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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.

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Heavy rain and snow has returned to Northern California. Gusty south winds are ahead for Friday night and Saturday. The potential for thunderstorms and a Flash Flood Watch are also on the way.
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