Oroville

An aerial picture of Lake Oroville

An aerial view of Lake Oroville's Bidwell Canyon Marina.

The Oroville-Thermalito Complex is a storage and pumping operation on the Feather River. The facilities include three power plants (Hyatt Powerplant, Thermalito Diversion Dam Powerplant, and Thermalito Pumping-Generating Plant, two of which can either pump water or generate power), the State Water Project's largest reservoir (Lake Oroville), a forebay and afterbay, a fish hatchery, and a visitors center. 

As water leaves this region, it flows down Feather River and Sacramento River channels to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. 

 

 

News

An aerial view of Enterprise Bridge along Lumpkin Road.

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has published a summary report on the Oroville Dam Safety Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA), initiated in January 2018 to identify dam safety and operational needs following reconstruction of the spillways damaged in February 2017.

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