Oroville dam: race is on to lower water levels ahead of more rain



Engineers hope to begin repairs as soon as possible on a crumbling emergency spillway on the US’s tallest dam in northern California. They have so far managed to drain off some excess water from the rain swollen Oroville lake, easing the threat of flooding to communities down stream.

Current flows at the #OrovilleSpillway #OrovilleDam pic.twitter.com/Ee3e8faUJZ— Cal OES (@Cal_OES) February 13, 2017

Nearly 200,000 residents were earlier evacuated when one of two damaged spillways appear…
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