collapse and easing fears that prompted the evacuation of the Cumings and others downstream. (AP Photo/Don Thompson)
February 13, 2017 - 8:47 pm
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Some grabbed pets and important papers. Others arrived at shelters with just the clothes on their backs. Still others couldn't leave at all Sunday when word came down that a damaged spillway at California's gigantic Oroville Dam might collapse and send a 30-foot wall of water...
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Oroville, Calif., resident Patrick Cumings, left, holds his daughter, Elizabeth, and he stands with his wife, Elizabeth Cumings at the Red Cross evacuation center in Chico, Calif., Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. The water level has dropped behind the Oroville Dam, nation's tallest dam, in Oroville reducing the risk of a catastrophic spillway collapse and easing fears that prompted the evacuation of the Cumings and others downstream. (AP Photo/Don Thompson)
February 13, 2017 - 6:44 pm
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Some grabbed pets and important papers. Others arrived at shelters with just the clothes on their backs. Still others couldn't leave at all Sunday when word came down that a damaged spillway at California's gigantic Oroville Dam might collapse and send a 30-foot wall of water...
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In this Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, water flows down Oroville Dam's main spillway, near Oroville, Calif. Officials have ordered residents near the Oroville Dam in Northern California to evacuate the area Sunday, Feb. 12, saying a "hazardous situation is developing" after an emergency spillway severely eroded. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 13, 2017 - 2:49 pm
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam (all times local): 12:45 p.m. The sheriff of a California county where thousands of people were evacuated as a damaged spillway on a huge dam threatened to fail says repairs may need to be made...
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This photo shows the emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam shortly early Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in Oroville, Calif. Water levels at Lake Oroville are continuing to drop Monday and stopping water from spilling over the spillway. Evacuations for people living below the lake were ordered Sunday after authorities warned the emergency spillway of the Oroville Dam could fail at any time unleashing uncontrolled flood waters on towns below. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 13, 2017 - 11:45 am
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The water level dropped Monday behind the nation's tallest dam, reducing the risk of a catastrophic spillway collapse and easing fears that prompted the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people downstream. As the day began, officials from the California Department of Water...
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