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Evacuations Ordered Over Concerns at California Dam System

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As CNN informs, at least 188,000 people have been evacuated from several Northern California counties after damage to a spillway at the Oroville Dam.

The dam, which is the nation's highest, remains intact. But the emergency spillway, which helps to ensure that the water does not rush over the top of the dam when levels are high, was eroding Sunday.
The erosion prompted concerns that it could endanger the communities living downstream and evacuation orders were made for cities and counties near Lake Oroville, which remain in effect. 
According to the California Department of Water Resources, it's possible that crisis could be averted, as the erosion "was not advancing as rapidly as they thought."

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