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Oroville spillway incident Oroville Spillway Incident Update - Mar. 26
The flood control spillway flow is currently at 40,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). Inflow is approximately 24,657 cfs. Current lake elevation is at 839.78 feet. Hyatt Powerplant is currently discharging 2,000 cfs. Total Feather River flow is 41,500 cfs. (03/26/2017)
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Oroville spillway incident Oroville Spillway Incident Update - Mar. 25
The flood control spillway flow is currently at 40,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). Inflow is approximately 32,583 cfs. Current lake elevation is at 842.22 feet. Hyatt Powerplant is currently discharging 2,000 cfs. Total Feather River flow is 42,500 cfs.
(03/25/2017)
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Next snow survey Next Manual Snow Survey at Phillips Set for March 30
SACRAMENTO – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) will host the news media on March 30 for this winter’s fourth 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. (03/24/2017)
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press release banner Final Sign-Up Deadline Set for East Porterville Homeowners Who Want a Permanent Water Connection
SACRAMENTO – East Porterville homeowners eligible for a cost-free connection to a new sustainable water supply must sign up for the service by March 31, 2017 or miss this final opportunity to do so. After this date, no additional sign-ups will be accepted for the project. This final sign-up to meet the deadline will be hosted by City of Porterville Community Development Manager Julie Phillips from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Drought Resource Center, 185 South Leggett Street in East Porterville. All eligible home owners are urged to take advantage of this unique opportunity. (03/24/2017)
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Oroville spillway incident Oroville Spillway Incident Update - Mar. 24
The flood control spillway flow is currently at 40,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). Inflow is approximately 32,183 cfs. Current lake elevation is at 844.31 feet. Hyatt Powerplant is currently discharging 4,750 cfs. Total Feather River flow is 45,300 cfs. (03/24/2017) (03/24/2017)
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water conservation DWR Announces Water-Energy Grants
SACRAMENTO – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced nearly $18 million in grants to support agencies and organizations with projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve water and energy use efficiency. The awards will fund proposals under the 2016 Water-Energy Grant Program.
Fourteen organizations were awarded grants totaling $17,721,805. The smallest grant is $28,445 to the Long Beach Water Department for installation of efficient pre-rinse spray valves and faucet aerators for commercial food service locations. (03/23/2017)
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Lake Davis Lake Davis Fills as Anticipated, Spillway Outflows Begin
SACRAMENTO – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) said today boaters, anglers and residents downstream from Lake Davis in the Feather River watershed should be prepared for increased water flows and higher stream levels due to overflows from the Grizzly Valley Dam’s spillway. Water began flowing into the spillway March 21 for the first time in nearly 21 years.
The Grizzly Valley Dam spillway releases water from Lake Davis into Big Grizzly Creek and then to the Middle Fork Feather River. (03/23/2017)
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Oroville Spillway damage Oroville Spillway Incident Update - Mar. 23 AM
The flood control spillway flows are currently at 40,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). Inflows are approximately 32,329 cfs. Current lake elevation is at 846.88’ feet. Hyatt Powerplant is currently discharging 5,200 cfs. Total Feather River flow is 45,700 cfs. (03/23/2017)
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Oroville spillway incident Butte County Sheriff Lifts All Evacuation Advisories & Warnings Issued for the Spillway Incident
OROVILLE, Calif. (March 22, 2017) – Effective immediately, Butte County Sheriff Kory L. Honea has lifted all evacuation warnings and advisories for Butte County residents previously affected by the February 12th Oroville Dam spillway emergency evacuations.
“These past six weeks have been a very difficult and unsettling time for many individuals and families affected by the danger posed by fast-moving erosion to the emergency spillway,” said Sheriff Honea. “I couldn’t be more proud of this community and the countless unsung heroes who helped their neighbors and cared for those who needed it most.” (03/22/2017)
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Oroville spillway incident Oroville Spillway Incident Update - Mar. 22
The flood control spillway flows are currently at 40,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). Inflows are approximately 40,000 cfs. Current lake elevation is at 848.29 feet. Hyatt Powerplant is currently discharging 5,200 cfs. Total Feather River flow is 45,700 cfs. (03/22/2017)
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