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 overview of the Lake Oroville spillway boat ramp and parking lot east of the emergency spillway at the Butte County, California site.

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and California State Parks today announced that Lake Oroville State Recreation Area’s Spillway Boat Ramp area will remain open for the Labor Day holiday on September 2, 2019. The Spillway Boat Ramp opened to the public on August 9 after two years of closure for the Oroville Dam Spillways Reconstruction Projec ...

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