Oroville Spillway Incident Update

The Department of Water Resources increased outflow from the Oroville Dam flood control spillway yesterday, from 55,000cfs to 60,000cfs, in anticipation of the expected increase in inflows. This proactive measure is typical of normal flood control operations and is in anticipation of forecasted weather conditions. The increase is temporary and is expected to better balance water flow in and out of the reservoir. These measures are consistent with DWR’s established plan objectives to continually manage lake levels, water flow, and support construction activities. Updates from DWR can be found here. For Emergency Response information, please review the current Incident Update report located here.