Lake Oroville News

2/18/2018 8:40:00 PM
Oroville Mercury-Register
Butte County Public Health Department: Oroville clinic, 78 Table Mountain Blvd. Appointments, 538-7341. Alcoholics Anonymous, Lake Oroville Fellowship: Noon, 8 p.m. 2471 Bird St. 538-8180. Narcotics Anonymous First Step: Noon, Monday-Friday. African ...

2/16/2018 9:22:00 PM
ACTION NEWS NOW
"The houseboat lifestyle is really great - you can have three or four generations out there - keeping your children off the computers and out in the fresh air,' said houseboat owner Susan Henderson. You could say Henderson was living the dream ..

2/16/2018 9:00:00 PM
Oroville Mercury-Register
4910 Foothill Blvd. $8 adults, $3 under age 12. Bob, 589-3194. Third Saturday. Health, emotional support 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.

2/16/2018 5:14:00 PM
ACTION NEWS NOW
"The houseboat lifestyle is really great - you can have three or four generations out there - keeping your children off the computers and out in the fresh air,' said houseboat owner Susan Henderson. You could say Henderson was living the dream ..

2/15/2018 8:58:00 PM
Oroville Mercury-Register
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 ...

2/14/2018 12:12:00 AM
ACTION NEWS NOW
Tuesday morning, the Butte County Fire Safe Council showcased one of their current fuel reduction projects around Lake Oroville. DeAnda says, "This project is in a spot that's right next to homes, and the vegetation hadn't been thinned in at least 80 years.

2/13/2018 11:23:00 PM
Chico Enterprise-Record
The Lake Oroville disaster was a failure of government on many levels, but one wise move by government is leading to many positive outcomes. Thank goodness the federal government ordered an independent investigation into the spillway collapse. The report ...

2/13/2018 7:49:00 AM
KQED
Gallagher was among those who evacuated when officials feared an uncontrolled release of water from overflowing Lake Oroville on Feb. 12, 2017. The evacuation was ordered after the dam’s main spillway failed catastrophically and the adjacent emergency ...

2/12/2018 11:01:00 PM
KRCR News Channel 7
Plus the effort seeks to have the state pay for more and improve recreation in and around Lake Oroville to increase tourism. "We provide 70 percent of the water for the state water project," said Genoa Widener, who started the petition drive two months ago.

2/12/2018 6:37:00 PM
Appeal-democrat.com
Exactly one year after more than 180,000 residents from Butte, Sutter and Yuba counties were forced to evacuate due to a deteriorating spillway at Lake Oroville, a bill focused on improving the state’s dam safety protocol was passed by the Legislature.

2/12/2018 4:38:00 PM
The Sacramento Bee
Here are the first hours of the flood that would have occurred had Lake Oroville’s emergency spillway failed, based on a computer analysis by UC Irvine’s FloodRise program. Nathaniel LevineThe Sacramento Bee

2/11/2018 10:05:00 PM
Napa Valley Register
He moved his family to Orangevale, CA and worked construction for A. Teigert & Sons. He helped build Lake Oroville Dam. After that retirement he followed his dream and traveled to Alaska in 1966. He used his crane operator skill and helped construct the ...

2/11/2018 4:55:00 AM
Mercury News
Before the crisis, he only saw the Oroville Dam as an attribute for the community. Gage grew up in Chico and frequented Lake Oroville in the summer. Following the spillway failure last February, however, his view of the dam changed. “After that ...

2/11/2018 12:03:00 AM
Chico Enterprise-Record
The answer is simple: Start over. Politicians, government agencies, businesses and other interested parties have said the federal government needs to hit the pause button on relicensing the Lake Oroville project. We think the rewind button would be better.

2/10/2018 10:37:00 PM
Chico Enterprise-Record
He predicted millions would visit the lake each year. His DWR director said Lake Oroville would be one of the biggest natural tourist attractions in the state. But it’s not another Yosemite, Big Sur or Lake Tahoe. The state promised campsites and boat ...

2/10/2018 7:19:00 PM
Oroville Mercury-Register
Before the crisis, he only saw the Oroville Dam as an attribute for the community. Gage grew up in Chico and frequented Lake Oroville in the summer. Following the spillway failure last February, however, his view of the dam changed. “After that ...

2/10/2018 6:05:00 PM
Chico Enterprise-Record
Before the crisis, he only saw the Oroville Dam as an attribute for the community. Gage grew up in Chico and frequented Lake Oroville in the summer. Following the spillway failure last February, however, his view of the dam changed. “After that ...

2/10/2018 5:10:00 PM
Oroville Mercury-Register
Many heard faulty national media reports that the dam was going to or had collapsed, when it was really the spillway. Lake Oroville draws more than a million visitors a year, according to California State Parks. Not having a portion of those customers ...

2/9/2018 9:07:00 PM
Oroville Mercury-Register
Donation $8 adults, $4 children 4-10; free to under 4. 533-0392 or 533-1276. Second Saturday. Health, emotional support 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 ...

2/8/2018 10:58:00 PM
Oroville Mercury-Register
On Wednesday, the one-year anniversary of the day the Lake Oroville spillway started breaking up, there was a fire under the dam at the Hyatt Powerhouse. No joke. The state Department of Water Resources, which operates the Lake Oroville project ...

2/8/2018 6:21:00 PM
Chico Enterprise-Record
State Parks ranger Dan Marinella reported that upgrades are complete at Lake Oroville’s Bidwell Launch Ramp. Upgrades will now begin at the Lime Saddle ramp, and further upgrades have been approved for the Loafer Creek ramp. Department of Water Resources ...

2/7/2018 8:32:00 PM
Oroville Mercury-Register
Manzanita Place, 1705 Manzanita Ave., Chico. Scott Evans, 345-0100. Lake Oroville Area Garden Club: 9:30 coffee, cake and conversation. 10 a.m.-noon: General meeting. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2350 Foothill Blvd. Learn about local gardening, participate ...

2/7/2018 2:23:00 PM
kcra.com
AFTER THE FAILURE OF THESPILLWAY I GUARANTEE THEY ARE What started as a small hole on the Oroville Dam main spillway led to massive erosion and a potentially catastrophic event as more than 180,000 people were evacuated near Lake Oroville and downstream ...

2/7/2018 12:15:00 PM
Chico Enterprise-Record
They were still at zero as of noon. In that period, the Lake Oroville water level rose a bit more than 3 inches, to 723.33 feet above sea level. At that rate it would take 120 days to rise the 90 feet to the gates of the repaired main spillway. The weir of ...

2/6/2018 5:45:00 PM
Capital Public Radio
Two Northern California congressmen say the Federal Emergency Management Agency might not pay its share of the $870 million price tag to replace the spillways at Lake Oroville. Republican Rep. Doug LaMalfa and Democrat Rep. John Garamendi issued a joint ...

2/6/2018 11:25:00 AM
law.stanford.edu
Indeed, only one major reservoir, Lake Oroville, is at less than its normal capacity (it’s at 61% capacity), and that is because the State had to keep Oroville at an artificially low capacity while it repaired the spillways that were damaged last year.

2/5/2018 8:10:00 PM
Appeal-Democrat
Nine individuals or entities from Yuba-Sutter are suing the California Department of Water Resources for more than $27 million in damages suffered as a consequence of the Lake Oroville spillway crisis last February. Print 7 days a week + e-Edition + Online.

2/5/2018 7:46:00 PM
Oroville Mercury-Register
Brad Brown, 876-7102. First 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, Martin Luther ...

2/4/2018 12:13:00 AM
Chico Enterprise-Record
It almost provides a “we-told-you-so” moment. Lake Oroville’s regular spillway started falling apart almost a year ago, on Feb. 7. By Feb. 11, the lake was spilling over the top and running down a never-used emergency spillway. On Feb. 12 ...

2/2/2018 7:36:00 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 Lake Oroville Visitor Center, 917 Kelly Ridge Road. Explore trails around the lake. Bring water ...

2/2/2018 6:02:00 PM
ACTION NEWS NOW
Since residential customers in the Chico district get their water from the ground, Lake Oroville's low level won't impact supplies. Plus, there could be a lot more rain on the horizon. "There's time to turn it around, we've had Marches and Aprils that have ...

2/1/2018 8:16:00 PM
Oroville Mercury-Register
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 ...

2/1/2018 10:31:00 AM
KQED
The Oroville episode began last Feb. 7 with the appearance of a crater in the dam’s concrete spillway as runoff from warm winter rains and melting snow surged into the Lake Oroville reservoir. With releases down the damaged spillway limited for several ...

2/1/2018 8:01:00 AM
ACTION NEWS NOW
Nearly a half year later, people are stilling trying to recover from the Ponderosa Fire, East of Lake Oroville, that destroyed thousands of acres and destroyed 32 homes. A workshop is being held Thursday night at the Feather Falls Grange by the University ...

1/31/2018 5:49:00 PM
The Weather Channel
With the exception of Lake Oroville, being held lower as a precaution after last winter's spillway damage, most of the state's main reservoirs are near or well above average for late January. So the concern is that if the Sierra snowpack remains low the ...

1/31/2018 4:55:00 PM
Chico Enterprise-Record
Its flowers are white to light lavender and the stems can be up to 2 feet tall. People who are not familiar with the area can find wildflowers in Bidwell Park, Lake Oroville Recreation area,Table Mountainand many other location throughout Butte County.

1/30/2018 4:09:00 PM
Chico Enterprise-Record
Following the Lake Oroville spillway crisis, DWR is jump starting several projects to compensate for the public’s temporary loss of the spillway boat launch facility, which boasts the largest ramp on the lake. The department announced Jan. 18 that the ...

1/30/2018 12:37:00 AM
Occupational Health&Safety
The Oct. 18, 2017, photo featured in this story shows crews placing rebar as the upper chute of the Lake Oroville flood control spillway is constructed. (Ken James/California Department of Water Resources photo). The Sacramento Bee's Dale Kasler and Ryan ...

1/29/2018 5:43:00 PM
Oroville Mercury-Register
The increase comes even though Lake Oroville — the primary source of water for the state project — is unusually low. The lake is being kept down to avoid having to use the main spillway, which was repaired last summer and fall after breaking up in ...

1/28/2018 8:55:00 PM
Oroville Mercury-Register
Butte County Public Health Department: Oroville clinic, 78 Table Mountain Blvd. Appointments, 538-7341. Alcoholics Anonymous, Lake Oroville Fellowship: Noon, 8 p.m. 2471 Bird St. 538-8180. Victims of domestic Violence Support Group: Noon. 1931 Arline Rhine ...





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