Hydrology and Flood Control Features of Oroville Dam

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


Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 4, Pg. 473-491


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Planning of 735 ft high Oroville zoned earthfill dam, proposed for construction by State of California on Feather River; summary of hydrologic and meteorologic characteristics of Feather River Basin and hydrologic studies pertaining to design floods for project; preliminary spillway design concepts and proposed operating criteria are also discussed; reservoir will impound 3,523,000 acre-ft of water.

Subject Headings: Hydrology | Floods | Dams | Hydrologic models | Spillways | Hydraulic design | Rivers and streams | Earthfill dams | Zoning | Infrastructure construction | Earth fills | North America | California | United States

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