California Congressman Questions State Water Releases At Lake Oroville, Shasta DamFilling Lake Oroville to its highest capacity could run the risk of dam failure. Earthen dams like Oroville Dam are not meant to overflow. If water went over the top, it could damage the integrity of the structure as a whole.
Reservoir Flyover Shows Continued Effects Of California's DroughtA new video posted Wednesday highlights the state’s continued state of drought.
Southern California Water District That Draws Water From Lake Oroville Slashes DeliveriesA board committee of the Metropolitan Water District approved a plan that would cut regional water deliveries by 15 percent beginning this summer. The full board will vote Tuesday. Several committee members wanted a 20 percent cut but were outvoted.
Receding Lake Oroville Waters Leave Artifacts Exposed For LootersJana Frazier with the Department of Water Resources is happy to show off tribal and Gold Rush artifacts at the Lake Oroville Visitors Center. But she’s worried about artifacts that can be found in a lower-than-normal Lake Oroville.