OROVILLE DAM: DWR Update on Oroville Spillway Repair Activities

From the Department of Water Resources: The following is an update from the Department of Water Resources (DWR) on construction-related activities on the Oroville Spillway Recovery project. DWR is committed to informing the surrounding communities and the general public about the work being done to repair the damaged spillway and related impacts to roads, recreation, public access and surrounding infrastructure. […]

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THIS JUST IN … DWR Opens Bids for Oroville Spillway Repair

Bids for spillway work start at $275 million From the Department of Water Resources: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today opened bids submitted by three contractors to repair the Oroville spillway. The bids are for work to implement DWR’s Oroville spillway recovery plan so a system is in place by November 1, 2017 that can safely accommodate next winter’s […]

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THIS JUST IN … Oroville Dam, Monday: Spillway flows to go to 0 as work continues; “We will have a spillway to use November 1st,” assures Bill Croyle

This morning, the Department of Water Resources held a press conference about the continuing operations at Oroville Dam and along the Feather River.  Here’s what they had to say. ACTING DWR DIRECTOR BILL CROYLE Bill Croyle began by expressing his appreciation for the local communities of the city of Oroville, Butte County, and those downstream who have been participating in […]

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THIS JUST IN … Oroville Dam, Friday noon: Water to flow down damaged spillway today; Spill event to last five to six days

The Department of Water Resources held a media call this morning to give an update on the situation at Oroville Dam.  Here’s what they had to say: Acting Director Bill Croyle began with the numbers.  The lake elevation is 864’; the lake has risen about one foot in the last 24 hours.  The pleasant weather in Butte County and up […]

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OROVILLE DAM, Saturday update: 5 units at Hyatt Power Plant now running; work continues on debris pile (with pictures and video)

From the Department of Water Resources: The flood control spillway flows remain at 0 cubic feet per second (cfs). Inflows are approximately 12,000 to 18,000 cfs which has resulted in the lake rising from 860.1 to 860.5 feet elevation in the last 24 hours.  Five units at the Hyatt Power Plant are currently running, allowing for a total outflow of […]

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OROVILLE DAM, Wednesday evening: DWR to continue work on debris pile in diversion pool (with pictures and video)

From the Department of Water Resources: Over the past week, the Feather River watershed has experienced cool and dry weather.  These weather conditions have allowed the Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) Oroville Emergency Response team to make tremendous progress removing approximately 650,000 cubic yards of debris from the Diversion Pool channel.  The lake level will likely reach 860 feet later […]

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OROVILLE DAM, Monday afternoon: Progress continues; crews prepare channel for larger flows (with pictures and video)

From the Department of Water Resources: Crews working on widening the channel at the base of the main spillway have made significant progress towards the goal of creating enough space to allow Hyatt Power Plant to operate a full capacity.  As of this morning, approximately 427,000 cubic yards of the estimated 1.7 million cubic yards of debris have been removed.  […]

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OROVILLE DAM, Wednesday update: Progress on spillway; crews continue debris removal (with pictures & video)

From the Department of Water Resources: Crews removing a debris pile, estimated at roughly 1.5 million cubic yards, continue to make progress two days after the Department of Water Resources (DWR) halted flows down the damaged flood control spillway.  Debris removal at the base of the spillway will help lower the water level in the channel, key to reoperation of […]

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OROVILLE DAM, Tuesday update: Work continues at spillway; crews focus on debris removal, restoring power plant function

From the Department of Water Resources: One day after the Department of Water Resources (DWR) halted flows down the damaged flood control spillway, crews continue removing a debris pile estimated at roughly 1 million cubic yards at the base of the spillway.  Debris removal will help lower the water level in the channel that leads to Hyatt Power Plant.  Bringing […]

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