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.
Lake Oroville Levels Continue Dropping
The elevation at Lake Oroville has fallen more than 45 feet from the height of the emergency spillway, as of Saturday morning. Outflows continue to exceed water flowing into the reservoir, increasing flood storage capacity. As runoff flows into the reservoir, water levels will likely fluctuate but will remain within acceptable and typical levels during times of storm activity. DWR continues to aggressively monitor the status of the dam, spillways, the 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.