DWR doesn’t expect to use Oroville Dam spillway anytime soon — but it’s preparing if necessary

Chico Enterprise-Record » The state Department of Water Resources does not expect to need to operate the Oroville Dam spillway anytime soon but is preparing in the event that it is necessary. Lake Oroville, currently at 773-foot elevation, could rise to 780-785 feet by the end of the month based on current projections.

2019-04-18T14:25:25+00:00February 22nd, 2019|California, Dams, Oroville Dam|

A Race to the Finish on Oroville Dam Spillway Fix

Engineering News Record » Seemingly chaotic but actually highly choreographed and sequenced, the $1.1-billion Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project moves at an ultra-fast-track pace for one important reason: to repair the structures in time to protect cities, farmland and hundreds of thousands of people downstream of Oroville Dam before Northern California’s rainy season begins in November.

2018-10-08T12:05:01+00:00October 3rd, 2018|California, Dams, Oroville Dam, Project to Watch|

Bill to allow citizen oversight of Oroville Dam signed into law

KRCR-TV » A bill that will allow citizen oversight of the Oroville Dam, and the public safety issues that come along with it, was signed into law this week by Governor Jerry Brown. Governor Brown signed into law Senator Jim Nielsen’s legislation to create the Citizens Advisory Commission for Oroville Dam. The measure empowers residents to be involved in public safety issues relating to the dam.

2018-10-08T08:34:06+00:00September 19th, 2018|California, Dams, Oroville Dam, Project to Watch|

Lawmaker voices concerns over Oroville cost overruns

Western Farm Press » The California congressman whose district includes the area round the Oroville Dam is voicing concerns that the cost of a dam reconstruction project now in its second year is now projected at $1.1 billion.

2018-10-08T09:49:27+00:00September 19th, 2018|California, Oroville Dam, Project to Watch|

Temporary wall collapses on Oroville Dam spillway

Chico Enterprise-Record » A 30-foot-wide section of temporary wall on the upper chute of the Oroville Dam spillway fell over late last week, the state Department of Water Resources confirmed on Monday. The collapse did not impact construction deadlines and resulted in no injuries, according to the department.

2018-09-24T12:45:51+00:00August 27th, 2018|California, Dams, Oroville Dam|
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