Lake Oroville

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Lake Level
778.55 FEET
12/8/2019
Full Pool: 900.0
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Still a ways to go to fix Craig Access Road

Chico Enterprise-Record

Date: 11/29/2019 1:00:00 PM

OROVILLE — For years, the Craig Access Road that runs between the northeastern and southeastern branches of Lake Oroville has provided a headache for the Butte County Board of Supervisors. The

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Oroville Dam: Rebuilt spillway recognized for international engineering award

Mercury News

Date: 11/20/2019 6:22:00 AM

When the state Department of Water Resources released more water from Lake Oroville down the main spillway, it crumbled into the Diversion Pool and needed a full rebuild. Related Articles New federal

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Brand advertising company – Digital design agency

DDW

Date: 11/20/2019

Brand advertising is the way to make connections and build it strong, If you want to have long-term relationships with consumers over time, brand advertising is good to use. Companies that use brand advertising have the aim of achieving long-term recognition and appreciation. They do this by establishing brand

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Public-funded Oroville Dam advertising called ‘propaganda.’ Here’s how much it cost

Sacramento Bee

Date: 11/14/2019 4:30:00 AM

“Oroville Dam: Part of Our Community,” the color newspaper insert, includes the Department of Water Resources’ logo on the front and details the dam’s record on flood protection, the spillway repair

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California has six of the nation’s 1,680 high-hazard dams deemed in risky condition

Los Angeles Times

Date: 11/12/2019 5:12:00 AM

California spent $1.1 billion repairing the Lake Oroville spillway, enacted new emergency plan requirements and launched a review of 93 other dams with similar spillways. In South Carolina, after more

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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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