THIS JUST IN … Oroville Dam, Wednesday update: Progress on spillway; crews continue debris removal (with pictures & video)
From the Department of Water Resources: Crews removing a debris pile, estimated at roughly 1.5 million cubic yards, continue to make progress two days after the Department of Water Resources (DWR) halted flows down the damaged flood control spillway.
Lake Oroville is not expected to rise above 860 feet elevation while spillway flows are halted.
That lake level would be 41 feet below the level of the emergency spillway.
“We are working around-the-clock to get the power plant back online.” DWR does not expect the anticipated wet weather to interfere with debris removal or to create a lake elevation concern.
This complex of small reservoirs just downstream of Oroville Dam will provide enough water to maintain flows for approximately six days.
Work continues on the area below the emergency spillway, access roads, and other areas eroded by the emergency spillway runoff.
DWR continues to monitor the status of the dam, spillways, the Hyatt Power Plant and the progress of repair activities.
For a timeline of events regarding the Oroville spillway incident: http://www.water.ca.gov/oroville-spillway/index.cfm The latest photos from Department of Water Resources … Biologists from Fish and Wildlife and the California Department of Water Resources count the small salmon captured after the waters of the Feather River receded from the reduced outflow from the damaged Oroville Dam spillway.
Brian Baer/ California Department of Water Resources, FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY The latest video from Oroville … ——————————————– Sign up for daily email service and you’ll always be one of the first to know!
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