The State Water Project’s (SWP) reservoirs located throughout California kick off this summer with high water levels. When recreating at SWP facilities, you should always keep water safety as a top priority and stay alert of cold, fast, and fluctuating water conditions.
Congratulations to the 22 apprentices who graduated from the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Apprenticeship Program as Utility Craftsworkers and Hydroelectric Plant (HEP) Mechanics, Electricians, and Operators.
Lake Oroville Community Update for April 28, 2023.
DWR is increasing releases from Lake Oroville to the Feather River this week due to heavier snowmelt inflows into the reservoir. Flows to the Feather River will increase to 18,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) today with 6,500 cfs flowing through the low-flow channel within the City of Oroville.
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.