Government severely misjudged strength of Oroville emergency spillway, sparking a crisis

Doug LaMalfa

Rep. Doug LaMalfa says Oroville Dam 'looks stable for now'

Updates: New storms approach, but officials confident Oroville Dam and spillways will hold up Feb. 17, 2017, 3:04 p.m.

The rain has started to return in Northern California and will continue over the next few days, but officials aren't as concerned about the upcoming weather so much as the damage already done to the Oroville Dam's already compromised main spillway.

The risk of flooding has dropped...