Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Oroville update: Crews worked through the night on dam

From a news release:
The Department of Water Resources continues to reinforce the emergency spillway. Crews worked through the night, adding rock and material to areas of erosion. These activities are being undertaken 24 hours a day and are supported by helicopters and heavy construction equipment. There is no water flowing over the emergency spillway.

DWR continues to regulate outflow in an effort to reduce water levels in the reservoir, support construction activities and protect the Hyatt Power Plant. The level of the reservoir continues to decrease and at current rates, is projected to possess the capacity to absorb anticipated inflows due to forecasted inclement weather.

A Temporary Flight Restriction has been enacted for the area of the Oroville Dam as crews conduct continual surveys. This restriction includes recreational drones.

For information on lake conditions; including lake levels, inflows, and outflows you can visit the following website. http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cdecapp/resapp/resDetailOrig.action?resid=ORO

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