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.
Governor Newsom’s March 10 Executive Order makes it easier to capture water from storms to recharge groundwater supplies and replenish depleted groundwater basins while helping to reduce flood risk.
The series of storms that have hit California since the beginning of the year is translating to additional water for millions of Californians.
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is maintaining releases from Lake Oroville to the Feather River at 15,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). Due to maintenance work on a buoy line near the Thermalito Afterbay River Outlet, flows through the low-flow channel in the City of Oroville were temporarily increased today to a peak of 9,000 cfs.
Lake Oroville Community Update for March 24, 2023.