Lake Oroville ready for Labor Day Weekend

For the first time in a long time, the water levels at Lake Oroville are higher than usual for Labor Day weekend which means a big crowd on the water.

Posted: Aug 30, 2019 7:19 PM
Updated: Aug 30, 2019 7:19 PM

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six - for the first time in a long time -- the water levels at lake oroville are higher than usual for labor day weekend... action news now reporter kristian lopez spoke to boaters and employees at the bidwell canyon marina, who are preparing for the big holiday. ### kira ambrose: we just love it we've made a ton of friends out here, it's become our second home. kira ambrose travels nearly 3 hours from kelseyville every year to enjoy labor day weekend at lake oroville.... kira ambrose: its a beautiful lake, its a beautiful area, the community is nice. our friends are here we just enjoy it so much. but its more than just the lake's beauty and community that brings kira and family back each year. kira: its great recreation for house boating, skiing, camping, the dogs love it, our families love it. kristian stand up: as you can see it's pretty quiet right now but employees say they're preparing for a very busy weekend, and they're excited because this year, lake levels are a lot higher... sherry cook/assistant general manager: all of our rental boats are ready to go, the weather is gonna be great it's not gonna be too hot. sherry cook: this is the first time in a long time we've had this much water going into labor day weekend...we're really excited, we're glad the water is this high, it'll give us a good weekend. and while hundreds are preparing to head out to the water-- officals are reminding everyone to stay vigilant. lieutenant steve collins/ butte county sheriff's office: labor day weekend is typically the weekend that we have more water rescues... he adds there will be an increase in personnel this weekend in areas like lake oroville and the sacramento river.... lieutenant steve collins/ butte county sheriff's office: be cognisant of your level of impairment, we want everybody to be able to enjoy themselves, however we don't want anyone to get hurt. in butte county, kristian lopez action news now. ### the butte county sheriff's office also wants to remind everyone that there is*no alcoho* allowed on the sacramento river during labor day weekend.
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A fire weather watch has been issued from 1pm Monday to 11am Wednesday in the Valley and foothills due to dry and gusty conditions. We'll warm up next week but next weekend is looking much much cooler and wet.
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