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.
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.
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.
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.