August 8, 2019Lake Oroville Community UpdateSpillway Boat Ramp Reopening
Oroville residents and visitors received great news today as the Department of Water Resources announced the reopening of the Spillway Boat Ramp area on Lake Oroville. Beginning Friday, August 9, the Spillway Boat Ramp area will be open to the public Friday through Sunday from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Boat Ramp area will remain closed Monday through Thursday as construction activities continue.
The Spillway Boat Ramp is the largest boat ramp facility at Lake Oroville with two stages of multi-lane boat ramps and a total of 20 launch lanes depending on lake levels. DWR has repaved the parking lot and portions of the boat ramp lanes to increase access. The area also includes the trailhead to a network of multi-use trails for hikers, bikers and equestrians.
For details, visit: https://water.ca.gov/News/News-Releases/2019/August-19/Oroville-Dam-Spillway-Boat-Ramp-Reopening-to-Public.
The current elevation of Oroville reservoir is 864 feet, and water releases from Hyatt Powerplant are approximately 9,100 cubic feet per second (cfs). Releases to the river from Lake Oroville supplement the natural flows of the Feather River to meet environmental needs, salinity standards, and south of Delta State Water Project exports. Coordinated releases from the federal Central Valley Project and the State Water Project from Lake Oroville help to balance conditions throughout the Sacramento Valley watershed.
Public Access to Top of Dam
Walkers, joggers and bicyclists continue to enjoy access to the pedestrian lane on the lakeside of Dam Crest Road from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week, as well as parking at the Upper Overlook. For safety considerations, the public can only drive across Dam Crest Road in alignment with the operating hours of the Spillway Boat Ramp, which is Friday through Sunday from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Dam Crest Road is restricted from public vehicle access Monday through Thursday.
For more information, visit: https://water.ca.gov/News/News-Releases/2019/June/Oroville-Dam-Crest-Road-Reopening-to-Public.
Fish Return to the Feather Fish Hatchery
The Feather River Fish Hatchery in Oroville has been closed for routine maintenance and inspections, requiring temporary relocation of young steelhead fish to the Thermalito Annex complex. The fish have been successfully returned to the Hatchery which will re-open to the public on August 15.
Check out the news release for more details, at https://water.ca.gov/News/News-Releases/2019/July-19/Feather-River-Fish-Hatchery-to-Close-for-Maintenance.
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In this blog post we will be shining a spotlight on our automotive members. Just click the business name to learn more about each business.
Briggs Firestone Car Care Center "believes in paying a fair price for work done correctly the first time. No games. No gimmicks."
Dick's Auto Electric has been a long standing business in the Oroville community. You can reach them at (530) 534-7464.
Dirks Automotive & Transmission "first opened the shop in 1972, providing top quality transmission repair services. Then in 1990 started providing full-service auto repair and maintenance services as well."
Jackson's Glass Company will take car of your cracked windshield or any other glass needs you have for your car, home, or business.
Les Schwab Tire Center has your tires, wheels, brakes, and batteries covered.
Orange Avenue Car Wash "offers self service vehicle washing and cleaning with pressures and solutions SAFE for automotive paint, clear coat finishes, aluminum, alloy or chrome wheels."
At Oroville Car Wash "for a low monthly price, you can choose your car wash package and wash your vehicle anytime."
Oroville Ford had "a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying their customers' needs."
At Pioneer Collision Center your car will be given the full treatment. They are an I-CAR Gold Class shop backed by nearly 30 years of experience.
Riebes Auto Parts "stocks auto parts, tools and equipment and many other items for heavy duty trucks, marine, and farming equipment."
Oro Dam Auto Center has Toyota safety and reliability, and they have Chevrolet performance and styling. Every single one of their vehicles has something to offer you, and they can offer you the perfect vehicle for you and your automotive future.
lIn this post we would like to put a spotlight on our members that help businesses and help people with legal services. Just click the name of the business to find out more information about them.
3CORE, Inc. "is a private, non-profit corporation that works as the economic development planning and coordinating agency for the Tri-county region.
Alliance for Workforce Development "provides a a single address where partnering agencies, each with their own identity and mission, provide core services focused on meeting the needs of job seekers and employers."
James B. Berglund, Attorney at Law helps people who are dealing with both criminal and civil cases.
Butte College Small Business Development Center "offers one-stop technical assistance through one-on-one business consulting, trainings, referrals and a wide variety of information and guidance to small business owners and entrepreneurs."
Express Employment Professionals "is one of the top staffing companies in the U.S. and Canada. Every day, we help people find jobs and provide workforce solutions to businesses."
Matthews, Hutton, & Warren are certified public accountants who are here to help both businesses and individuals with their accounting needs.
Oroville Adult Education Center/Michael DaRe, Leadership Coach: Michael DaRe is both an individual business consultant and a teach at the Oroville Adult Education Center where he offers classes that benefits businesses.
SCORE has partnered with the U.S. Small Business Administration and "has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964."
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