Boy, climate sure does change…or is it just the weather?...weather gonna weather….(and not the DM)😆😆😆
Nearly 2 million Northern Californians are under a water shortage emergency as state grapples with severe drought
By Aya Elamroussi, Sarah Moon and Brisa Colon, CNN
Published 5:51 AM EDT, Thu June 10, 2021
“We’ve been notified by the Department of Water Resources that we’re going to hit a historic low,” California State Parks Public Safety Chief Aaron Wright told CNN.
provides water for drinking, agriculture and rivers with up to 3.5 million acre-feet of storage. The lake is experiencing exceptional drought, according to US Drought Monitor, along with dozens of other neighboring Northern California counties.
About 80 houseboats from Bidwell Canyon Marina and 50 houseboats from Lime Saddle Marina were pulled “to help adjust and avoid any issues as the water gets lower,” Wright explained. At full lake levels, Bidwell Canyon Marina has a capacity of 800 houseboats and Lime Saddle Marina has a capacity of 400.
Jared Rael, assistant general manager at Bidwell Canyon Marina, told CNN that many people were upset when they were told their houseboats had to be removed from the water.
“People are upset, but for a good reason,” Rael said. “They bought boats so they could be on a lake, and unfortunately we’re at a spot where it is no longer safe to have their boats in certain spots on the lake because it’s going to get so narrow.”
Rael added that houseboats are pulled off the lake every year, but it’s the first time this many boats were forced to be removed.
“Obviously, the boat pulls is not something we wanted to do, but it’s something we had to do,” he said. “We’re trying to do what we can in a bad situation.”
DWR to increase release of water into the spillway at Lake Oroville Dam
Mar 8, 2023
OROVILLE, Calif. -
The Department of Water Resource said it will release more water into the main spillway at Lake Oroville as early as Friday.
The DWR said it would increase outflows through the Hyatt Powerplant on Wednesday, as it anticipates ongoing wet weather, rising lake levels, and increased runoff inflows into the reservoirs.
The water level at Lake Oroville as of 9 a.m. on Wednesday was 838 feet in elevation. The highest elevation is 900 feet.