Along With Drop In Water Level, Lake Oroville Sees Drop In Labor Day VisitorsLabor Day at the lake looks a lot drier this year. Water levels have dropped to historic lows at popular spots all over the region.
Lake Oroville Hydro Power Plant That Can Serve Up To 800,000 Homes Goes Offline Due To DroughtDue to falling levels at Lake Oroville, one of California's largest reservoirs, a hydroelectric power plant that can serve up to 800,000 homes has been taken offline as extreme drought conditions continue to impact the state.
California's Drought Drying Up Lake Oroville, Shutting Down Power Plant At Wildfire Season PeakCalifornia's drought is drying up the second-largest reservoir in the state: Lake Oroville.
Camper Killed Inside Tent At Lake Oroville CampgroundA fourth of July tradition ended in heartache. Butte County sheriff's deputies are investigating a homicide that happened at a Lake Oroville campground over the holiday weekend.
Lake Oroville Expected To Fall So Low That A Hydro-Power Plant Will Shut Down For First Time EverWater in a key Northern California reservoir will fall so low this summer that its hydroelectric power plant will be forced to shut down for the first time, officials said Thursday, straining the state's already-taxed electric grid.
Lake Oroville’s Water Woes Could Turn Into Power ProblemIt’s another sign of how extreme this summer’s drought is shaping up to be. California is now forecasting Lake Oroville could hit a record low level, not seen in nearly half a century.
California's Reservoirs Ravaged By Drought Ahead Of Hot SummerWhile droughts are common in California, this year's is much hotter and drier than others, evaporating water more quickly from the reservoirs and the sparse Sierra Nevada snowpack that feeds them. The state's more than 1,500 reservoirs are 50% lower than they should be this time of year.
Houseboats Removed From Lake Oroville Due To Low Water LevelsLake levels are dropping to new lows, just as the boating season is kicking off.
Algae Warning Lifted For Parts Of Lake OrovilleAfter warning people for weeks to avoid the water, the Department of Water Resources lifted the caution advisory for the Thermalito Afterbay in Lake Oroville.
Oroville Dam Repairs Surge To $1.1 BillionOfficials say the cost of dealing with last year's near-disaster at the nation's tallest dam in California have climbed to more than $1 billion.
Feds Order Water Release Changes After Trump Tweets On California WildfiresDespite firefighters saying there is no need for more water to fight California's wildfires, the Commerce Department is paving the way for more water pumping.
'Dark Fire' Burning In Butte County, Near Lake OrovilleAuthorities have issued evacuation orders due to a growing fire in Butte County near Oroville on Tuesday.
Spillway Repairs Have Lake Oroville Hovering Near 800 FeetThe Department of Water Resources recently released water from Lake Oroville so spillway repairs could continue.
DWR Says Oroville Dam Main Spillway Won't Be Used This WeekCalifornia Department of Water Resources officials said Sunday that the lake level stayed below 800 feet (244 meters) and inflows are now tapering off.
Model Replica Helping Oroville Dam Spillway Reconstruction ProjectThe plans to rebuild the spillway are a week ahead of schedule according to a project spokesperson. Crews are continuing to blast away parts of the concrete chute.