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Ski & Snowboard forecast near Lake Oroville, CA

The Weather Channel

Date: 1/23/2020 4:00:00 PM

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'This is only a test' | State water officials testing Oroville Dam spillway sirens


Date: 1/15/2020 11:30:00 PM

Water is flowing down the rebuilt spillway of the nation's tallest dam for the first time since it crumbled two years ago and threatened to flood California communities along the Feather River. The

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BLM plans week-long control burn near Lake Oroville

Action News Now

Date: 1/13/2020 9:36:00 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The Bureau of Land Management fire crews will be burning piles of brush and small trees near Lake Oroville in Butte County from Monday, Jan. 13, through Friday, Jan. 17. Crews

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What’s happening Monday in Oroville

Chico Enterprise-Record

Date: 1/13/2020 4:28:00 AM

534-9960. Weekdays. Butte County Public Health Department: Oroville clinic, 78 Table Mountain Blvd. Appointments, 538-7341. Weekly. Alcoholics Anonymous, Lake Oroville Fellowship: Noon, 8 p.m. 2471

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Boy Scouts recycle Christmas trees to help Lake Oroville fish

Chico Enterprise-Record

Date: 1/12/2020 9:24:00 AM

CHICO — Local Boy Scouts collected more than 1,200 Christmas trees Saturday to benefit fish in Lake Oroville. Boy Scout Troop 2 continued its annual tradition for the 28th year with the help of

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• River: Feather River
• Length: 167 Miles
• Surface Area: 15,810 Acres
• Volume: 3,537,577 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 3,624 Square Miles
Lake Oroville, is a reservoir formed by the Oroville Dam impounding the Feather River, located in Butte County, northern California. The lake is situated 5 miles northeast of the city of Oroville, within the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area, in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

At over 3,500,000 acre feet, it is the second-largest reservoir in California, after Shasta Lake. The lake is fed by the North Fork, Middle Fork, West Branch and South Forks of the Feather River.

The lake has an unmarked 9,000 ft diameter landing area for seaplanes. The lake is a popular nationally renowned bass fishing location, while coho salmon are stocked from the Feather River Fish Hatchery.

Prior to impoundment by the Oroville Dam, the current main basin of Lake Oroville was the location of the confluence of the North Fork Feather River with the Feather River and the now-inundated towns of Bidwell and Land. Completed in 1968, Oroville Dam is an earthen dam and is the tallest dam located in the United States, measuring over 770 feet high and 6,920 feet across. The dam was the largest earth-fill dam in the world until succeeded by Aswan High Dam in Egypt. It was built by the California Department of Water Resources as part of the California State Water Project. The dam houses the Edward Hyatt Powerplant, an underground hydro-electric plant that was completed in 1967. Six generators are used to provide a maximum generating capacity of 819 MVA.

The Hyatt Generating-Pumping Plant source water for the Feather River is released from two discharge tunnels at up to 17,500 cu ft/s during peak demand and "little or no release the remainder of the day". The power plant also routinely draws up to 5,610 cu ft/s of Feather River water for "pumpback" into Lake Oroville. Hyatt releases are stored in the 4.40 miles serpentine river channel (Thermalito Diversion Pool) which extends from the river's source to the Thermalito Diversion Dam.
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