Spillway Crews Not Expecting Delays with June Storm

Spillway Crews Not Expecting Delays with June Storm

From KRCR News Channel 7

Crews working on the Oroville Dam spillway are watching the weather closely for the next few days.

During a media telephone conference Wednesday, David Gutierrez, a tech expert for the Department of Water Resources said the rain should not cause a delay in the deconstruction of the lower shute but it will depend on how much rain they actually get.

The DWR is expected to slow releases from the Hyatt Power Plant later this week. Inflows into Lake Oroville are below projections so the lake is dropping about a foot a day. Their target depth for the lake is 200 feet below the crest by November first to make room for next winter’s storms.

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