Oroville Dam

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Oroville Dam, located in California, is the tallest dam in the United States and plays a significant role in the state's water supply. The dam was completed in 1968 and provides hydroelectric power, flood control, and irrigation water to the surrounding agricultural areas. The dam's reservoir is fed by the Feather River, which in turn is supplied by both surface flow and snowpack from the Sierra Nevada mountains. The reservoir also serves as a recreational area for boating, fishing, and camping. However, in 2017, the dam experienced significant damage during heavy rains, leading to concerns about its safety and necessitating emergency repairs. Despite these concerns, Oroville Dam continues to be an essential component of California's water infrastructure.

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Dam_Height 770
Hydraulic_Height 748
Drainage_Area 3611
Year_Completed 1968
Nid_Storage 3540000
Structural_Height 770
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 15800
Hazard_Potential High
Outlet_Gates Tainter (radial) - 8
River_Or_Stream Feather River
Dam_Length 6920
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Nid_Height 770

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