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DWR has updated the 2018 Lake Oroville Operations Plan to begin construction as soon as possible this spring and maximize the 2018 construction window to ensure the main spillway is fully reconstructed before next winter.

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DWR today announced that use of the Lake Oroville main spillway is unlikely this week. Inflows into the reservoir peaked on Saturday at just over 54,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). A steady outflow of 13,000 cfs from Hyatt Powerplant kept the elevation of the reservoir below 800 feet.

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As of noon on April 7, 2018 -- Lake Oroville elevation is 796 feet, inflow is 50,000 cfs, spillway outflow is 0, Hyatt Powerplant outflow is 13,000 cfs, and Feather River flows are approximately 13,750 cfs.

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As of noon on April 6, 2018 -- Lake Oroville elevation is 792.55 feet, inflow is 12,700 cfs, spillway outflow is 0, Hyatt Powerplant outflow is 13,000 cfs, and Feather River flows are approximately 13,750 cfs.

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As of noon on April 5, 2018 -- Lake Oroville elevation is 793.20 feet, inflow is 8,000 cfs, spillway outflow is 0, Hyatt Powerplant outflow is 13,000 cfs, and Feather River flows are approximately 13,750 cfs.

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Hyatt Powerplant outflows are increasing to 13,000 cfs at 1pm. As of noon on April 4, 2018 -- Lake Oroville elevation is 794.04 feet, inflow is 9,000 cfs, spillway outflow is 0, Hyatt Powerplant outflow is 9,500 cfs, and Feather River flows are 10,000 cfs.

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