Danger in Northern California – level 2

16-02-2017 07:00

Oroville Dam is located in northern California and it is the tallest dam in the USA. People built it between 1962 and 1968. It is 230 metres high, which is 12 metres taller than the famous Hoover Dam.

People found that two overflow channels of the Oroville Dam were damaged. People are afraid that too much water could be released from the dam. Nearly 200,000 people had to evacuate.

As the people are driving away, the roads are congested. Only 500 people have come to an evacuation centre in a nearby town.

Difficult words: dam (a big wall which holds water), overflow channel (a channel/a way where the water leaves the dam if there is too much water).

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