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Oroville Spillway Damage Oroville Spillway Incident Update - Feb. 24 AM
The Department of Water Resources reduced the outflow from the Oroville Dam flood control spillway to 50,000 cfs, in an effort to support debris removal from the diversion pool, located near the spillway. This rate of flow remains consistent with DWR’s established plan to continually manage lake levels, water flow, and support construction activities. Lake levels have decreased to 849 feet, 52 feet below the maximum level of the reservoir. Outflows are once again exceeding inflows. (02/24/2017)
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Oroville spillway damage DWR to Continue Outflow Reduction
Oroville, Ca. At 12:00 PM, the Department of Water Resources will again initiate the reduction of outflow from the Oroville Dam flood control spillway, incrementally from 60,000 cfs to 50,000 cfs, in an effort to support debris removal from the diversion pool, located near the spillway.
Once flows have been reduced, DWR will hold, monitor, and evaluate whether to reduce outflows further to support construction efforts.
The continued success of lowering reservoir levels has provided room to accommodate incoming water and lake levels will continue to fall. (02/23/2017)
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Oroville spillway damage Oroville Spillway Incident Update - Feb. 23 AM
The Department of Water Resources continues to discharge 60,000cfs of water from the Oroville Dam flood control spillway. This rate of flow remains consistent with DWR’s established plan to continually manage lake levels, water flow, and support construction activities. Lake levels have decreased to 851 feet, 50 feet below the maximum level of the reservoir. Outflows are once again exceeding inflows.
Work continues on the area below the spillway, the monoliths, access roads, and various eroded areas created by emergency spillway runoff. Rock, aggregate, and cement slur (02/23/2017)
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Oroville spillway damage Oroville Spillway Incident Update - Feb. 22 PM
The Department of Water Resources continues to discharge 60,000cfs of water from the Oroville Dam flood control spillway. Lake levels rose slightly to 852 feet, 49 feet below the maximum level ofthe reservoir. Inflows exceeded outflows during the current storm system but are forecasted to be below outflows in the next 24 hours.
This rate of flow remains consistent with DWR’s established plan objectives to continuallymanage lake levels, water flow, and support construction activities. (02/22/2017)
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Snow survey Manual Snow Survey at Phillips Scheduled for March 1
SACRAMENTO – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) will host the news media on March 1 for this winter’s third manual snow survey at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada. Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program, will begin the survey at 11 a.m. just off Highway 50 near Sierra-at-Tahoe Road, about 90 miles east of Sacramento. The survey will determine the water content of the snow at Phillips. (02/22/2017)
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Oroville Spillway damage 2 22 am Oroville Spillway Incident Update - Feb. 22 AM
The Department of Water Resources continues to discharge 60,000cfs of water from the Oroville Dam flood control spillway. Lake levels rose slightly to 853 feet, 48 feet below the maximum level of the reservoir. Inflows exceeded outflows during the current storm system but are forecasted to be below outflows in the next 24 hours. (02/22/2017)
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Oroville Damage 2 21 am Oroville Spillway Incident Update - Feb. 21 AM
The Department of Water Resources will maintain outflow, from the Oroville Dam flood control spillway, at 60,000cfs throughout the day. This rate of flow is consistent with DWR’s established plan objectives to continually manage lake levels, water flow, and support construction activities. (02/22/2017)
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Oroville damage 2 21 pm Oroville Spillway Incident Update - Feb. 21 PM
The Department of Water Resources will maintain outflow, from the Oroville Dam flood control spillway, at 60,000cfs. This rate of flow is consistent with DWR’s established plan objectives to continually manage lake levels, water flow, and support construction activities. (02/22/2017)
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Oroville spillway damage DWR Picks Board of Experts on Oroville Spillway Situation
DWR has chosen five experts to form an Independent Board of Consultants to assess operations, conditions, and risk reduction actions being taken at Lake Oroville in response to erosion damage to Oroville Dam’s main spillway that began February 7. DWR also asks two national dam associations to empanel an independent team to investigate the possible causes of the spillway damage. These actions are described in a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. (02/21/2017)
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Oroville damage Oroville Spillway Incident Update - Feb. 20 PM
The Department of Water Resources maintained outflow, from the Oroville Dam flood control spillway, at 60,000cfs throughout the day. This rate of flow is consistent with DWR’s established plan objectives to continually manage lake levels, water flow, and support construction activities. (02/20/2017)
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