Lake Oroville

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763.35 FEET
8/23/2017
Full Pool: 728.1
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What’s happening Tuesday in Oroville

Oroville Mercury-Register

Date: 8/21/2017 9:26:00 PM

Brad Brown, 876-7102. Every other Tuesday. Alcoholics Anonymous, Lake Oroville Fellowship: Noon, 8 p.m.; women 5 p.m. 2471 Bird St. 538-8180. Narcotics Anonymous: 3:30 p.m. Southside Hole in the Wall Group of NA. Burlington and Wyandotte avenues

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‘Lethal arrogance’? Oroville Dam crisis sprang from Pat Brown’s towering ambition

Patch

Date: 8/20/2017 7:01:00 PM

As the linchpin of the state’s water delivery network, capable of holding 3.5 million acre-feet of water, Lake Oroville has played a critical role in California’s meteoric economic and population growth since its completion in 1968. But now Pat Brown

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Sacramento County sues to block Delta tunnels – and it’s not alone

TheSacramento Bee

Date: 8/18/2017 11:27:00 PM

Supervisor Bill Connelly said locals are fearful of losing their water rights to Southern California. He said Butte officials also believe Lake Oroville – the state’s second-largest water-supply reservoir and a popular Butte County recreation hub

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Army Corps of Engineers expedites Oroville recreational improvements

Chico Enterprise-Record

Date: 8/18/2017 6:43:00 PM

Oroville >> Several Lake Oroville recreational improvement projects proposed by the Oroville Recreation Advisory Committee can be sped up because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has designated them as emergencies. State Department of Water Resources

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Oroville Dam: New video shows crews rebuilding wrecked spillway

mercurynews.com

Date: 8/18/2017 5:09:00 PM

State dam officials closed the gates to assess the damage, allowing Lake Oroville to fill to to the top. As water flowed over the emergency spillway, it eroded the base of the hill on which it was built, leading authorities to evacuate 188,000 people over

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• River: Feather River
• Length: 167 Miles
• Surface Area: 15,810 Acres
• Volume: 3,537,577 Acre Feet
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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