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Due to forecasted storms and growing snowpack, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) will begin to release flows at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Oroville main spillway.

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Due to forecasted storms in the Feather River basin, DWR has taken steps to prepare for use of the main spillway. DWR anticipates use of the spillway for the first time since it has been reconstructed on April 2, 2019.

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DWR received notification that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved $205 million in federal funds to reimburse the state for spillway reconstruction costs related to the 2017 Oroville Dam spillways incident.

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An aerial overview of the recently completed Lake Oroville main spillway during Phase 2 of the recovery efforts.

DWR is closely monitoring Oroville reservoir levels and current forecasts. While DWR does not currently anticipate using the reconstructed main spillway to manage lake levels in the coming days, we may utilize it later this year.

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