OROVILLE DAM, Saturday afternoon: Water flows over Oroville emergency spillway

Here are the latest pictures from DWR.  I will update this post with more pictures as I find them.

Also note that the emergency spillway has been renamed to ‘auxiliary spillway’.

“Water flows over the auxiliary spillway at Oroville Dam on Saturday, February 11, 2017, after the lake level exceeded 901 feet elevation above sea level.

The volume of water is expected to pose no flood threat downstream and should remain within the capacity of the Feather River and other channels to handle. Oroville Dam in Butte County itself remains safe with no imminent threat to the public.

Pictures by Dale Kolke / California Department of Water Resources”

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