Oroville Spillway Evacuations General Information
Last Modified on February 23,2017

Oroville Spillway Evacuations

Oroville Spillway Evacuations Incident Information:
Last Updated: February 23, 2017 8:30 am
Date/Time Started: February 07,2017 2:00 pm
Administrative Unit: Unified Command
County: Butte County
Location: Oroville Dam, Canyon Dr. & Oroville Dam Rd, Oroville, CA 95966
Acres Burned - Containment:
Evacuations: Effective 3:00 PM today, Thursday 2/23/2017, the evacuation center at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds will close.
Road Closures: Oro-Dam East from Glen Drive to Canyon Drive. Oroville Dam Crest Road closed at the left abutment restrooms. Canyon Drive from Oroville Dam Blvd East to Royal Oaks Drive. Road Blocks/Secutiry Checkpoints:Oro-Dam East at Glen Drive, Oro-Dam East at Canyon Drive Dam Crest Road at Spillway Access Road, Canyon Drive at Royal Oaks Drive. Trail Closures: All California Department of Fish and Wildlife areas and facilities, (except for the Chico field office), are closed. The wildlife areas are flooded and extremely dangerous. Please do not attempt to visit them. Effective 8 a.m. Thursday, 02/23/2017, Lake Oroville SRA will partially reopen areas surrounding the Thermalito Diversion Pool (Burma Day Use and Lakeland Day Use) however, the Spillway Launch Ramp will remain closed. This includes those portions of the Brad Freeman and Dan Beebe trails leading from the SRA’s Visitor Center to the City of Oroville. California State Parks Rangers are providing roving patrols due to a large number of contacts in the closed area.Effective 8 a.m. Thursday, 02/23/2017, Lake Oroville SRA will partially reopen areas surrounding the Thermalito Diversion Pool (Burma Day Use and Lakeland Day Use) however, the Spillway Launch Ramp will remain closed. This includes those portions of the Brad Freeman and Dan Beebe trails leading from the SRA’s Visitor Center to the City of Oroville. California State Parks Rangers are providing roving patrols due to a large number of contacts in the closed area.
Cooperating Agencies: Butte County Sheriff, Oroville Police Department, CHP, Butte County OES, California State Parks, Caltrans, Oroville Fire Department, Butte County Public Works, PG&E, CAL FIRE, Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Oroville Hospital, Red Cross, California Conservation Corps, California National Guard, Bureau of Indian Affairs, CAL OES, Gridley-Biggs Police, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Total Fire Personnel: 460
Long/Lat: -121.55633/39.51158,
Conditions: 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 slurry continue to be placed into areas affected by erosion. This work will continue 24 hours a day.

DWR continues to aggressively monitor the status of the dam, spillways, the Hyatt Power Plant, related structures, and progress of repair activities.

For information on lake conditions; including lake levels, inflows, and outflows you can visit the following website. http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cdecapp/resapp/resDetailOrig.action?resid=ORO For more information on the Oroville Spillway Incident visit the following website; http://www.water.ca.gov/oroville-spillway/index.cfm

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