Oroville Spillway: What you need to know for March 5


OROVILLE, Calif. - Flows continue to stay at zero cubic feet per second (cfs) while inflows have stayed within the range of 15,000 cfs to 25,000 cfs. This difference has resulted in Lake Oroville rising 2.6 feet in the past 24-hours. The lake remains 39 feet below the top of the emergency spillway.

Contractors continue to remove sediment and debris below the spillway. Approximately 329,000 cubic yards of material have been removed from the debris pile to date. 113,000 cubic yards of debris was removed from Saturday to Sunday.

Flows to meet environmental requirements are being met by releases through the Thermalito Diversion Dam and Thermalito Afterbay River Outlet. The total flow to the Feather River remains at 2500 cfs.