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Yolo County Manager of Operations & Strategy
(Public Information Officer)

Beth Gabor
625 Court Street, Room 202
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: (530) 666-8042
FAX: (530) 669-4029

Shelter Open in Yolo County for Those Affected by Oroville Dam Spillway Evacuation

Post Date:02/12/2017 11:06 PM
(Woodland, CA) – As shelters, hotels and motels begin to fill, Yolo County has opened a shelter to assist those affected by the Oroville Dam spillway evacuation at the Yolo County Fairgrounds (in the Home Arts Building), located at 1250 East Gum Avenue in Woodland.

An evacuation order is in place for Oroville and south to the Sutter County line, as well as the Marysville area, due to a hazardous situation developing with the Oroville Dam auxiliary spillway. Operation of the auxiliary spillway has led to severe erosion that could lead to a failure of the structure, possibly resulting in an uncontrolled release of flood waters from Lake Oroville. While Lake Oroville water levels are currently below the emergency spillway, the risk remains and the evacuation is still in effect.

To reach Yolo County’s shelter at the Yolo County Fairgrounds from I-5: take exit 537 for Main Street; turn left on E. Main Street; turn left on East Street; turn left on E. Gum Avenue. The Yolo County Fairgrounds are located at 1250 East Gum Avenue in Woodland.

While Yolo County is not expected to be impacted by a possible release of flood waters, Yolo County officials continue to closely monitor the situation.

For the latest information on the Oroville Dam spillway, follow the California Department of Water Resources on Twitter @CA_DWR.