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.


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Lake Oroville Remains Within Flood Control Storage Levels
  • DWR employee Daniel Sutherland and members of the California Conservation Corps unload buckets of road base material along the walkway on the outer edge of Lake Oroville’s flood control spillway. Photo by Kelly M. Grow
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As of February 21, outflow from the Lake Oroville flood control spillway remains at 60,000 cubic feet per second. The rate is consistent with DWR’s established plan to manage lake levels. Repair work continues 24 hours a day on the area below the spillway, 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.

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