The Orion

Lake Oroville levels spike

Lake Oroville levels spike through the month of January. Photo credit: Alejandra Fraga

Alejandra Fraga

February 1, 2017

Lake Oroville has experienced some of its highest water levels through the month of January."Storms have impacted levels dramatically, we are already releasing water through dams" Tim Sharkey, Project Development Manager, said.Last month, the lake rose over 74 feet and has reached a total of 854 feet, w...

Too hot California causing El Nino to chill out

Chico creek flows through campus outside of Butte Hall.

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 14, 2016

Even though El Nino has created record breaking numbers in rainfall and snow pack, it is still not enough to make up for the past dry winters. El Nino has provided a 105 percent snow pack level with the Northern Sierra area registering a 114 percent average for the past rain year. This has allowed an eight foot water increase in Lake Orovill...

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