DWR expects to resume using the flood control spillway to discharge 40,000 cfs to 50,000 cfs, with operations dependent upon weather, lake inflow and other factors.
The flood control spillway was last used February 27, and work has been underway to reinforce and protect it from further erosion when it is used again.
Debris removal will continue this week. Approximately 990,000 cubic yards of sediment and debris below the Flood Control Spillway have been removed by crews working 24 hours per day.
With inflows ranging from approximately 13,000 cfs and 19,000 cfs, Lake Oroville is at 861.3 feet elevation.