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Oroville Ready

Dec 06, 2017

Oroville series, part one:  DWR says it's ready for winter rains:  “It might be another year or so until reconstruction of the main spillway at Lake Oroville is officially complete, but Department of Water Resources officials say the structure is ready for whatever this winter can throw at it, even if there are a few cracks here and there.  Since the main spillway was damaged in early February, DWR and its hired hands – crews with Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. – have filled in the two gigantic scour holes that formed and rebuilt the chute in preparation of the upcoming winter rains.   “The new spillway can handle 100,000 cubic feet of water per second or more for the upcoming wet season,” said Erin Mellon, assistant director of Public Affairs for DWR. “Also, construction crews used erosion mitigation on the surrounding hillside to prepare the site in the event of heavy rain.” … ” Read more from the Appeal-Democrat here:  Oroville series, part one:  DWR says it’s ready for winter rains