Managing & Protecting California’s Water Resources
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is responsible for managing and protecting California’s water resources. DWR works with other agencies to benefit the State’s people and to protect, restore and enhance the natural and human environments.
Outflow Increases as Storm Moves In
In anticipation of increased inflow from forecasted weather, DWR increased outflow from the Oroville Dam flood control spillway on Sunday, February 19, from 55,000 to 60,000 cubic feet per second. The increase is consistent with DWR’s established plan objectives to continually manage lake levels, water flow, and support construction activities. Repair work continues 24 hours a day on the area below the spillway, the monoliths, access roads, and various eroded areas created by emergency spillway runoff. DWR is actively monitoring the status of the dam, spillways, Hyatt Power Plant, related structures, and progress of repair activities. For more information, follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Additional details can also be found in our press releases and at Cal OES.