Lake Oroville Nine Feet From Capacity Friday

May 6, 2016 8:19 PM by Hayley Skene

Lake Oroville reached 891.33 feet Friday afternoon, just shy of capacity.
State Parks officials say that with snow melt, it could reach 900 feet before Summer.
The State Department of Water Resources is managing the lake's outflow.
They say they'll keep levels from getting much higher.
At Bidwell Canyon Marina earlier, General Manager Bill Harper says he hasn't seen the lake this full in half a decade.
Last year, the Marina Bar and Grill didn't open all season.
Harper says the lake levels were so low, there was just no safe access.
He says he's thrilled about what the full lake means for boaters this summer.
"We like it up here. We get a lot of customers. We're really excited about having a full lake and a lot of people accessing Lake's good for the community, good for the city of Oroville, good for State Parks; it's good for everybody," said Harper.
The Department of Water Resources says while they've opened the spillway for a few days this week to keep enough room in the lake for runoff and the recent rainfall, they expect to stop spilling by Friday night.


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