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Flood fears raise questions over Lake Oroville spillway

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WASHINGTON — Engineers have known for decades that if water ever spilled onto Lake Oroville’s unpaved auxiliary spillway, it would cause serious erosion, possibly compromising the earthen structure that holds back the reservoir and threatening communities downstream. But California water districts that helped pay for Oroville resisted calls to armor the backup spillway, which would have…

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