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The tallest dam in America is ready to take on winter. After the February 2017 massive fail at the Oroville Dam and more than a billion dollars to fix it, officials say it will be in full working order this winter almost two years after thousands were sent running from their homes. Concrete’s been poured but the main spillway still needs to cure for a month. There’s also some other finishing touches. The California Department of Water Resources announced crews are pouring concrete on the emergency spillway too. The two dams eroded and came apart during heavy rain in 2017, so nearly 200-thousand people were evacuated. State officials had said they’d be done with the work by November 1st so the dam could dry by December. The cost was $1.1 billion so far with FEMA paying 75% of that and the rest will be covered by State Water Project customers.


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