Case Study: Oroville

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The Oroville dam was built in 1968, in California. It lies on the Feather River, east of the city Oroville. The dam has many important uses including; flood control, hydroelectric power generation, water shortage, and water quality improvement in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Lake supplies up to 4.2 million acre-feet of water a year, Oroville is the biggest reservoir in the State Water Project, both to farmers and more than 25 million Californians who depend on it for at least part of their water supply. The Association of State Dam Safety Officials estimates the cost of known needed maintenances for the country’s 2,000 deficient, high-hazard dams at $21 billion. The United States has frequently underfunded dams, drinking water,
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