Projection: Lake Oroville could reach record low by November
As drought conditions continue throughout Butte County, the Department of Water Resources is currently projecting that the surface water level of Lake Oroville could reach an all-time low of 620 feet above sea level by October or November. The lake reached an all-time low of 645 feet above sea level in September 1977. As of Thursday, Lake Oroville’s surface water level was 648.47 feet above sea level. When full Lake Oroville’s surface water level is 900 feet above sea level.