Photos: Dramatic Images of Catastrophic Damage at Oroville Spillway


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(Image credit: Dale Kolke / California Department of Water Resources)

Another aerial view of the large debris field in the pool immediately below the Oroville Spillway, taken on Feb. 27. The spillway sustained massive damage after heavy rains pounded the region in February.

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