Repaired Oroville Dam Spillway May Be Used Within a Week

From Steve Schoonover, Chico E-R News – The partially repaired main spillway at Oroville Dam may be put into use this week or next, according to the state Department of Water Resources. 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. (more)

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Photo portrait of Yiguo Liang, CVFPB Operations Branch ChiefMeet Yiguo Liang, our new Operations Branch Chief. Yiguo comes to us from DWR’s Division of Flood Management where he worked as the Chief of the Hydrology and Hydraulic Section leading the technical evaluations in support of the 2017 CVFPP Update. Prior to that, also at the Division of Flood Management, Yiguo led the Central Valley Floodplain Evaluation and Delineations Program. Yiguo has over 17 years of experience working in the water resource industry and spent years working for the China Meteorological Administration in Beijing, China. Welcome, Yiguo!