In 2005, three environmental groups warned state and federal officials about what they believed was a problem with the Oroville Dam’s emergency spillway — the same one that was at risk of collapsing this week, after storms caused the adjacent reservoir to swell.
"The Government Was Warned That the Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway Was Unsafe. It Didn’t Listen." is from the February 14, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kristine Guerra and narrated by Sam Scholl.