"OROVILLE DAM SPILLWAY INCIDENT UPDATE: Feb 12, 2017 4:40pm PST
EVACUATION ORDER ISSUED: BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF
"A hazardous situation is developing with the Oroville Dam auxiliary spillway. Operation of the auxiliary spillway has lead to severe erosion that could lead to a failure of the structure. Failure of the auxiliary spillway structure will result in an uncontrolled release of flood waters from Lake Oroville."
-Butte County Sheriffs' Office
EMERGENCY EVACUATION ORDER ISSUED: Officials are anticipating a failure of the Auxiliary Spillway at Oroville Dam within the next 60 minutes.
Residents of Oroville should evacuate in a northward direction, toward Chico. Other cities should follow the orders of their local law enforcement.
-Department of Water Resources