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Oroville Dam evacuation 1 year anniversary look back

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A year after the crisis at the Oroville Dam forced almost 200,000 people from their homes, leaders in Sacramento have passed a bill designed to improve dam inspections.

The added focus all started on Feb. 12, 2017, when the Oroville Dam had a possibility of the emergency spillway failing. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea made the decision to evacuate everyone living downstream of the dam.

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