Spillway at tallest US dam in California about to collapse, tens of thousands evacuate | Mountain Republic

PDATE: As of 5:30am PST, the emergency spillway is still intact and the water levels in the lake have lowered so that water is no longer flowing over the emergency spillway. Water is still being released through the damaged concrete spillway at a rate of about 100,000cfs. DWR is attempting to lower the lake from it’s capacity of 901′ down to around 850′ so that repairs can begin on both spillways. Crews are waiting for daylight to access the further damage that has occurred overnight. Evacuation orders are still in effect for about 180,000 residents. Rain is back in the forecast for this area starting again on Thursday.

Source: Spillway at tallest US dam in California about to collapse, tens of thousands evacuate | Mountain Republic

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