Hydrology and Flood Control Features at Oroville Dam

by Joseph I. Burns,
Kenneth B. Mayo,
William A. Arvola,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 4, Pg. 33-52

Document Type: Journal Paper


Oroville Dam, a 735-ft high, zoned earthfill dam, is proposed for construction by the State of California on the Feather River, a major tributary of the Sacramento River. A summary of the hydrologic and meteorologic characteristics of the Feather River Basin and the hydrologic studies pertaining to the design floods for the project are presented. The preliminary spillway design concepts and proposed operating criteria are also discussed.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Hydrology | Floods | Dams | Earthfill dams | Hydrologic models | Hydraulic design | Zoning | California | United States

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