Fig 1

Fig 1: Map view sketch (A) and oblique aerial photo (B) of the Oroville Dam and its spillways. Left image by Shannon1, available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oroville_Dam_crisis#/media/File:OROVILLE_DAM_1.svg (CC BY-SA 4.0). Right photo by K. M. Grow, California Department of Water Resources, taken on May 11, 2016, several months before the spillway incident. Note how the emergency spillway is faced by a vegetated slope with no artifacts or structures to confine flow or control erosion in case of spilling.

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