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For three weeks in February, torrents of water rushed down the emergency spillway at Oroville dam, prompting fears that the entire structure would collapse. New images show what's left of the 914m long concrete spillway -- and the tremendous challenge that now confronts repair crews.

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For three weeks in February, torrents of water rushed down the emergency spillway at Oroville dam, prompting fears that the entire structure would collapse. New images show what's left of the 914m long concrete spillway -- and the tremendous challenge that now confronts repair crews.