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VIDEO: Anderson Reservoir nearly full from storm runoff

Officials say the largest reservoir in Santa Clara County is on the cusp of spilling over for the first time since 2006 but unlike the Orovi…

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Homes in Oroville Dam crisis burglarized during evacuation

(KRON) The Butte County sheriff says a number of homes in an evacuation zone below a dam’s damaged spillways have been burglarized and arres…

FILE - In this file photo taken Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, houseboats sit in the drought lowered waters of Oroville Lake, near Oroville, Calif. Water levels dropped Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at California's Lake Oroville, stopping water from spilling over a massive dam's potentially hazardous emergency spillway after authorities ordered the evacuation of people from towns lying below the lake. Lake Oroville also serves as a reservoir and levels rose significantly in recent weeks after a series of storms that have dumped rain and snow across California. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Lake Oroville critical to California’s complex water system

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lake Oroville and its dam in Northern California are critical components in California’s complex water-delivery system.…

Water continues to run down the main spillway at Lake Oroville on Monday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Oroville, Calif. The water level dropped Monday behind the nation's tallest dam, reducing the risk of a catastrophic spillway collapse and easing fears that prompted the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people downstream. Sunday afternoon's evacuation order came after engineers spotted a hole on the concrete lip of the secondary spillway for the 770-foot-tall Oroville Dam and told authorities that it could fail within the hour. (Randy Pench/The Sacramento Bee via AP)

VIDEO: California dam managers dismissed flood concern 12 years ago

(AP)  Environmental activists and local government officials warned more than a decade ago about the risk of catastrophic flooding below a m…