Excavators and haul trucks begin to remove a temporary road just below the new Lake Oroville main spillway. The road had been used during spillway construction. The California  Department of Water Resources ordered its removal to minimize water quality impacts with spillway use possible during the first week of April at the Butte County, California site.

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.

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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