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Old     (dmontandon)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-01-2010, 7:32 PM Reply   
Just made our Memorial Day reservation... Hows the water levels at Oroville? I'm hoping just like Shasta we'll have had most of the same results at Oroville???
Old     (helman)      Join Date: Feb 2010       05-01-2010, 8:25 PM Reply   
Stat page:

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/current/RES
Old     (dmontandon)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-02-2010, 4:11 PM Reply   
That's all well in good, thanks Paul... But no pics? Where's the love...
Old     (denystaucd)      Join Date: Feb 2003       05-02-2010, 6:43 PM Reply   
The water levels is a good 75 feet plus lower then the tree line, but it is filling in fast. I'll get a picture this week when I'm up there (tues or wed).
Cheers,
DC
Old     (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       05-02-2010, 9:36 PM Reply   
Yeah it was 125 feet down two weeks ago. Beem watching it too.
Old     (tp83)      Join Date: Nov 2007       05-02-2010, 10:28 PM Reply   
This was from the april 15th, and before that it was coming up really fast. Don't have any recent pics we have had some strange weather.
Old     (seth)      Join Date: Sep 2002       05-03-2010, 8:18 AM Reply   
Awesome pic!! A buddy and I lived on his houseboat and worked at the marina in 2002. I havent been there in a couple years but am going on a houseboat trip there June 10. It should be awesome!!!
Old     (helman)      Join Date: Feb 2010       05-03-2010, 5:08 PM Reply   
Sorry Cali- never been to the "O"...hence sans pics. I just know that site from watching local lake levels and for wishing I could fit in a Shasta trip this year! Damn- fullpool. Here's to hoping Oroville get there as well!
Old     (dmontandon)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-04-2010, 3:26 PM Reply   
No biggie Paul, its looking way better than it did last year... I cant wait!
Old     (dmontandon)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-04-2010, 3:28 PM Reply   
Thanks Dennis... Looking forward to the pics...
Old     (denystaucd)      Join Date: Feb 2003       05-05-2010, 11:28 PM Reply   
Here's one from tuesday looking south from the highway 70 bridge, I'll try to get one each week. The water is coming up!!!

Last edited by denystaucd; 05-05-2010 at 11:35 PM. Reason: trying to get photo added again=) might have figured it out now
Old     (02Suprassv)      Join Date: May 2010       05-06-2010, 3:42 PM Reply   
For the past week Oroville has been filling about 2 feet a day. There was an article in the Chico ER today and they said they estimate it to hit about 825ft and then to stay around that level until the end of June thanks to the good snow pack we have this year. The bad news is they still estimate it to get as low as 660 ft again this year which is right around the level we hit last year.

Does any one know what the water temp is right now? we are thinking about heading out to Oroville on Saturday for the first time this year and I am wondering if its trunkable or should we just leave the boards at home.
Old     (denystaucd)      Join Date: Feb 2003       05-06-2010, 6:27 PM Reply   
Can't say for the lake, but the north fork flowing into Oroville has been about 48-52 F, the last week. I think the outflow at the base of Oroville dam was at 52-54F 'ish. Could be the cold deep water running out the power house, so the lake could be much warmer for swimming. I trunked the delta at 66 F 2 weeks ago.
Cheers,
DC
Old     (02Suprassv)      Join Date: May 2010       05-06-2010, 9:55 PM Reply   
Thanks DC. I was on the afterbay last weekend but didnt ride, that water was pretty chilly but it does come out of the bottom of the damn. I will let you know how the water is this weekend. We are planning on getting our first session of the year in.
Old     (02Suprassv)      Join Date: May 2010       05-09-2010, 9:31 AM Reply   
So Oroville was a chilling 61 degrees but we still rode in it for a little while. If you launch out of lime saddle be prepared for a 15 minute drive in the 5mph zone, they have the house boats so spread out that they go out past the highway 70 bridge.
Old     (tp83)      Join Date: Nov 2007       05-09-2010, 3:53 PM Reply   
How was the wind out at lime saddle? we were planning on going to the after bay yesterday but on my way back from sac i stopped by and it looked pretty rough.
Old     (02Suprassv)      Join Date: May 2010       05-09-2010, 5:34 PM Reply   
We hit the after bay last sunday and it was really windy. Yesterday at lime saddle it wasnt bad at all. once we go out on the lake there were a times when the wind picked up for a little bit but nothing compared to last sunday at the after bay. I think next weekend we are going to go out to black butte and see how thats looking.
Old     (joedy530)      Join Date: May 2010       05-11-2010, 5:01 PM Reply   
oroville is lookin alot better today it is at 810 ft 90 ft from crest we are hoping for a good year. stop by and say hi on your way through.. oroville cycle
Old     (wakeboardertj)      Join Date: May 2005       05-11-2010, 5:58 PM Reply   
If anyone needs a third hit me up! have gas money and boat driving experience
Old     (colinsill)      Join Date: Jun 2010       06-16-2010, 11:13 AM Reply   
Yo, I've got a houseboat booked for July 10th wknd at Lake Oroville.

Can anyone provide suggestions for a good spot to park the boat? We have another boat for wakeboarding. I'm thinking the south fork, but open to other suggestions.

Thanks!
Old     (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       06-16-2010, 12:41 PM Reply   
I was just up there last weekend for the first time. We did most of our riding in the south fork and there were some pretty good spots to park the houseboat. Water is plenty warm. Only beef was the wind was absolutely relentless and thus there was all kinds of debris floating around, we dodged some trees the size of buses. All in all, that is a pretty sweet lake. I'd like to hit it some time when its not windy.
Old     (02Suprassv)      Join Date: May 2010       06-16-2010, 3:00 PM Reply   
We launched out of Lime saddle and went up the north fork on saturday and sunday and the wind wasnt blowing much up there but the lake does a lot of crap floating in it right now. once the water starts to drop a little hopefully some of that will get caught up on the shore and clear it out a little bit.
Old     (seth)      Join Date: Sep 2002       06-16-2010, 3:45 PM Reply   
I was up there with Steve and managed to bend my prop on something. We were dodging stuff all day and hit something that was under water and never even saw what it was.
Old     (joedy530)      Join Date: May 2010       07-07-2010, 12:55 PM Reply   
most of are customers ride middle fork water is cleaner and there was very little debris..

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