THIS JUST IN … Oroville Dam, Monday afternoon: Progress continues; crews prepare channel for larger flows (with pictures and video)

From the Department of Water Resources: Crews working on widening the channel at the base of the main spillway have made significant progress towards the goal of creating enough space to allow Hyatt Power Plant to operate a full capacity.
Debris removal lowered the water level in the channel at the base of the spillway.
This will allow DWR to manage the water level in the lake more efficiently.
Once fully operational, the plant can release up to 13,000 cubic feet of water per second (cfs) as DWR manages reservoir inflows and outflows of spring runoff.
DWR does not expect Lake Oroville to rise above 860 feet elevation while spillway flows are halted.
The total flow to the Feather River remains at 2500 cfs.
Work continues on the area below the emergency spillway.
The latest pictures from Department of Water Resources … Work and assessment continues on the damaged Oroville Dam main spillway in Oroville, California, March 3, 2017.
Florence Low / California Department of Water Resources, FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY The latest video from Department of Water Resources … ——————————————– Sign up for daily email service and you’ll always be one of the first to know!
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