Due to storms expected in the Feather River basin, DWR is taking steps to prepare for use of the main spillway potentially as early as the first week of April.
Following several strong winter storms that brought snowpack and precipitation to above average levels, DWR today announced it will increase the 2019 State Water Project (SWP) allocation.
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.
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.
DWR is closely monitoring Oroville reservoir levels and current forecasts.