June 27, 2019
Oroville Operations Update
DWR Reopening Public Access to Top of Oroville Dam
DWR will reopen public access to the top of the dam, Oroville Dam Crest Road (a.k.a. Oro Dam Blvd.) on Saturday, June 29 for pedestrians, bicyclists and persons with disabilities.
The public will have access to the pedestrian lane on the lakeside of Dam Crest Road from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week, as well as parking at the Upper Overlook. For safety considerations, the public will not be able to drive across the top of the dam.
For more information, visit: https://water.ca.gov/News/News-Releases/2019/June/Oroville-Dam-Crest-Road-Reopening-to-Public
Portions of Lake Oroville State Recreation Area Closed for Filming Tomorrow
DWR and California State Parks are closing a portion of the middle fork of Lake Oroville and the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area tomorrow, June 28, due to commercial filming of low-level aerial flying operations.
The closed area extends from Bidwell Bar Bridge to Feather Falls. Other than the occasional noise from aerial operations, there will be no impacts to Lake Oroville’s boat launching or camping facilities. DWR and California State Parks apologize for any inconvenience to visitors.
Water releases from Hyatt Powerplant are approximately 4,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). The current elevation of Oroville reservoir is 895 feet. If DWR determines that it is necessary to use the main spillway, in addition to Hyatt Powerplant, DWR will notify the public and media.
Fourth of July Celebration in Oroville
Several local partners including DWR, the Rotary Club of Oroville, California State Parks and more are hosting a fireworks show at the Thermalito North Forebay recreation area, as well as at the nearby Feather River Recreation and Park District's Nelson Sports Complex, on July 4. Activities will start at the Sports Complex at 4 p.m. and continue through 8 p.m. The fireworks display will start 30 minutes after sunset. Follow the event’s Facebook page at Lake Oroville Fireworks for the latest information.
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For more local recreation information, visit LakeOroville.net.