DWR and multiple state, federal, and local agencies are working together to prepare for the snowmelt and protect communities from flooding.
Lake Oroville Community Update for April 21, 2023.
The series of atmospheric river storms that brought record-breaking amounts of rain and snow this year has many Californians asking if our existing water infrastructure is able to capture and store flows from these extreme weather events.
Lake Oroville Community Update for April 14, 2023.
DWR is temporarily increasing releases from Lake Oroville to the Feather River to assist with spring fish planting operations. Flows to the Feather River will increase to 10,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) today with 4,000 cfs flowing through the low-flow channel within the City of Oroville.
The series of atmospheric rivers in early 2023 demonstrated how quickly California can move from one extreme to another as severe drought conditions gave way to flooding and one of the largest snowpacks in 70 years.
DWR, Tribal representatives from across the state and southwest, along with federal, state, and local agencies will gather in Sacramento on April 11–13 to discuss California water issues and strategies towards watershed resilience at the fourth Tribal Water Summit.
Lake Oroville Community Update for April 7, 2023.
DWR is maintaining releases from Lake Oroville to the Feather River at 10,000 cubic feet per second (cfs), with 1,900 cfs flowing through the low-flow channel within the City of Oroville.
Lake Oroville Community Update for March 30, 2023.