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What’s happening this weekend in Oroville

Chico Enterprise-Record

Date: 2/5/2016 9:21:00 PM

All welcome. 1-877-669-1669. Alcoholics Anonymous, Lake Oroville Fellowship: Noon-8 p.m. 2471 Bird St. All welcome. 538-8180. Drop-in Center: 11-3 p.m. Social/coffee time. 492 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. 879-3311. Childbirth classes: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Better

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What’s happening Friday in Oroville

Oroville Mercury-Register

Date: 2/4/2016 8:46:00 PM

533-1456. ADAM 12-Step Christ-Centered Support Group: 6:30 p.m. Corker House, 2649 Elgin St. Danny, 532-9261. Alcoholics Anonymous, Lake Oroville Fellowship: Noon, 8 p.m. 2471 Bird St. All welcome. 538-8180. Narcotics Anonymous: 3:30 p.m. Burlington Ave

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El Niño rain has little effect on the drought in California

Daily 49er

Date: 2/4/2016 4:03:00 AM

The conditions from the biggest storm of the season rose water levels in California’s two biggest water storage facilities, Folsom Lake near Sacramento and Lake Oroville near Butte County in Northern California, according to the National Integrated

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California's Most Famous Empty Lake Is Full Again, Thanks to El Nino

Date: 2/3/2016 2:01:00 AM

Last month, Lake Oroville made deadlines when it rose 20 feet in 10 days. Folsom Lake was also busy filling up-although not as quickly; it rose 30 feet in 30 days-and the reservoir has now achieved something quite notable for being on the brink of disaster

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Will California hit its goal of cutting water use by 25 percent?

89.3 KPCC

Date: 2/2/2016 5:59:00 PM

Lake Oroville, the largest reservoir in the State Water Project and the second-biggest in California after Lake Shasta, was at 50 percent of capacity on April 5, 2014. Dan Brekke/KQED California saved 18 percent more water this past December than it did in

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• River: Feather River
• Length: 167 Miles
• Surface Area: 15,810 Acres
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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