International Rivers Statement on California's Oroville Dam

Sunday, February 12, 2017
Oroville Dam
Oroville Dam
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Kate Horner, Executive Director of International Rivers, said today, "We’re deeply concerned by reports of the deteriorating conditions at California’s Oroville Dam. We pray for the safety of all those affected, including the first responders dealing with the evolving situation. 

"We hope that all those in the path of the potential flood are swiftly evacuated, and that the California Department of Water Resources finds a way to stabilize the dam and its spillways and ensure the safety of people downstream."