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)