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The oroville dam crisis threatened a bald eagle family. Here’s how workers responded

Around seven bald eagle couples call the area around Oroville Dam home. The nest of the pair pictured was removed during the rebuild after the spillway nearly failed in 2017. Ken James/California Department of Water Resources

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As workers planned a new route for electric towers that had carried power lines across the Oroville Dam’s damaged spillway, a new problem arose: a 6-foot by 6-foot bald eagle nest in a tree.