Lake Oroville

CALIFORNIA


Lake Level
794.56 FEET
7/14/2018
Full Pool: 728.1
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Stolen fire engine pursuit ends in Butte County

Appeal-democrat.com

Date: 7/14/2018 10:39:00 PM

Pursuit of the stolen Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District engine ended on Highway 70 north of Lake Oroville around 6 p.m. Officers arrested a man and a woman, according to the California Highway Pat

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Missing boater on Lake Oroville found dead

Oroville Mercury-Register

Date: 7/14/2018 8:11:00 PM

OROVILLE — The body of a Roseville man who had been on a houseboat at Lake Oroville was recovered Saturday morning following a two-hour search. About 2:50 a.m. Saturday, the Butte County Sheriff’s Off

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Work continues on Oroville Dam rebuild

Western Farm Press

Date: 7/11/2018 4:21:00 PM

Today the Department of Water Resources (DWR) provided an update on construction-related activities for the Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project. Construction on the Main Spillway Founda

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Lake Oroville summer economy mixed with winners, losers

kcra.com

Date: 7/10/2018 9:37:00 PM

WEBVTT THERE ARE LOSERS AND WINNERS BECAUSE OF THE SPILLWAYS’ RECONSTRUCTION. VICKI: THE SUN GLISTENING DOWN ON LAKE OROVILLE, AND ECONOMIC VITAL SIGN. SUMMER, A MAGNET FOR THOSE DITCHING THE LAND. A

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What do Lake Oroville's water levels mean for local economy?

kcra.com

Date: 7/10/2018 7:16:00 PM

WEBVTT THERE ARE LOSERS AND WINNERS BECAUSE OF THE SPILLWAYS’ RECONSTRUCTION. VICKI: THE SUN GLISTENING DOWN ON LAKE OROVILLE, AND ECONOMIC VITAL SIGN. SUMMER, A MAGNET FOR THOSE DITCHING THE LAND. A

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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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