Oroville Dam

Lake Oroville Economy Suffers As Reconstruction On Spillway Continues

2 hours ago<p>As the weather starts to heat up, reconstruction of the primary and emergency spillways at Oroville Dam have some business owners worried …

California

Oroville Dam: Senate passes bill to require independent risk analysis

<i>CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device</i><p>WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate passed on Monday the 2019 Energy …

U.S. Army

DWR plans to drop Lake Oroville levels

<i>CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device</i><p>OROVILLE — The state Department of Water Resources announced …

Snorkeling

Clarification: Damaged Dam story

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story Jan. 26 about damage to California's Oroville Dam, The Associated Press reported that the state Department of Water Resources' estimate of $870 million for emergency response and repairs "should stand." The story should have included an explanation by DWR spokeswoman …

San Francisco

Construction workers in demand at job fair this weekend in Sacramento

If you're an experienced construction worker in the Sacramento area, your skills are in demand.<p>A recruitment fair is set for Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 …

Employment

Watch awesome explosions at Oroville Dam spillway as repair work continues in late May

Crews conducted controlled blasts on the main Oroville Dam spillway's upper chute and removed the original concrete in preparation for the placement …

California

Oroville Dam: Bird’s eye look at second phase of reconstruction

<i>CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device</i><p>Oroville – The second and final phase of reconstruction …

Hydroelectric Power

Lake Oroville recreation will be free on select days this summer. See how the dam looks right now

In order to get boaters and swimmers back to Lake Oroville after the Oroville Dam spillway was damaged in 2017, state agencies have announced they …

California

Oroville Dam: FEMA still deciding whether to reimburse DWR for major repairs

Oakland – The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently told north state congressmen Doug LaMalfa and John Garamendi that the agency is still …

FEMA

1 Million Salmon Released Into Sacramento River, But How Far North Will They Go?

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — One million baby salmon were released into the Sacramento River on Wednesday as a collaborative effort by the Department of …

Water

Congressman: State Put Delta Tunnels Ahead Of Oroville Dam Spillway

OROVILLE (CBS13) — Just days before the last repair work begins on the Oroville Dam spillway, the federal government is balking at whether or not it …

Northern California

A million salmon were released into the Sacramento River. So why are anglers unhappy?

Standing next to a Department of Fish and Wildlife tanker on Wednesday morning, Scott Hambelton pulled a long lever. Tens of thousands of 4-inch …

Fishing

Oroville Dam without DWR? It’s a possibility

Sacramento – A bill proposed by Assemblyman James Gallagher which would take the State Water Project out of the hands of the state Department of …

Water

DWR updates Oroville Dam spillway progress in April in new video

Crews prepare the main spillway for resurfacing and work on the splashpad in this video from mid-April. The Oroville Dam spillway was damaged in …

Hydroelectric Power

Oroville Dam: Phase two of construction expected to start May 8

<b>CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device</b><p><i>ABOVE: Crews remove material from the hillside near the upper</i> …

Hydroelectric Power

Use of Oroville Dam’s Half-Finished Spillway Now ‘Unlikely’

Last week’s atmospheric river deluge didn’t trigger anticipated runoff or major rises in state’s second-largest reservoir.

Weather

DWR Says Oroville Dam Main Spillway Won't Be Used This Week

OROVILLE (AP/CBS13) — Yosemite National Park reopened Sunday after flooding that washed out roads during a strong Pacific storm, park officials …

Weather

Yosemite Reopened After California Pummeled With Heavy Rainfall

<i>Sean Breslin<br>Published: April 7, 2018</i><p>Officials reopened Yosemite National Park Sunday after torrential rainfall hammered northern California.<p>Friday …

Weather

After heavy rains, first use of partly rebuilt Oroville Dam spillway now 'unlikely'

After a spring storm system dumped 5 to 7 inches of rain into the Feather River basin over the weekend, state officials said Sunday they likely won't …

Storms

Rain may put Oroville Dam's partially repaired spillway to the test

<b>(CNN) —</b> Up to 5 inches of rain is expected over the weekend in Northern California, causing the state's Department of Water Resources to make preparations to use the partially repaired main spillway at the Oroville Dam if necessary.<p>The spillway caused a potential crisis in February 2017 during …

Weather

Yosemite Camping Canceled Before California Storm

Yosemite National Park officials has canceled camping reservations this weekend because of a major storm expected to hit Northern California.<p>Park …

Weather

Oroville Dam: Use of spillway still possible, Feather River flows steady

Oroville – The state Department of Water Resources says that using the Oroville Dam spillway this week or next is still a possibility, as outflows …

Hydroelectric Power

California storm: Yosemite Valley closed, Oroville Dam watched

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Heavy rain is moving across Northern California, prompting at least one city to bring in additional emergency crews as …

Weather

The Latest: Yosemite campsites closed before storm

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on Yosemite closing campsites because of storm (all times local):<p>7 p.m.<p>Yosemite National Park says …

Weather

Yosemite camping reservations canceled as major Northern California storm expected

<i>File: A picture taken March 8, 2014 shows a view of Yosemite National Park valley.; Credit: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images</i>APYosemite National Park …

Northern California

Yosemite National Park Cancels Camping Ahead Of California Storm

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) – Yosemite National Park officials are canceling camping reservations this weekend because of a major storm …

National Parks

Oroville Dam: Repaired spillway may be put to the test during upcoming storm

Oroville – The partially repaired main spillway at Oroville Dam may be put into use this week or next, according to the state Department of Water …

Hydroelectric Power

Coming storm could force first test of Oroville Dam's partly rebuilt spillway

"Forecasts change and are dynamic, and we need to be prepared for the extreme," Mellon said. "If we learned anything from last year, it's that …

Weather

A year after crumbling, Oroville Dam’s rebuilt spillway could be tested by coming storm

With a pounding storm headed for California, state water officials said Tuesday that Oroville Dam’s crumbled spillway could get its first test since being rebuilt in the wake of last year’s near-catastrophe.<p>The 700-foot-deep Lake Oroville is just 36 feet below capacity this week, officials said, …

Snorkeling

Oroville Dam: Wet spot on spillway wasn’t unexpected

Oroville – First there was the green spot, now there’s the wet spot.<p>There was quite a buzz around Oroville last week about aerial photos that showed …

Weather