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Water Again Flowing Through Damaged Oroville Spillway

As construction bids came in to fix the damaged spillway at Oroville Dam, a new round of storms sent water out through the partly collapsed concrete chute over the weekend. State officials expect water to pour through the spillway for up to two weeks, depending on rainfall levels.State officials have reopened the damaged spillway at Oroville Dam as another set of rainstorms began moving across Northern California. Water resumed gushing through the partly collapsed concrete chute Friday morning.

Unofficial Map Shows Potential Flooding From Spillway Failure

According to informal surveys following the February evacuations ordered in response to the Oroville Dam crisis, a large segment of the local population said they stayed at home rather than leave for higher ground. From the looks of an inundation map created by graduate students at the UC Irvine Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, those residents who stayed behind might have wanted to rethink things. The recent study conducted by the graduate program forecasts the potential destruction that could have followed a complete failure of the emergency spillway at Lake Oroville.

How They Voted, April 16

The Carlsbad City Council met in special closed session Tuesday for personnel evaluations. In regular session, the council held a hearing and voted 3-2 to deny permits for the Carlsbad Boat Club and Resort, a 20-unit timeshare condominium project at 4509 Adams St.; approved moving $100,000 from the Agricultural Conversion Mitigation Fee fund to the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation to prepare a resiliency plan for the lagoon; and heard an update from the founders of Bio, Tech and Beyond.