Republican Congressman Doug LaMalfa said Tuesday that officials fear "all this silty, goopy junk" eroding from nearby damaged spillways will back up into the powerhouse, ruining the turbines and electronics.
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Mr. Trump has not commented on the emergency, but Rep. Doug LaMalfa, California Republican, said he was working with the White House and House leadership on the declaration.
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