The student news site of California State University, Chico

The Orion

Spillway evacuations continue, federal government involved

Evacuees+rest+in+their+cots+at+the+Silver+Dollar+Fairgrounds.+Photo+credit%3A+Miguel+Orozco
Evacuees rest in their cots at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Photo credit: Miguel Orozco

Evacuees rest in their cots at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Photo credit: Miguel Orozco

Evacuees rest in their cots at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Photo credit: Miguel Orozco

Jacqueline Morales

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






A press conference for the Oroville Spillway took place today at noon to address continued evacuations and federal involvement in the incident.

The evacuation remains in effect and efforts to secure the areas affected are in progress.

“We are working on a repopulation plan that will get people safe back to their homes,” said Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea.

 

No water is currently flowing over the Emergency Spillway and lake levels continue to fall. The lake level is currently 895.92 feet. The goal is to reduce the lake level by 50 feet, according to Sheriff Honea.

Cal Fire’s Kevin Lawson, Acting Director of California Department of Water Bill Croyle and U.S. Representative Doug LaMalfa were also present at the press conference.

LaMalfa is waiting to hear back from the White House and further declarations from Governor Jerry Brown.

The Spillway is receiving attention from the federal government because 20 percent of the dam was funded through the Army Corps of Engineers.

Jacqueline Morales can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Spillway evacuations continue, federal government involved

    Breaking News

    Community enjoys a taste of Chico

  • Spillway evacuations continue, federal government involved

    Breaking News

    Superheroes run for a good cause

  • Spillway evacuations continue, federal government involved

    Breaking News

    Student shot at house party

  • Spillway evacuations continue, federal government involved

    Breaking News

    Woman reported stripping in parking lot

  • Spillway evacuations continue, federal government involved

    Breaking News

    Ponderosa fire victims learn to rebuild their homes

  • Spillway evacuations continue, federal government involved

    Breaking News

    Torres Community Shelter hosts Gratitude Day in Chico

  • Spillway evacuations continue, federal government involved

    Breaking News

    Flu shots available on campus

  • Spillway evacuations continue, federal government involved

    Administration

    Monetary grant encourages a tobacco free generation by The American Cancer Society

  • Spillway evacuations continue, federal government involved

    Breaking News

    Chico State continues to receive nationwide recognition

  • Spillway evacuations continue, federal government involved

    Breaking News

    Butte County Sergeant is injured in car accident

The student news site of California State University, Chico
Spillway evacuations continue, federal government involved