Oroville Dam Resources Guide

Issues: Water

UPDATE: EVACUATION ORDER LIFTED, BUT EVACUATION WARNING REMAINS IN PLACE. Residents are allowed to return to their homes, but should keep bags packed in case the situation worsens and another evacuation is ordered.


As you’re aware, the series of storms that have hit California over the past month have brought potentially record-breaking amounts of rainfall and caused severe damage. I know that this is a difficult time for everyone, and I’m working closely with federal, state, and local authorities to ensure that the right resources are in place to protect residents and respond to the damage caused by the storms.

I wanted to send you a list of resources and services that are available to you, including evacuation shelters and where you can get the latest safety updates. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to any of my offices in Davis (530-753-5301), Fairfield (707-438-1822), or Washington, DC (202-225-1880).

Evacuation Shelter Locations:

  • The Red Cross Emergency App shows shelter locations near you, available for Android and iPhone and by texting “GETEMERGENCY” to 90999
  • Yuba County
    • Beale Air Force Base has authorized transit across the installation entering via either Doolittle Gate (off of Hammonton Smartsville road) or Schneider Gate (North Beale road) and exiting to higher ground via the Grass Valley gate.
    • Harris Fitness Center located on base is currently an active shelter location. Evacuees seeking shelter will park at Dragon Town and from there be transferred to the OMNI for registration via bus.
    • Alcouffe Center, 9185 Marysville Rd, Oregon House
    • Call the 9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs at 530-634-8887
  • Sutter County
    • Sutter County High School (Acacia Ave)
  • Glenn County
    • Glenn County Fairgrounds, 221 E. Yolo St., Orland
    • For livestock that need shelter: Orland Stockyard, 3877 County Rd 99 W, Orland
  • Yolo County
    • Yolo County Fairgrounds (in Home Arts Building), 1250 East Gum Avenue, Woodland
  • Sacramento County
    • Citrus Heights Community Center, 6300 Fountain Square Drive, Citrus Heights (midnight-10am; no pets allowed)
    • Sikh Temple, 4600 Pell Dr, Sacramento; 916-922-1313
    • Sikh Temple, 7676 Bradshaw Rd, Sacramento; 916-688-3020
    • Sikh Temple, 2301 Evergreen Ave, West Sacramento; 916-371-9787
    • Sikh Temple, 6221 16th St., Rio Linda; 916-992-1710 (Contact: Rashpaul Singh)
  • Butte County
    • Neighborhood Church in Chico, 2801 Notre Dame (no animals inside)
    • Paradise Alliance Church (CMA), 6491 Clark Road (small animals accepted, RVs allowed in Parking Lot)
    • Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St., Chico (animals accepted) (meals from Salvation Army)
    • Elks Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Ave, Chico (RVs allowed in parking lot)
    • East Avenue Church, 1184 East Avenue, Chico (no animals accepted; has cots for sleeping, blankets, hot soup and sandwiches for evacuees.)
    • St. Johns Episcopal Church, 2341 Floral Avenue, Chico (small animals accepted if leashed and crated)
    • Azads Martial Arts, 313 Walnut, Chico (no animals accepted)
    • For animals: Camelot Equestrian Park, 1985 Clark Road (Highway 191), Butte Valley, CA
    • All schools closed in Butte County
  • Placer County
    • Placer County Fairgrounds (800 All America City Blvd, Roseville)
    • Sikh Temple, 1090 Main Street, Roseville
  • Nevada County
    • Nevada County Fairgrounds (11228 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley)

**NOTE: For those evacuating to hotels/motels, by law, hotels/motels cannot raise rates by more than 10% during a disaster.

For emergency updates:

  • Cal Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)

o   Website: https://www.caloes.ca.gov/

o   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaOES

o   Twitter: @Cal_OES

  • California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

o   Website: https://www.water.ca.gov/

o   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CADWR

o   Twitter: @CA_DWR

  • Cal FIRE

o   Website: https://www.fire.ca.gov/

o   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CALFIRE

o   Twitter: @CAL_FIRE


Local hotlines

·         Yuba County or Sutter County residents: 1-866-916-3566

·         Sutter County Emergency Operations Call Center: (530) 822-4988 or (530) 822-7556

·         Yuba County Transportation Hotline: (530) 749-7701 *For those needing transportation out of the area*

·         Red Cross of Northeastern California: (530) 673-1460


For the latest road conditions:

State Highway closures (as of February 13)


  • Butte County:
    • EB 162 @ SR99
    • SB 99 from 149 to Durham Pentz
    • SB 149 @ Openshaw
    • SB 70 @ 149
    • SB 70 JSO SR 191
  • Yuba County
    • NB 70 @ Woodruff (Train Trestle)
  • Sutter County
  • SR20 between Yuba City and Marysville @ 5th St. – Closed; 10th St. – Closed; E St. – Open
  • 99 @ SR20
  • 99 @ Riviera 

Local Government Updates:

  • Butte County

o   Twitter: @CountyofButte

o   Twitter: @ButteSheriff 

  • Yuba County

o   Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/YubaCounty

o   Twitter: @YubaCounty

  • Sutter County

o   Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/CountyofSutter

o   Twitter: @CountyofSutter

  • Nevada County

o   Twitter: @NCgov

  • City of Oroville

o   Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/cityoforoville

  • City of Marysville

o   Twitter: @MarysvillePD

  • City of Yuba City

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/YubaCityCalifornia


Safety Information:

Drowning is the number one cause of deaths during a flood event. Remember the following:

  • Never walk or drive through flowing water.
  • Shallow, but fast-moving water can knock you off your feet. Even 12 inches of water – just a foot – is enough to lift a car off the ground and carry it into deeper, faster moving water. The depth of the water is not always obvious, especially if the road has been washed out.
  • Follow the recommended evacuation route. Don’t attempt to take shortcuts or go around safety barriers, or you may end up in harm's way. The barriers are there for a reason.
  • Be careful driving at night, when flood hazards are more difficult to identify.
  • Watch and listen for updates and changes to evacuation routes.