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  • Oroville Dam spillway reconstruction expected to end before rainy season

    Oroville Dam spillway reconstruction expected to end before rainy season

    The Department of Water Resources said it's on track to a have a fully functional primary spillway by its self-imposed Nov. 1 – just before the rainy season begins. The rebuilt spillway will be capable of handling water releases of 100,000 cubic feet per second. Additionally, crews working on the emergency spillway are focused on the reconstruction of a cut-off wall. That is scheduled to be finished by January.

  • Toyota Texas Fest Expected to Become Fishing Fan Favorite

    Toyota Texas Fest Expected to Become Fishing Fan Favorite

    Sam Rayburn Reservoir is on a very short list of the all-time best fisheries to host a major bass tournament. Not surprisingly, more professional Bassmaster tournaments have been held on the 111,400-acre impoundment in east Texas — 31 — than on any other fishery in the United States.

  • Oroville Spillway Expected to Fail | IMMEDIATE EVACUATIONS

    Oroville Spillway Expected to Fail | IMMEDIATE EVACUATIONS

    Failure of the emergency spillway structure will result in an uncontrolled release of flood waters from Lake Oroville.

  • 2013 vs 2017 on the Oroville Spillway

    2013 vs 2017 on the Oroville Spillway

    Water Expected to Flow into Lake Oroville Emergency Spillway Soon Oroville, Calif. -- Lake Oroville is expected to rise this morning to the level that allows water to flow down an emergency spillway and into the Feather River, according to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR). The volume of water is expected to pose no flood threat downstream and should remain well within the capacity of the Feather River and other channels to handle. Oroville Dam itself remains safe, and there is no imminent threat to the public.