What you need to know: March 5

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on March 5, 2019.

Posted: Mar 5, 2019 9:28 AM
Updated: Mar 5, 2019 3:15 PM

Water could be released from Oroville Dam Spillway 

Water could be released from the Oroville Dam Spillway for the first time since the 2017 Oroville Dam Crisis. Tuesday morning, the current lake level is 812 feet above sea level and 65 percent of full capacity. The gates of the spillway are not watertight and are designed to allow small amounts of water to pass through once the lake reaches 813 feet above sea level. However, the Department of Water resources said their goal is to allow as much water to remain in the lake as possible for water storage and recreation.

Black Butte releases causes flooding concern along Stony Creek

Concerns about flooding along Stony Creek in Orland are rising. Ramped up releases from the dam at Black Butte Lake could soon threaten homes located just north of the city limits. According to mayor Bruce Roundy, Stony Creek could evacuate if the water gets closer. 

Chico city council to discuss key issues Tuesday night

Tuesday night, the Chico City Council members have a full agenda on key issues. The meeting is Tuesday night at 6 p.m. at the council chambers in Chico. To view the agenda, CLICK HERE

Deadline approaching for Phase 2 of Camp Fire cleanup

Those who live int he Camp Fire burn scar must sign up for the alternative removal program by March 15. Forms can be turned in in person at the Butte County Environmental Health office on Mira Loma Drive in Oroville or by mail.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 292560

Reported Deaths: 6718
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1232563643
Riverside21957515
Orange20225376
San Diego17842406
San Bernardino16586293
Imperial7464125
Fresno728184
Alameda7245142
San Joaquin581761
Kern575987
Santa Clara5552165
Tulare5298148
Sacramento477678
Contra Costa424186
San Francisco407150
Ventura385850
Santa Barbara380830
San Mateo3743111
Marin323226
Stanislaus300450
Kings282338
Monterey227017
Solano192227
Merced162311
Sonoma148714
Placer97011
Madera8578
San Luis Obispo8453
Yolo76028
Santa Cruz5033
Napa4534
Sutter3234
San Benito3042
Butte2954
El Dorado2800
Lassen2670
Shasta1715
Humboldt1574
Nevada1551
Yuba1543
Glenn1530
Lake1001
Colusa980
Mendocino980
Tehama981
Calaveras610
Del Norte580
Tuolumne580
Mono491
Amador350
Inyo341
Siskiyou330
Mariposa311
Plumas150
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 98° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 72°
Oroville
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 71°
Paradise
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 72°
Chester
Clear
51° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 51°
Red Bluff
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 100° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 73°
Willows
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 102° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 72°
The seasonably hot weather continued today for northern California, but more heat and stronger breezes are coming our way through early next week.
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