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Oro DWR Releases 2017-18 Lake Oroville Flood Season Operations Plan
SACRAMENTO – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released the operations plan for Lake Oroville during the 2017-18 rainy season to protect public safety while construction continues on the reservoir’s main and emergency spillways. The plan, which will guide reservoir operations between November 1 and April 2018, calls for DWR to maintain lower-than-average lake levels during the winter months to provide space for inflows and manage releases from the substantially reconstructed main spillway. (10/16/2017)
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pressrelease NOTICE OF INTENTION TO AMEND THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Department of Water Resources, pursuant to the authority vested in it by section 87306 of the Government Code, proposes amendment to its conflict of interest code. A comment period has been established commencing on October 13, 2017 and closing on November 27, 2017. All inquiries should be directed to the contact listed below. (10/13/2017)
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Oroville Construction Lake Oroville Spillways Construction Updates
SACRAMENTO – Today the Department of Water Resources (DWR) provided an update on construction work on the Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project. Construction on the Main Spillway • DWR remains focused on meeting the primary objective of the Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project to repair and reconstruct the 3,000-foot gated flood control spillway, also known as the main spillway, to handle flows of 100,000 cubic feet per second by November 1. (10/04/2017)
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Flood Aerials A New Water Year Brings Uncertainty Historic Precipitation Ended the Drought during Water Year 2017
SACRAMENTO – After five years of drought, the 2017 water year brought unexpectedly heavy precipitation, ranking second only to 1983 as California’s wettest year for statewide runoff. The dramatic swing in water conditions highlights the need to develop better long-range weather forecasting to cope with the state’s highly variable annual precipitation. (10/03/2017)
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newslogo Swimming at Pyramid Lake Allowed: Algal Bloom Warning Level Downgraded
Sacramento – The Department of Water Resources today downgraded the algal bloom status of Pyramid Lake in Los Angeles County to “caution.” The advisory is based on laboratory results of water sampled this week in the lake. (09/29/2017)
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pressrelease Pyramid Lake Swim Beaches Now Closed for Swimming; Algal Bloom ‘Warning’ Affects Entire Lake
Sacramento – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today upgraded its algal bloom advisory from “Caution” to “Warning” based on tests of lake water this week. “Warning” signs have been posted around the lake, and Emigrant Landing and Vaquero swim beaches are closed to swimming. A “Caution” advisory had been in effect for the lake since August 4. (09/21/2017)
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Oroville spillway construction Lake Oroville Spillways Construction Updates
SACRAMENTO – Today the Department of Water Resources (DWR) provided an update on construction work on the Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project.
Continued Construction on the Main Spillway
• DWR remains focused on meeting its primary objective of repairing and reconstructing the main spillway by November 1 to handle flows of 100,000 cubic feet per second (cfs).
• Work will continue well past November on both the main spillway and emergency spillway. The state’s contract with Kiewit Infrastructure West is currently until January 2019. (09/20/2017)
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Oroville Reduction DWR To Continue Outflow Reduction - Feb. 17 PM
Oroville, Ca.-At 1:00 PM this afternoon, the Department of Water Resources will once more begin reducing outflow from the Oroville Dam flood control spillway incrementally from 80,000 cfs to 70,000 cfs to support the removal of debris from the diversion pool located near the spillway. (02/17/2017)
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