Low Water Levels at Lake Oroville

As of today, the water level at Lake Oroville is at 738 feet. After it drops another 30 feet, Lime Saddle Marina will have to shut down its boat ramp.

Posted: Sep 3, 2018 5:49 PM
Updated: Sep 4, 2018 11:59 AM

OROVILLE, Calif. - As of today, the water level at Lake Oroville is at 738 feet.

After it drops another 30 feet, Lime Saddle Marina will have to shut down its boat ramp.

The Marina Operations Manager, Joseph Velasquez, said the level fluctuates depending on how much rain they get, and how much water the Department of Water Resources (DWR) lets out.

He said right now, DWR is letting out about a foot a day.

Velasquez said recreation this Labor Day and the whole summer has been a lot quieter than previous summers.

"The spillway scare has really pushed people away, the water level always pushes people away," Velasquez said. "We lose our ramp at about 707 feet elevation, it's unfortunate. It would be nice if we could get a ramp extension, but I know it's tough with our terrain. The water level, it really is a bummer that it is as low as it is."

Velasquez said the marina has a lot of regulars who have been launching their for years.

But he said they have definitely "taken a loss" because a lot of people don't come back since the lake is not that full.

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