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Oroville Dam

Oroville Dam, 770 ft (235 m) high and 7,600 ft (2,317 m) long, on the Feather River, N Calif., near the city of Oroville. The largest unit of the Feather River project, the dam was built (1957–68) to provide electric power, drinking water, and irrigation for central and S California.

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