OROVILLE, Calif. - Butte County has filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) for damages sustained in the Lake Oroville Incident and its aftermath.
According to Bruce Alpert of the Chico City Council, Butte County is seeking reimbursement for road damages and other costs, which are expenses and services not covered by FEMA funding for the Oroville Spillway Emergency.
The expenses amount to over 10 million in damages.
Butte County and DWR officials have engaged in settlement discussion over recent months in an attempt to resolve Butte County's claim for damages, but the parties were not able to come to an agreement.
There are now four lawsuits and the FERC Intervention administrative proceeding filed by Butte County against DWR.
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