Managing & Protecting California’s Water Resources
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is responsible for managing and protecting California’s water resources. DWR works with other agencies to benefit the State’s people and to protect, restore and enhance the natural and human environments.

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Lake Oroville Outflow Exceeds Inflow
  • As of February 24, Lake Oroville flood control spillway outflow remains at 50,000 cubic feet per second and is still exceeding inflow. The lake level has dropped 52 feet. Photo by Brian Baer
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As of February 24 , Lake Oroville levels have decreased to 849 feet, 52 feet below the maximum level of the reservoir. Outflow was reduced to 50,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) from 60,000 cfs around mid-day on February 23, and is still exceeding inflow. The rate is consistent with DWR’s established plan to manage lake levels. Repair work continues 24 hours a day on the area below the spillway, access roads, and various eroded areas created by emergency spillway runoff. DWR is actively monitoring the status of the dam, spillways, Hyatt Power Plant, related structures, and progress of repair activities. For more information, follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Additional details can also be found in our press releases and on our Oroville Spillway Incident webpage.

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