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California dam spillway in danger of collapsing
Nearly 200,000 people living below the tallest dam in the United States, near Oroville in Northern California, were urgently ordered to flee their homes on Sunday after a spillway appeared for a time to be in danger of imminent collapse.
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Water flows through a damaged spillway on the Oroville Dam in Oroville, California.

(Reuters)

Jason Newton, of the Department of Water Resources, takes a picture of water going over the emergency spillway at Oroville Dam in Oroville.

(AP)

The area of erosion on the lower half of the Oroville Dam spillway.

(Reuters)

A damaged spillway with eroded hillside is seen in an aerial photo taken over the Oroville Dam in Oroville, California,

(William Croyle/Handout via REUTERS )

California Department of Water Resources personnel monitor water flowing through a damaged spillway.

(Reuters)

A damaged spillway with eroded hillside is seen in an aerial photo taken over the Oroville Dam.

(William Croyle/Handout via REUTERS )

California dam spillway in danger of collapsing

Nearly 200,000 people living below the tallest dam in the United States, near Oroville in Northern California, were urgently ordered to flee their homes on Sunday after a spillway appeared for a time to be in danger of imminent collapse.

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