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Oroville Dam
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Oroville Dam is locatit in Californie
Oroville Dam
Oroville Dam
Kintra United States
Location Oroville, Californie
Coordinates 39°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]
Purpose Watter supply, fluid control, pouer
Status Operational
Construction begoud 1961
Appenin date May 4, 1968
Awner(s) Californie Depairtment o Watter Resources
Dam an spillweys
Teep o dam Zoned Earthfill
Impoonds Feather River
Hicht (foondation) 770 ft (235 m)[2]
Lenth 6,920 ft (2,109 m)[2]
Dam vollum 77,619,000 cu yd (59,344,000 m3)
Spillwey teep Service, 8x gate-controlled
Spillwey capacity 150,000 cu ft/s (4,200 m3/s) (service)[3]
Creauts Loch Oroville
Tot capacity 3,537,577 acre⋅ft (4.363537 km3)[4]
Inactive capacity 29,600 acre⋅ft (0.0365 km3)[5]
Catchment aurie 3,607 sq mi (9,340 km2)[4]
Surface aurie 15,805 acres (6,396 ha)[4]
Normal elevation 901 ft (275 m) (spillway crest)[3]
Hydraulic heid 615 ft (187 m)[6]
Turbines 3x conventional
3x pump-generators
Instawed capacity 819 MW[6]
Annual generation 1,490 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 than 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.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Lake Oroville". Geographic Names Information System. Unitit States Geological Survey. January 19, 1981. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Oroville Dam". National Performance of Dams Program. Stanford University. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Oroville Facilities (FERC Project No. 2100)" (PDF). California Department of Water Resources. Jan 2005. Retrieved 2017-02-13. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Oroville Dam (ORO)". California Data Exchange Center. California Department of Water Resources. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  5. Ritzema, Randall S.; Newlin, Brad D.; Van Lienden, Brian J. (October 2001). "Appendix H: Infrastructure" (PDF). CALVIN Project. University of California Davis. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named power
  7. "California Hydroelectric Statistics & Data". California Energy Commission. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  8. "Dam, Hydropower and Reservoir Statistics". United States Society on Dams. Retrieved March 31, 2012. [deid airtin]
  9. "Alphabetical List of California Dams (Over 40,000 acre feet)". Civil and Environmental Engineering. University of California Davis. Retrieved March 31, 2012.