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Geologic hazards of the Bighorn River Floodplain

Oroville Dam/ Boysen Dam

 


There is a lesson to be learned from the recent near-catastrophic failure of the Oroville Dam in California. That dam is of similar construction as our Boysen Dam. Extended heavy rains filled the reservoir behind the dam to the extent that the spillway was activated to prevent overflow and brea...



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