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September 6, 2018

California dam repairs hit $1.1B, and climbing

  • Crews are racing to meet a Nov. 1 deadline to fix broken spillways at Oroville Dam before winter rains start.
    Associated Press

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    Both spillways at the dam crumbled and fell away during heavy rains in early 2017, prompting fears of a catastrophic dam collapse.

    SAN FRANCISCO — The cost of repairs and other improvements stemming from last year's near-disaster at the nation's tallest dam is $1.1 billion, a staggering total nearly $250 million over projections at the start of the year and that could go higher, California officials said Wednesday.

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