Oroville Dam

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Oroville Dam
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KintraUnited States
LocationOroville, Californie
Coordinates39°32′20″N 121°29′08″W / 39.53889°N 121.48556°W / 39.53889; -121.48556Coordinates: 39°32′20″N 121°29′08″W / 39.53889°N 121.48556°W / 39.53889; -121.48556[1]
PurposeWatter supply, fluid control, pouer
Construction begoud1961
Appenin dateMay 4, 1968
Awner(s)Californie Depairtment o Watter Resources
Dam an spillweys
Teep o damZoned Earthfill
ImpoondsFeather River
Hicht (foondation)770 ft (235 m)[2]
Lenth6,920 ft (2,109 m)[2]
Dam vollum77,619,000 cu yd (59,344,000 m3)
Spillwey teepService, 8x gate-controlled
Spillwey capacity150,000 cu ft/s (4,200 m3/s) (service)[3]
CreautsLoch Oroville
Tot capacity3,537,577 acre⋅ft (4.363537 km3)[4]
Inactive capacity29,600 acre⋅ft (0.0365 km3)[5]
Catchment aurie3,607 sq mi (9,340 km2)[4]
Surface aurie15,805 acre (6,396 ha)[4]
Normal elevation901 ft (275 m) (spillway crest)[3]
Hydraulic heid615 ft (187 m)[6]
Turbines3x conventional
3x pump-generators
Instawed capacity819 MW[6]
Annual generation1,490 GWh[7]
Oroville Dam

Oroville Dam is a yirdfill embankment dam on the Feather River east o the ceety o Oroville, Californie, in the Unitit States. At 770 feet (235 m) heich, it is the tawest dam in the U.S.[8] an serves mainly for watter supply, hydroelectricity generation an fluid control. The dam impoonds Loch Oroville, the seicont lairgest man-made loch in the state o Californie, capable o storin mair nor 3.5 million acre-feet (4.4 km3)[9]. It is locatit in the Sierra Nevada fithills east o the Sacramento Valley.

Efter hivy rains in Februar 2017, the main spillwey wis damaged an an anticipatit failur o the auxiliary spillwey resultit in the mass evacuation o touns in the river basin.

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  1. "Lake Oroville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 19 Januar 1981. Retrieved 31 Mairch 2012.
  2. a b "Oroville Dam". National Performance of Dams Program. Stanford University. Archived frae the original on 29 Mairch 2020. Retrieved 31 Mairch 2012.
  3. a b "Oroville Facilities (FERC Project No. 2100)" (PDF). California Department of Water Resources. Januar 2005. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 25 Mey 2017. Retrieved 13 Februar 2017.
  4. a b c "Oroville Dam (ORO)". California Data Exchange Center. California Department of Water Resources. Retrieved 31 Mairch 2012.
  5. Ritzema, Randall S.; Newlin, Brad D.; Van Lienden, Brian J. (October 2001). "Appendix H: Infrastructure" (PDF). CALVIN Project. University of California Davis. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 6 November 2017. Retrieved 25 Januar 2014.
  6. a b Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named power
  7. "California Hydroelectric Statistics & Data". California Energy Commission. Archived frae the original on 28 Januar 2015. Retrieved 24 Januar 2015.
  8. "Dam, Hydropower and Reservoir Statistics". United States Society on Dams. Archived frae the original on 25 Mairch 2012. Retrieved 31 Mairch 2012.
  9. "Alphabetical List of California Dams (Over 40,000 acre feet)". Civil and Environmental Engineering. University of California Davis. Archived frae the original on 5 Februar 2012. Retrieved 31 Mairch 2012.