Oroville, northwest California
Oroville Dam is on the Feather River in Butte County, California and is used for flood control, irrigation, drinking water, hydroelectric power and recreation purposes. Construction was completed in 1968. Its normal surface area is 25 square miles. It is owned by California Department Of Water Reservoirurces.
Oroville is of earthen construction, rock fill. The core is earth. The foundation is rock. Its height is 770 feet with a length of 6920 feet. Maximum discharge is 227000 cubic feet per second. Its capacity is 3540000 acre feet. Normal storage is 3540000 acre feet. It drains an area of 3611 square miles.
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