Costs to Repair Calif.'s Oroville Dam Surge to $1.1B - NBC 7 San Diego

Costs to Repair Calif.'s Oroville Dam Surge to $1.1B

However, the department said back in January the project would cost $870 million

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    Officials say the cost of dealing with last year's near-disaster at the nation's tallest dam in California have climbed to more than $1 billion.

    The state Department of Water Resources said Wednesday construction costs and related expenses are driving the increase at Oroville Dam.

    Department spokeswoman Erin Mellon says more workers were recently hired to get the repairs done by the expected onset of wet weather beginning Nov. 1.

    The department said in January the project would cost $870 million.

    Shooting at 2nd Wisconsin High School Leaves Community in Shock

    [NATL] Shooting at 2nd Wisconsin High School Leaves Community in Shock

    A school officer and a student were injured at Wisoonsin's Oshkosh West High School Tuesday morning, when the student was shot after attempting to stab the office with a sharp object. The shooting comes just one day after a school resource officer at Waukesha South High School shot a 17-year-old armed student who refused to drop his weapon.

    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019)

    Both spillways at the 770-foot (230-meter) earthen dam collapsed in February 2017, forcing nearly 200,000 people downstream to evacuate.

    Uncontrolled and massive releases of water did not occur and residents were allowed to return home within days.