Lake Oroville News

4/26/2018 12:09:00 AM
Chico Enterprise-Record
The sausage-making process in the state Legislature usually takes a bill and waters it down in the spirit of compromise. So it was a pleasant surprise when the Legislature took Lake Oroville dam safety legislation and made it stronger. That happened ...

4/20/2018 4:25:00 AM
The Mercury News
This comes as DWR submitted an updated 2017-2018 Lake Oroville operations plan on Tuesday to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the California Division of Safety of Dams for approval. The updated plan triggers more aggressive outflows of up to ...

4/19/2018 6:45:00 AM
Western Farm Press
California water officials continue to defend their management of Lake Oroville as a second season of main spillway reconstruction on the reservoir’s earthen dam is set to ramp up in May. The state Department of Water Resources has updated its operations ...

4/18/2018 5:44:00 PM
Chico Enterprise-Record
This comes as DWR submitted an updated 2017-2018 Lake Oroville operations plan on Tuesday to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the California Division of Safety of Dams for approval. The updated plan triggers more aggressive outflows of up to ...

4/13/2018 8:56:00 PM
Oroville Mercury-Register
3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley. Entry fee. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 846-7500; Saturday-Sunday, 846-7505. Lake Oroville Nature Walks: 9 a.m. Meet at Visitor Center, 917 Kelly Ridge Road. Explore trails around the lake. Bring water, snacks ...

4/10/2018 3:12:00 AM
WRAL
Officials say water flows into Lake Oroville following the Northern California storm are not enough to require opening the partially rebuilt spillway at the troubled dam. California Department of Water Resources officials said Sunday that the lake level ...

4/8/2018 4:20:00 PM
NewsOK
The rain also cancelled Friday night's San Francisco Giants game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Meanwhile, officials are keeping an eye on Lake Oroville, where the storm may turn into the first test of a spillway that was destroyed last year and prompted ...

4/8/2018 2:35:00 PM
Chico Enterprise-Record
Oroville >> The state Department of Water Resources said Sunday that it appears the partially rebuilt Lake Oroville spillway is unlikely to be used this week after all. On Saturday, DWR said it expected releases down the spillway by the middle of the week.

4/8/2018 1:46:00 PM
U.S. News & World Report
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a wet California storm (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Officials say water flows into Lake Oroville following the Northern California storm are not enough to require opening the partially rebuilt spillway at the troubled dam.

4/8/2018 1:36:00 PM
Reading Eagle
Officials say water flows into Lake Oroville following the Northern California storm are not enough to require opening the partially rebuilt spillway at the troubled dam SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a wet California storm (all times local): 1:30 ...

4/8/2018 12:30:00 PM
Daily Herald
Officials say water flows into Lake Oroville following the Northern California storm are not enough to require opening the partially rebuilt spillway at the troubled dam. California Department of Water Resources officials said Sunday that the lake level ...

4/7/2018 10:14:00 PM
Oroville Mercury-Register
Chico >> The atmospheric river has left the north valley but all that rainfall left problems in its wake. Lake Oroville rose 5 feet in a 24-hour period and the state Department of Water Resources said it expects to need to release water down the partially ...

4/7/2018 9:34:00 PM
Chico Enterprise-Record
Chico >> The atmospheric river has left the north valley but all that rainfall left problems in its wake. Lake Oroville rose 5 feet in a 24-hour period and the state Department of Water Resources said it expects to need to release water down the partially ...

4/7/2018 9:12:00 PM
The Fresno Bee
The rain also cancelled Friday night's San Francisco Giants game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Meanwhile, officials are keeping an eye on Lake Oroville, where the storm may turn into the first test of a spillway that was destroyed last year and prompted ...

4/7/2018 3:26:00 AM
WRAL
Water flows into Lake Oroville are picking up as rain hammers Northern California and state officials warn they may have to use a partially rebuilt spillway at the troubled dam. Feather River flows into the lake began exceeding water being released around ...

4/7/2018 1:54:00 AM
Quad-City Times
The rain also cancelled Friday night's San Francisco Giants game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Meanwhile, officials are keeping an eye on Lake Oroville, where the storm may turn into the first test of a spillway that was destroyed last year and prompted ...

4/7/2018 1:54:00 AM
Janesville Gazette
The rain also cancelled Friday night's San Francisco Giants game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Meanwhile, officials are keeping an eye on Lake Oroville, where the storm may turn into the first test of a spillway that was destroyed last year and prompted ...

4/6/2018 7:51:00 PM
Longview News-Journal
The rain also cancelled Friday night's San Francisco Giants game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Meanwhile, officials are keeping an eye on Lake Oroville, where the storm may turn into the first test of a spillway that was destroyed last year and prompted ...

4/6/2018 6:13:00 PM
Oroville Mercury-Register
Oroville >> Lake Oroville started rising again Friday as the Pineapple Express rolled into town. By 5 p.m., the atmospheric river had dumped 2.16 inches at the airport, according to the National Weather Service. The Department of Water Resources reported 2 ...

4/6/2018 4:58:00 PM
Daily Inter Lake
The rain also cancelled Friday night's San Francisco Giants game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Meanwhile, officials are keeping an eye on Lake Oroville, where the storm may turn into the first test of a spillway that was destroyed last year and prompted ...

4/6/2018 4:49:00 PM
U.S. News & World Report
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a Northern California storm (all times local): 3:40p.m. Water flows into Lake Oroville are picking up as rain hammers Northern California and state officials warn they may have to use a partially rebuilt spillway at the ...

4/6/2018 4:37:00 PM
La Crosse Tribune
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a Northern California storm (all times local): 3:40p.m. Water flows into Lake Oroville are picking up as rain hammers Northern California and state officials warn they may have to use a partially rebuilt spillway at the ...

4/6/2018 4:21:00 PM
East Oregonian
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a Northern California storm (all times local): 3:40p.m. Water flows into Lake Oroville are picking up as rain hammers Northern California and state officials warn they may have to use a partially rebuilt spillway at the ...

4/6/2018 4:04:00 PM
Reading Eagle
Yosemite National Park is closing to visitors ahead of a spring storm that is expected to bring flooding to the popular valley floor SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a Northern California storm (all times local): 3:40p.m. Water flows into Lake Oroville ...

4/6/2018 3:59:00 PM
Longview News-Journal
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a Northern California storm (all times local): 3:40p.m. Water flows into Lake Oroville are picking up as rain hammers Northern California and state officials warn they may have to use a partially rebuilt spillway at the ...

4/6/2018 3:52:00 PM
Fredericksburg.com
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a Northern California storm (all times local): 3:40p.m. Water flows into Lake Oroville are picking up as rain hammers Northern California and state officials warn they may have to use a partially rebuilt spillway at the ...

4/6/2018 3:40:30 PM
Associated Press
Water flows into Lake Oroville are picking up as rain hammers Northern California and state officials warn they may have to use a partially rebuilt spillway at the troubled dam. Feather River flows into the lake began exceeding water being released around ...

4/6/2018 3:40:00 PM
The Daily News
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a Northern California storm (all times local): 3:40p.m. Water flows into Lake Oroville are picking up as rain hammers Northern California and state officials warn they may have to use a partially rebuilt spillway at the ...

4/6/2018 8:05:00 AM
The Republic
Water flows into Lake Oroville are picking up as rain hammers Northern California and state officials warn they may have to use a partially rebuilt spillway at the troubled dam. Feather River flows into the lake began exceeding water being released around ...

4/5/2018 7:13:00 PM
NBC Bay Area
Forecasted storms expected in the Feather River basin this weekend may require using Lake Oroville’s flood control outlet spillway (also known as the main spillway) this week or next. After last year’s spillway incident, the Department created the 2017 ...

4/5/2018 6:24:00 PM
Action News Now
Lake Oroville is currently at 794 feet, about 36 feet from the trigger elevation, which is the point the DWR will begin releasing water from the spillway. The Winter Operations Plan was created in response to last year's spillway incident. The plan ...

4/5/2018 12:33:00 AM
Ohsonline.com
The 2017/18 Lake Oroville Winter Operations Plan says the main spillway is to be used if the reservoir's elevation reach 830 feet during the month of April. Current forecasts show inflows may raise the reservoir to near the 830-foot trigger elevation by ...

4/5/2018 12:33:00 AM
Ohsonline.com
The 2017/18 Lake Oroville Winter Operations Plan says the main spillway is to be used if the reservoir's elevation reaches 830 feet during the month of April. Current forecasts show inflows may raise the reservoir to near the 830-foot trigger elevation by ...

4/4/2018 5:31:00 PM
Oroville Mercury-Register
Oroville >> Water releases into the Feather River increased Wednesday as the Department of Water Resources made room in Lake Oroville for water expected to flow in due to the oncoming storms. Flow though the Hyatt Powerhouse at the base of Oroville Dam was ...

4/4/2018 6:28:00 AM
Western Farm Press
A warm storm this weekend that could send snowmelt gushing from the Sierra Nevada has state officials preparing to use Lake Oroville’s main flood control spillway later this week or next. With a storm approaching Northern California that could dump as ...

4/3/2018 9:38:00 PM
Daily Mail
Lake Oroville is just 36 feet below capacity, and authorities say with the impending storm water may need to be released through a restored half-mile-long concrete chute. 'Hopefully we don't need to use the spillway,' Erin Mellon a spokeswoman for the ...

4/3/2018 5:35:00 PM
SFGATE
The 700-foot-deep Lake Oroville is just 36 feet below capacity this week, officials said, and its water may have to be released through the restored half-mile-long concrete chute, which partially collapsed in February of 2017. The spillway’s failure set ...

4/3/2018 2:41:00 PM
Chico Enterprise-Record
The oncoming storm is expected to raise the water level of Lake Oroville to 830 feet above sea level, which requires stepped-up releases to 14,500 cubic feet per second under DWR’s flood control plan for April. That is the maximum flow possible through ...

4/3/2018 2:36:00 PM
YubaNet
SACRAMENTO April 3, 2018 – Forecasted storms expected in the Feather River basin this weekend may require using Lake Oroville’s flood control outlet spillway (also known as the main spillway) this week or next. After last year’s spillway incident ...

4/3/2018 12:46:57 PM
SF Gate
Load Error The 700-foot-deep Lake Oroville is just 36 feet below capacity this week, officials said, and its water may have to be released through the restored half-mile-long concrete chute, which partially collapsed in February of 2017. The spillway’s ...





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