Stakeholders to Meet Tuesday on Progress of Oroville Dam

Monday, October 29, 2018

Members of the Oroville Dam Safety and Reliability Ad Hoc Committee are scheduled to meet Tuesday, October 30, at 8 a.m. to discuss the progress of the Oroville Dam Spillway construction.

These local leaders and experts will follow up with DWR officials regarding the safety of the department’s work on the reconstructed spillway ahead of the self-imposed completion deadline of November 1.  


U.S. Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale)
Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama)
Assemblymember James Gallagher (R-Yuba)
Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea
Butte County Supervisor Bill Connelly
Matt Mentink
Ron Stork
Mike Inamine, P.E.
Larry Grundman
Sean Early
Rune Storesund, Dr. Eng., P.E., G.E.
Sandy Linville


Tuesday, November 30 from 8 - 10 a.m.


Department of Water Resources (DWR) Oroville Field Division Office – Room 2019 – 460 Glen Drive


Following the failure of the spillway in December 2016 and the evacuation of nearly 200,000 residents, outraged community leaders demanded answers regarding the dam’s safety and reliability.

The Oroville Dam Safety and Reliability Ad Hoc Committee is the result of citizens’ engagement and desire to bolster the reliability of Oroville Dam and make the safety of our community a top priority.

Following their first meeting, members of the Ad Hoc Committee submitted comments and questions to DWR officials to further understand DWR’s process and obtain more information. Please click here to read the ad hoc letter, and here to review the committee’s comments. For DWR’s response, please click here, and here to access the comments.

To review Tuesday’s agenda, please click here.

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Senator Nielsen represents the Fourth Senate District, which includes the counties of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba. To contact Senator Jim Nielsen, please call him at 916-651-4004, or via email at

Assemblyman James Gallagher represents the 3rd Assembly District, which encompasses all of Glenn, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba counties as well as portions of Butte and Colusa counties.